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Artificial Intelligence and Patent Data

I am embarking on a new phase of my Patent life, investigating the use of Artificial Intelligence in Patent Analytics and Whitespace Detection. Although this is not a new application of artificial intelligence, I think there is scope for retrospective analysis for accuracy. Predicting trends with artificial intelligence and patent data is a very activeContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Patent Data”

R&D Tax Credits

R&D Tax Credits are rewards for innovative R&D projects that may 1) advance science and technology 2) did or tried to overcome an uncertainty 3) not easily solved by a professional in the field. These metrics are similar to inventive step in patent law i.e. is the problem solved in a way that is notContinue reading “R&D Tax Credits”

Enterprise Ireland Grants for IP & Patents

Enterprise Ireland is doing a great job promoting IP awareness in Ireland. Two grants are available to Irish Innovators and Companies. The first is for an audit of IP subsisting in the company or invention and is more suitable for early stage innovation. The second bigger grant is for a longer term relationship between theContinue reading “Enterprise Ireland Grants for IP & Patents”

Patent Renewals

Patent Renewals need to be paid every year to keep your European patent application or granted national patent alive and enforceable. You can pay these directly to some patent offices but quite often patent applicants delegate this to their patent attorney. Normally the patent attorney pays another company to do this for them. All ofContinue reading “Patent Renewals”

Patentability of Computer Implemented Simulations

A recent decision from the Enlarged Board related to European patent application 03793825.5, published as international application WO 2004/023347, entitled “Simulation of the movement of an autonomous entity through an environment”. The invention relates in particular to the modelling and the simulation of movements of a pedestrian in an environment. The simulation of an individualContinue reading “Patentability of Computer Implemented Simulations”

What is Patent White Space?

Patent White Space is a term used to describe possible new patentable subject matter not yet claimed by another company. It is an important process in R&D, especially for advanced long term scoping. By identifying this White Space, your company could dominate a new emerging technology. Although many ways exist to carry out White SpaceContinue reading “What is Patent White Space?”


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