Monday, May 28, 2012

Patent wars

@ this link

is possible to finde a very nice infography showing out all legal procedures among high tech players, based on patents infringments.
Who is the winner? obviously the lawyers....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mapping ethnicity onto names

OnoMAP is a spin off of University College London that provides, via it's website, a way of classifying people and the places they live, based on our common cultural, ethnic and linguistic roots. 

OnoMAP analyses common patterns of forenames and surnames using a databases of people drawn from 28 countries. The OnoMAP classification covers over 500,000 forenames and 1 million surnames, and most exhibit distinctive geographic patterning.

 Via the website you can make a simple interrogation on one name/surname or you may contact the company for providing full access to the data.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Patent databases for business intelligence

This post is for students of Economics of innovation in Pavia where I held a seminar @ 9/5/2012

the complete presentation can be downloaded here and contains a review about stat of art of main available resources (online and offline) about patent data.

Language ITA.