Monday, December 10, 2012

A few useful links about trademarks

A trade mark is a word, phrase or symbol, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or figurative elements, that identifies and distinguishes the goods or services of one company from those of another. Organisations ranging from SMEs to huge multinationals use trade marks registration systems to protect their brands.
These is a first list of interesting links about trademarks

USPTO Bulk Downloads: Trademarks - Google repository for US TM raw data

OECD Working paper about trademarks as an indicator of product and marketing innovations

EU TM office search page:

MARKIFY: alternative TM search engine for EU

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

IPC - SITC/ISIC concordance

 Lybber and Zolas present in the paper:

A new algorithmic approach to constructing concordances between the International Patent Classification (IPC) system that organizes patents by technical features and industry classification systems that organize economic data, such as the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) and the Harmonized System (HS). This ‘Algorithmic Links with Probabilities’ (ALP) approach incorporates text analysis software and keyword extraction programs and applies them to a comprehensive patent dataset.

The ALP concordances described in this paper can be downloaded from the WIPO website at

About patent value

This is a short list about patent value speaker, at session held during PATSTAT conference 2012

Valuation of innovation: The case of iPhone

Other non academic participant were:

ocean tomo:
A US company who patented an algorithm to predict likely value of a patent;

designed for objectively assessing patent quality, relative value, relevant patents and technologies, competition, and competitive trends.

Creator af an algorithm called FICO for evaluating patents using citation, in a way similar to googlerank.
more at:


UK IP office data interface

A good source of already structured data is also UK ip office.

In it's IPSUM (Online Patent Information and Document Inspection Service) interface allows users to access (and easily parse) many data, including EP reister data.

Data available are:

Application Number, Application Source, Application Language, Publication Number, Publication Language, Status (ie Granted), Filing Date, Publication Date, Grant Date, Last Renewal Date, Year of Last Renewal, Next Renewal Date, Designated States, Application Title. Grant Title, Address for Service + adp, Applicant / Proprietor + adp, Inventors + adp, EPO Representative + adp


ADP stands for automated data processing number that is like person_id in Patstat, that unfortunately is not disambiguated (see new holland example below).

Applicant / Proprietor NEW HOLLAND KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY S.P.A. Strada di Settimo, 323 10099 San Mauro Torinese Italy [ADP Number 77324077001]

plicant / Proprietor NEW HOLLAND KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY S.P.A. Strada di Settimo, 323 10099 San Mauro Torinese (TO) Italy [ADP Number 76169127001]