To solve the problem I consulted some experts, they introduced an interesting tool-patent map. So what the hell the map is? Is it can be packaged into my pocket, like the real map can do? Actually, it’s not paper stuff. It’s a new conception and tool to deal with patent data. To explain it more clearly, I extract the explanation from EPU website. Here is the thing:
“Patent mapping is essentially the visualisation of the results of statistical analyses and text mining processes applied to patent documents. Patent mapping allows you to create a visual representation of information from and about patent documents in a way that is easy to understand. It is an excellent tool for assessing large sets of patent data. Using bibliographic data you can identify which technical fields particular applicants are active in, and how their filing patterns and IP portfolios change over time. It is also possible to find out which countries lead in which fields.”
Cheers! Like mining tools, we mine what we want in the world of data. And then it shows in a visualized way, a bit same as after hard data camping to the top of the hill, a patent landscape map just in front of your eyes. The mapping patent tools is obviously important to the persons who need to make key decisions in a company, investors, stocker holders, management team, R&D workers, banks and etc.
There’re two ways of the patent map on patsnap website, which are citation map and geographic map. The first map offers users the citations of the concrete patent, includes the patents which cited from the one ,for example, the patent US4540591, Robusta coffee steaming, roasting and blending method, cited US3572235, US3595668, US3640726, US3767418 and US3964175. Meanwhile ten more like this patents use it partially. On the left side of the following picture is the five original patents that be cited, and on the right are the ten patents use from it you may get a simple and convenient patent mapping service from this website-patsnap.com.