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Find Companies Active in Your Field of Technology?

TOPIC: In this example, your company Medtronic Inc. has patents in the field of technology that uses implant devices for dispensing medicine. You want to find other companies that are also active in the same field. RANKing the patent assignees will provide a list of these companies and allow you to view patents the companies hold.

Derwent World Patents Index® (File 351) provides a descriptive title of the technology for ease in determining what the patent contains.

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 351
EXPAND PA=MEDTRONIC INC
SELECT E numbers
SELECT IMPLANT? (5N) (MEDICINE? OR DRUG?)
SELECT S2/2005:2006
SELECT S3 NOT S1
RANK PANAME
Follow the Rank menu
EXS
SELECT S4 and S10
TYPE S11/TI/1-2


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN 351, Derwent World Patents Index that contains descriptive patent titles.

2. Use EXPAND, patent assignee (PA=) and the company name to view a listing of all Medtronic entries.

 

3. SELECT all E numbers for Medtronic Inc.

Note: The patent assignee code (MEDT) can also be used for the search.


?B 351

File 351:Derwent WPI 1963-2006/UD,UM &UP=200633
  (c) 2006  Thomson Derwent 
      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?e pa=medtronic inc

Ref   Items  Index-term
E1        1  PA=MEDTRONIC I
E2        1  PA=MEDTRONIC I (MEDT-I)
E3     3547 *PA=MEDTRONIC INC
E4     3547  PA=MEDTRONIC INC (MEDT)
E5        1  PA=MEDTRONIC INC (MEDT-N)
E6        6  PA=MEDTRONIC INC DBA MEDTRONIC MIDAS REX
E7        6  PA=MEDTRONIC INC DBA MEDTRONIC MIDAS REX (MEDT)
E8        3  PA=MEDTRONIC INSTENT INC
E9        3  PA=MEDTRONIC INSTENT INC (MEDT)
E10       1  PA=MEDTRONIC INSTENT ISRAEL LTD
E11       1  PA=MEDTRONIC INSTENT ISRAEL LTD (MEDT)
E12       1  PA=MEDTRONIC INTERVENTIONAL VASCULAR INC   
      Enter P or PAGE for more

?S E4 OR E7 OR E9 OR E11
       3547  PA=MEDTRONIC INC (MEDT)
          6  PA=MEDTRONIC INC DBA MEDTRONIC MIDAS REX (MEDT)
          3  PA=MEDTRONIC INSTENT INC (MEDT)
          1  PA=MEDTRONIC INSTENT ISRAEL LTD (MEDT)
 S1    3552  PA='MEDTRONIC INC (MEDT)' OR PA='MEDTRONIC INC 
             DBA MEDTRONIC MIDAS REX (MEDT)' OR PA='MEDTRONIC 
             INSTENT INC (MEDT)' OR PA='MEDTRONIC INSTENT 
             ISRAEL LTD (MEDT)'


4. SELECT
keywords for your topic and use a proximity connector (5n) to have keywords within five words of each other.
(Note: ORed terms are in parentheses.)

5. Narrow the search with a date range.

6. NOT out S1 containing your own company to see other companies working in the same area of technology.


?SELECT IMPLANT? (5N) (MEDICINE? OR DRUG?)
      82361  IMPLANT?
      91221  MEDICINE?
      86014  DRUG?
 S2    1298  IMPLANT? (5N) (MEDICINE? OR DRUG?)

?S S2/2005:2006
       1298  S2
    1689164  PY=2005 : PY=2006
 S3     556  S2/2005:2006

?S S3 NOT S1
        556  S3
       3552  S1
 S4     451  S3 NOT S1


7. RANK the patent assignee names (PANAME).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Select the Rank Numbers of the companies with the most patents in this area of technology to see your competitors.

Note: If you want to view records from the RANK menu, type view rank no./format/number of items (e.g., view 1/9/1-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type EXIT to exit the Rank menu and continue searching.

Type Y if you have saved all items you want.


?RANK PANAME
Started processing RANK
Processing    100 of    451 records
Processing    200 of    451 records
Completed Ranking 451 records

DIALOG RANK Results
--------------------
RANK: S4/1-451   Field: PANAME=  File(s): 351
(Rank fields found in 451 records -- 934 unique terms) 
Page 1 of 117

RANK No.  Items  Term
--------  -----  ----
     1       15   ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
     2       11   ALLERGAN INC
     3       10   UNIV RUTGERS STATE NEW JERSEY
     4        9   ANGIOTECH INT AG
     5        9   HOSSAINY S F A
     6        8   BAUSCH & LOMB INC
     7        8   GREATBATCH SIERRA INC
     8        8   PACETTI S D
P =  next page      Pn = Jump to page n
P- = previous page  M =  More Options  Exit = Leave RANK
To view records from RANK, enter VIEW followed by RANK number,
format, and item(s) to display, e.g., VIEW 2/9/ALL.
Enter desired option(s) or enter RANK number(s) to save terms.

?1-5

RANK numbers saved: 1-5
DIALOG RANK Results
--------------------
RANK: S4/1-451   Field: PANAME=  File(s): 351
(Rank fields found in 451 records -- 934 unique terms) 
Page 1 of 117

RANK No.  Items  Term
--------  -----  ----
     1       15   ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
     2       11   ALLERGAN INC
     3       10   UNIV RUTGERS STATE NEW JERSEY
     4        9   ANGIOTECH INT AG
     5        9   HOSSAINY S F A
     6        8   BAUSCH & LOMB INC
     7        8   GREATBATCH SIERRA INC
     8        8   PACETTI S D
P =  next page      Pn = Jump to page n
P- = previous page  M =  More Options     Exit = Leave RANK
To view records from RANK, enter VIEW followed by RANK number,
format, and item(s) to display, e.g., VIEW 2/9/ALL.
Enter desired option(s) or enter RANK number(s) to save terms.

?exit

RANK results will be erased; have you saved all the terms 
of interest? (YES/NO)

?Y

9. A SearchSave of all patent assignees selected is created. Use EXS to execute the SearchSave. Note that this set includes all patents by each of these companies.

 

10. Combine the keyword set (S4) and the other companies (S10) to limit to patents on the topic of implant devices.

Temp SearchSave "TD333" stored
Creating temporary SearchSave ... TD333
Enter EXS to execute the SearchSave

?EXS
Executing TD333
  S5     950  CO="ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM"
  S6     826  CO="ALLERGAN INC"
  S7     492  CO="UNIV RUTGERS STATE NEW JERSEY"
  S8      61  CO="ANGIOTECH INT AG"
  S9      59  CO="HOSSAINY S F A"
 S10    2355  S5:S9

?S S4 AND S10
         451  S4
        2355  S10
 S11      46  S4 AND S10
11. TYPE a few records using the user-defined format (TI) to see descriptive titles.
?T S11/TI/1-2
  
  11/TI/1  
DIALOG(R)File 351:(c) 2006  Thomson Derwent. All rts. reserv.

New end-capped poly(ester amide) polymer free of active 
amino end groups and/or activated carboxyl end groups, useful 
for coating an implantable device such as a drug -delivery stent  
  11/TI/2  
DIALOG(R)File 351:(c) 2006  Thomson Derwent. All rts. reserv.

Biocompatible polymer used for coating implantable device e.g. 
drug delivery stent, comprises hydrophobic monomers and 
hydrophilic monomers and  has backbone structure containing 
tertiary carbon group

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