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Find Competitors Who Are Working in the Same Area of Technology By Searching Patent Citations?

TOPIC: Looking at the patents your competitor is citing is a good way to find out about new products your competitor is developing. In this example, you will find who Genentech’s U.S. competition is by identifying who is citing Genentech’s U.S. patents in the last few years. You will use U.S. Patents Fulltext (File 654) containing fulltext U.S. patents.

You will use the MAP command to collect all Genentech’s U.S. patent numbers and then RANK the results by patent assignee to see who has cited those patents most often. The MAP command enables you to look at a number of patents quickly without typing in all of the cited numbers. The RANK command lists the patent assignees from the set in order with highest number of patents at the top of the list.           

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 654
EXPAND PA=GENENTECH
SELECT E3:E11
MAP PNCT t
EXS
SELECT S37 NOT S1
SELECT S38/2005:2006
RANK PA


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN 654, U.S. Patents Fulltext, to find U.S. fulltext patents.

2. Use Expand, the patent assignee prefix (PA=) and the company name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. SELECT all variations of Genentech to retrieve all their patents.


?b 654

[File 654] US Pat.Full. 1976-2006/May 04
(c) Format only 2006 Dialog. All rights reserved.

?e pa=genentech

Ref   Items  Index-term
E1        1  PA=GENENTEC
E2        1  PA=GENENTEC INC
E3     3357  PA=GENENTECH
E4        1  PA=GENENTECH CORPORATION
E5        1  PA=GENENTECH IN C
E6     3350  PA=GENENTECH INC
E7        1  PA=GENENTECH INC AND HOECHST AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
E8        1  PA=GENENTECH INC THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
E9        1  PA=GENENTECH INC UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
E10       2  PA=GENENTECH INCORPORATED
E11       1  PA=GENENTECH LTD

E12       1  PA=GENENTICS
E13       1  PA=GENENTICS INSTITUTE INC
E14       1  PA=GENEOB
E15       1  PA=GENEOB USA INC
E16       2  PA=GENEOHM
E17       1  PA=GENEOHM SCIENCES
E18       1  PA=GENEOHM SCIENCES INC
E19       1  PA=GENEPROT
E20       1  PA=GENEPROT INC
E21       4  PA=GENERA
E22       1  PA=GENERA SPA IT
E23       3  PA=GENERA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
E24       3  PA=GENERA TECHNOLOGIES LTD GB
E25      26  PA=GENERAAL
          Enter PAGE for more

?s e3:e11
S1       3357   PA='GENENTECH':PA='GENENTECH LTD'



4. MAP
patent number (PN) searched as a cited patent (CT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. All of Genentech’s cited patents will automatically be saved.


?map pnct t

Processing MAP
Processing MAP

Temp SearchSave "TC123" stored
51 Select Statements, 583 Search Term(s)
SearchSave TC123

Processing MAP
Processing MAP

Temp SearchSave "TC124" stored
51 Select Statements, 551 Search Term(s)
SearchSave TC124

Processing MAP
Processing MAP

Temp SearchSave "TC125" stored
51 Select Statements, 552 Search Term(s)
SearchSave TC125

Temp SearchSave "TC128" stored
36 Select Statements, 479 Search Term(s)
SearchSave TC128

6 SearchSave(s),  3357 Search Term(s)



6. Execute (EXS) the SearchSave to create a set of all patents that cite Genentech’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: A portion of this record is omitted from the display.


?exs
 EXS: S CT=US D315107 + CT=US 4310662 + CT=US 4342832 + CT=US 4356270 + CT=US 4366246 + CT=US 4393010 + CT=US 4414150 + CT=US 4425437 + CT=US 4431739 + CT=US 4446235 + CT=US 4456748 + CT=US 4511502 + CT=US 4511503 + CT=US 4512922
            1   CT=US D315107
           28   CT=US 4310662
           58   CT=US 4342832
           68   CT=US 4356270
           91   CT=US 4366246
            1   CT=US 4393010
           39   CT=US 4414150
           42   CT=US 4425437
           58   CT=US 4431739
           43   CT=US 4446235
           15   CT=US 4456748
           98   CT=US 4511502
           94   CT=US 4511503
           89   CT=US 4512922

. . . .

S35         0   S CT=US 7026448 + CT=US 7026449 + CT=US 7026455 + CT=US 7029873 + CT=US 7029874 + CT=US 7029875 + CT=US 7029876 + CT=US 7033785 + CT=US 7033786 + CT=US 7033796 + CT=US 7034106 + CT=US 7034122 + CT=US 7034136 + CT=US 7037679
 EXS: S CT=US 7037710 + CT=US 7038017 + CT=US 7038019
            0   CT=US 7037710
            0   CT=US 7038017
            0   CT=US 7038019
S36         0   S CT=US 7037710 + CT=US 7038017 + CT=US 7038019
 EXS: S S2:S36
S37      4046   S S2:S36

7. Use the NOT operator to eliminate patents owned by Genentech.

8. Limit the search using latest date(s) to see patent assignees who have cited Genentech's patents most recently (e.g., /2005:2006).

?s s37 not s1
         4046   S37
         3357   S1
S38      3555   S S37 NOT S1

?s s38/2005:2006
         3555   S38
       609313   PY=2005 : PY=2006

S39       336   S S38/2005:2006

9. Rank the patent assignee to see a list of companies that have cited Genentech’s patents most often.

 

 

 

 

 

You will see a list of companies and organizations that have cited Genentech’s patents in the last two years most often with the company citing most at the top of the list.

 

 

 

To see additional companies, type P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can view the patents of a company directly from the rank menu by typing the rank number, format, and number of items (e.g., 1/9/1).

10. EXIT the rank menu to continue searching and save any terms you want to search further.

?rank pa
Processing
Started processing RANK
Processing    100 of    336 records
Processing    200 of    336 records
Processing    300 of    336 records
Completed Ranking 336 records
DIALOG RANK Results
--------------------
RANK: S40/1-336   Field: PA=  File(s): 654
(Rank fields found in 329 records -- 260 unique terms) Page 1 of 33
RANK No.  Items  Term
--------  -----  ----
    1       14   GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL INC
    2        9   ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
    3        9   THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY
    4        7   AMGEN INC
    5        6   CHIRON CORPORATION
    6        6   HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES INC
    7        6   THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    8        6   THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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.

?.p
DIALOG RANK Results
--------------------
RANK: S40/1-336   Field: PA=  File(s): 654
(Rank fields found in 329 records -- 260 unique terms) Page 2 of 33
RANK No.  Items  Term
--------  -----  ----
    9        5   CARDIAC PACEMAKERS INC
   10        5   ELAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC
   11        4   CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
   12        4   MERCK CO INC
   13        4   SCIOS INC
   14        3   AVENTIS BEHRING L L C
   15        3   BIOEXPERTISE LLC
   16        3   BIOGEN IDEC INC
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
Exiting...  (no terms were saved)


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