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Find Out Who the Competition Is for a Specific Company by Identifying Who Is Citing Their Patents?

TOPIC: Looking at the patents your competitor is citing can help you find out about new products your competitor is developing. The number of patents a company cites often is extensive. A Patent that has been issued subsequent to the original patent and that lists the original patent as a cited patent is called a “citing patent.”

Use U.S. Patents Fulltext (File 654) for an inexpensive way to see who is citing a company’s patents. In this example, you will search for patents of companies that have cited patents of Amgen, a pharmaceutical company, to find out who Amgen’s competition is.

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 654
EXPAND PA=AMGEN

SELECT E3:E10
MAP PNCT T
EXS
S S52 NOT S1
RANK PA


HOW TO...



1. After entering BEGIN 654 to open U.S. Patents Fulltext for searching, EXPAND to retrieve all variations of the patent assignee name.

2. SELECT all E numbers pertaining to Amgen.

3. MAP cited patent numbers (PNCT).

This MAP command transfers the Patent Numbers (PN=) extracted from S1 into the Cited Patent (CT=) field.


?b 654
File 654:US Pat.Full. 1976-2006/May 11
   (c) Format only 2006 Dialog
    
     Set  Items  Description
     ---  -----  -----------
?e pa=amgen

Ref   Items  Index-term E1        1  PA=AMGCT E2        1  PA=AMGCT CORP E3      636 *PA=AMGEN E4        3  PA=AMGEN BOULDER INC E5       16  PA=AMGEN CANADA INC E6       15  PA=AMGEN CANADA INC CA E7      581  PA=AMGEN INC E8       13  PA=AMGEN INC A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF DELAWA E9        1  PA=AMGEN INC A DELAWARE CORPORATION E10       1  PA=AMGEN SF LLC E11       3  PA=AMGLO E12       3  PA=AMGLO KEMLITE LABORATORIES INC   Enter P or PAGE for more ?S E3:E10 S1     636  PA='AMGEN':PA='AMGEN SF LLC'

5. All of the patents citing Amgen patents are saved.

 

Now EXS the SearchSave created with the MAP command.


?MAP PNCT T
Processing MAP
Processing MAP
Processing MAP
Temp SearchSave "TD332" stored
51 Select Statements, 636 Search Term(s)
SearchSave TD332 
1 SearchSave(s),  636 Search Term(s)
?EXS
Executing TD332
         3  CT=US D332397
         2  CT=US D339869
         1  CT=US D450835
         0  CT=US 20010002419
         0  CT=US 20010007752
         5  CT=US 20010016191
         0  CT=US 20010027179
         0  CT=US 20010056180
         0  CT=US 20020006902
         0  CT=US 20020009454
         1  CT=US 20020009776
         0  CT=US 20020010135
S2      12  CT=US D332397 + CT=US D339869 + CT=US D450835 
            + CT=US 20010002419 + CT=US 20010007752 + 
            CT=US 20010016191 + CT=US 20010027179 +  
            CT=US 20010056180 + CT=US 20020006902 +  
            CT=US 20020009454 + CT=US 20020009776 + 
CT=US 20020010135 0  CT=US 20020010318 0  CT=US 20020013258 0  CT=US 20020035094 0  CT=US 20020035240 1  CT=US 20020037557 0  CT=US 20020051785 0  CT=US 20020052488 0  CT=US 20020058322 . . . .
     S51       0  CT=US 7029892 + CT=US 7033776 + CT=US 7033810 + CT=US 7041691 + CT=US 7041796  S52    1564  S2:S51


6.
Use the NOT operator to eliminate self-cites by Amgen (S S52 NOT S1).

?S S52 NOT S1
            1564  S52
             636  S1
     S53    1428  S52 NOT S1

7. RANK the patent assignee field (RANK PA) to see who is citing Amgen’s patents most often.

?RANK PA
Started processing RANK
Processing    500 of   1428 records
Processing   1000 of   1428 records
Completed Ranking 1428 records 
DIALOG RANK Results
--------------------
RANK: S53/1-1428   Field: PA=  File(s): 654
(Rank fields found in 1403 records -- 1251 unique terms) 
Page 1 of 157
RANK No.  Items  Term
--------  -----  ----
    1       58   GENENTECH INC
    2       58   UNASSIGNED OR ASSIGNED TO INDIVIDUAL
    3       27   NANOGEN INC
    4       23   CHIRON CORP
    5       20   COR THERAPEUTICS INC
    6       20   SCARBOROUGH ROBERT M
    7       19   NOVO NORDISK A/S DK
    8       17   ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS 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.
?p

8. Enter P or Page to see additional patent assignees.

VIEW entries from within the RANK menu or save entries and EXIT the RANK menu to continue searching.

DIALOG RANK Results
--------------------

RANK: S53/1-1428   Field: PA=  File(s): 654 (Rank fields found in 1403 records -- 1251 unique terms) Page 2 of 157
RANK No.  Items  Term --------  -----  ---- 9       17   TRANSKARYOTIC THERAPIES INC 10       16   CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF REGENTS 11       15   SEARLE, G D & CO 12       14   INHALE THERAPEUTIC SYSTEMS 13       14   PROCTER & GAMBLE CO THE 14       13   ACKLEY DONALD E 15       13   BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 16       13   MERCK & CO 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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