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Find Statistical Information on Patents?

TOPIC: Patent, trademark and copyright searchers should remember to consult databases outside the usual scope of Dialog's Intellectual Property content. Using Dialog's business databases, users can often find information on licensing agreements, litigation, patent pending technology, and statistical information.

TableBase (File 93), is an excellent resource for finding statistical information on companies, products, brands, markets, countries and demographics. It is an essential stop for anyone who needs statistics on patents. Not only do the records contain tables of facts and figures, but the originating article as well, when available. Excellent indexing and annotated titles make this database extremely user friendly.

In this example, you can find out which companies globally hold the most patents.

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 93
SELECT PATENT?/TI
SELECT S1 AND DT=RANKING
TYPE S2/8/1-3
TYPE S2/7/1


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN File 93 to search TableBase.

2. SELECT the main topic on the Title (/TI) field.

3. SELECT Set 1 (S1) and Document Type (DT) = RANKING.

DT=RANKING finds all records about the top or leading or highest rankings. Combined with S1, the second set includes all records showing rankings regarding patents.

?b 93

File  93:TableBase(R) Sep 1997-2007/Nov W3
       (c) 2007  The Gale Group

      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?S PATENT?/TI
      S1     181  PATENT?/TI

?S   S1 AND DT=RANKING
             181  S1
           45159  DT=RANKING
      S2     103  S1 AND DT=RANKING


4. TYPE a sampling of records in Format 8, which gives Table Title, Source, Publication Date and Indexing.

To select the appropriate record number, look at the range of records in the TYPE command (e.g., 2/8/2).

Note: Some records have been omitted from this display.

?t s2/8/1-3

  2/8/1 
  DIALOG(R)File 93: TableBase(R) Sep
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved.

  171545411         Supplier Number: 5722367  
   
  Global top 14 companies granted 1,000 or more patents ranked by 
  number of  patents for 2006  
 
  Publication Date: November 2007  
 
  Related Records: 5722367  
  Company Names: CANON INC; FUJITSU LTD; GENERAL ELECTRIC CO;   
  HEWLETT-PACKARD CO; HITACHI LTD; INTEL CORP; INTERNATIONAL 
  BUSINESS MACHINES  CORP; MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC; MICROSOFT CORP;  
  SAMSUNG COMPANY LTD; SEIKO EPSON  CORP; SONY CORP; TOSHIBA CORP  
  Concept Terms: Ranking; All intellectual property; Intellectual   
  property; Patents  
  Data Type: Business  
 
  2/8/2  
  DIALOG(R)File 93: TableBase(R) Sep 
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved. 
 
  151213087         Supplier Number: 5285497  
 
  United States top 10 companies by number of patents awarded  
  in units for  2005  
 
  Source: US Patent and Trademark Office  
  Publication Date: July 2006  
 
  Related Records: 5285497  
  Company Names: CANON INC; FUJITSU AMERICA INC (FUJITSU LTD);   
  HEWLETT-PACKARD CO; HITACHI LTD; INTEL CORP; INTERNATIONAL  
  BUSINESS MACHINES  CORP; MATSUSHITA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY DIV;  
  MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC; SAMSUNG  ELECTRONICS AMERICA INC  
  (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD); TOSHIBA CORP  
  Product Names: Patent owners and lessors (679400)  
  Concept Terms: Ranking; All intellectual property;  
  Intellectual  property; Patents  
  Data Type: Business  
  Geographic Names: North America (NOAX); United States (USA)  
 
  2/8/3  
  DIALOG(R)File 93: TableBase(R) Sep 
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved. 
 
  150031104         Supplier Number: 5266835  
 
  United States top 10 universities by number of patents granted  
  by the Patent  and Trademark Office in units for 2005  
 
  Source: US Patent and Trademark Office  
  Publication Date: May 2006  
 
  Related Records: 5266835  
  Company Names: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; COLUMBIA  
  UNIVERSITY;  CORNELL UNIVERSITY ; GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY;  
  JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY;  MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY;  
  STANFORD UNIVERSITY; UNIVERSITY OF  CALIFORNIA; UNIVERSITY OF  
  FLORIDA; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN; UNIVERSITY OF  PENNSYLVANIA;  
  UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS; UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN  
  Product Names: Patent owners and lessors (679400); Colleges,  
  universities,  professional schools and junior colleges (822000);  
  Colleges, universities, and  professional schools (822100);  
  Colleges (except junior) and universities  (822144)  
  Concept Terms: Ranking; All intellectual property; Intellectual   
  property; Patents  
  Data Type: Business  
  Geographic Names: North America (NOAX); United States (USA)


5. TYPE selected records in Format 7, which gives the Bibliographic Citation and the Text.

Note: Part of this record is omitted from the display.

?t s2/7/1

2/7/1 DIALOG(R)File 93: TableBase(R) Sep (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved. 171545411 Supplier Number: 5722367 Global top 14 companies granted 1,000 or more patents ranked by number of patents for 2006 Notes: CREATIVITY INC. Companies granted 1,000 or more patents in 2006 PATENTS COMPANY GRANTED IBM 3,621 Samsung 2,451 Canon 2,366 Matsushita 2,229 Hewlett-Packard 2,099 Intel 1,959 Sony 1,771 Hitachi 1,732 Toshiba 1,672 Micron Technology 1,610 Fujitsu 1,487 Microsoft 1,463 Seiko Epson 1,200 GE 1,051 Originating Article: Innovators' dilemma. (PATENTS) Journal: CFO The Magazine for Senior Financial Executives, v 23 , n 11 , p 16 Publication Date: November 2007 Document Type: Journal; Ranking ISSN: 8756-7113 (United States) Language: English Record Type: Fulltext Word Count: 551 Publisher: CFO Publishing Corp. Text: NEW PATENT LAWS THAT GO INTO EFFECT this month are ostensibly designed to cut down on frivolous filings and a crushing applications backlog, but critics say they may have a chilling effect on innovation. Previously, any person or company filing a patent application was allowed to file an unlimited number of continuation applications without supplying justification. This allowed a patent holder to win early protection for an idea and then expand on it over time, with all continuation patents deemed to be in effect from the date of the initial application. The new rules limit the number of continuations to three, unless a special justification is submitted and approved. They also limit the number of claims (a precise statement regarding an invention's capabilities that establishes the boundary of what a granted application would protect) to five, again unless special documentation convinces the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) that additional claims are warranted. That concerns some experts. "If a company is prolific with its inventions, it is going to have difficulties with these new rules," says Marc Sockol, partner and patent attorney at the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner. A biotech firm, for example, may believe that a new drug can be useful against many different health maladies but may be able to file a claim for only five. .... PTO commissioner John Doll says the primary goal is "to make sure that the applicants have the best information in the best form in front of an examiner." Some patent-litigation experts wonder, however, whether another goal is to cut down on patent- infringement lawsuits. So-called patent trolls routinely file patents for inventions they have no intention of developing .... Copyright: Copyright 2007 CFO Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved.

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