PRODUCT MAPPING AND STANDARD MAPPING

Identifying the alignment between the patents & products portfolios of your own and your competitors’ is an important aspect of commercialization of Patents. Important aspects and features of a product is evaluated against independent claims of the matching patents line by line.

PRODUCT MAPPING AND STANDARD MAPPING

Steps to provide Evidence of Use Charts
Analyzing Subject Patent:
 Preparation of claim chart with independent claim with a technical Standard specification.
Identification of products, systems, or services using similar invention claimed in the patent. Identifying elements to map with product literature, product specifications, patents, figures, and photos to the claims of subject patent.
Claim Chart Mapping.
Finally a focused citation analysis search utilizing the claimed independent elements of the patents.

Product and Standard Mapping

Identifying the alignment between the patents & products portfolios of your own and your competitors’ is an important aspect of commercialization of Patents. Important aspects and features of a product is evaluated against independent claims of the matching patents line by line. Patent-to-Product mapping report is helpful in identifying – potential infringing patents, strong patents of a company, and unused patents in a portfolio for out-licensing and also helpful in identifying competitor’s strong and weak areas. Patent to Standards mapping involves matching independent claims of a patent against relevant sections of technology standard like ISO, ETSI, 3GPP, IEEE etc. This might reveal infringement of standards against a patent or may reveal the additional advantages for a standard if the claimed technology of patent add value to the standards concerned.