QUICKSTART your Commercialization Process!
Paste the Invention Text Description into this box:
Help your TTO Staff Quickly Identify Promising Invention Disclosures!
DON’T WANT YOUR UNIVERSITY INVENTORS DOING THEIR OWN PATENT SEARCHES – Then just send them a custom SRF Snapshot Report with only the Databases and Keywords you select for their Snapshot Report!
When a university researcher sends you a brief “idea description” or an Invention Disclosure, then paste that description text into click the SRF QUICKSTART. Then click the Search tab to extract and display the keywords from their “description”. Next click “Generate Snapshot Report” and use its embedded Database Search web-links to evaluate this idea using the QUICKSTART Commercialization Analysis Steps described next:
Here are the steps to perform a “QUICKSTART Commercialization Analysis” from an Invention Description:
- INVENTORS: Inventors file an Invention Disclosure with your Tech Transfer Office.
- DISCLOSURE DESCRIPTION: Your TTO pastes the Invention Description text into this SRF QUICKSTART.
- KEY SENTENCES: Select the Key Sentences tab to automatically display your INPUT TEXT sentences Scored with the Extracted Keyword Confidence Values.
- CONDENSE TEXT: You then select a Sentence Score Threshold that removes some low-value sentences.
- DISPLAY KEYWORDS: Click the Search tab button will update and display your Keywords. .
- IN SEARCH TAB: Select “All Keywords” checkbox to include all Extracted Keywords in your Snapshot Report.
- GENERATE a SNAPSHOT REPORT: Use the GENERATE SNAPSHOT REPORT button to create a PDF Snapshot Report. A Snapshot REport pop-up appears where you may EDIT your Project Name, Enter a Snapshot Name, add a SnapshotName, and Selected the Search Databases web-links you want to be included for this Snapshot – Try this in QUICKSTART above!
- SEARCH using SNAPSHOT REPORT: CLICK on an Active Database Search Web-Links in PDF that uses your selected Keywords.
- RETURN or GO FORWARD: Evaluate Search Results and either Return this Snapshot Report to the Investors to refocus the description on their novel invention OR continue your evaluation.
- FILE PROVISIONAL: Decide to File a Provisional Patent Application or prepare a “No Provisional filed at this time” decision for inventors.
- START LICENSEE EVALUATION: Follow these next steps using SRF QUICKSTART to identify Potential Licensees.
SRF QUICKSTART – Steps for Identifying Potential Licensees:
- SEARCH using the LENS.org Active Search link in this PDF Snapshot Report to see the LENS.org search results page (or search LENS.org from the QUICKSTART Search screen.)
- If you get hundreds or thousands of results with 20-keyword selected, then this description is not using enough idea-focused, technology-related keywords – Send Snapshot and Disclosure back to the inventors to refocus their description text.
- If 20 Keywords gets few or no results, then in the QUICKSTART Search screen add technology-related synonyms to the high-value Keywords – Words (synonyms) that earlier inventors might have used instead of your high-value terms. At some point ask the inventors to include the useful \synonyms in their sentences with other high-value words.
- If 20-keywords returns 20 to 100 results, then click the LENS Classifications button in the right column of the LENS results screen.
- In this results screen in the top row of the Patents tab, click “Sort by Relevance” and change the sort order to “Earliest Priority Date”. This orders all these patents by when their first patent filing date so you can see what patents containing your keywords were issued before your filing date.
- The next steps divide all these results patents into workable sets to evaluate for licensees.
- To estimate this invention’s CPC Class look at our An Introduction of our New ESPACENET CPC Class Search to your possible CPC Classes.
- Click on Classifications in the left column and select those Classes that might be your invention.
- Check on Inventors in the Left column to see each inventor with the (number) of their patents containing your Keywords in each CPC Class.
- Click on Owners (US) to see a list with the (number) of patents each owns in your CPC Classes.
- Click an Owner name to see their Patents containing your Keywords.
- Search likely Owner websites to see what products they offering that might use your invention.
- Compare your patent’s Keywords with those of likely licensee’s patents by clicking the LENS screen “Edit Search” button (upper right) and change:
- Add by clicking the [+] at the end of the first row.
- Change this new row’s Field to Owners(US) with your university as the search terms.
- Then click [+] to add another row with Field Owner(US) and a company’s name as search terms. Be sure to also click the Predicate: OR button at the top of this screen.
- In the Classifications section on the right side click the top-level CPC Class group capital letter for your patent.
- Then click Search to display a combined list of that Owner’s patents that have your keywords.
- Note in the Document Type pie chart in the left column how many are Patent Application versus Granted Patents.
Using these steps during the time after filing a provisional application, you can quickly get an idea of the market for invention and if it is novel and unique enough to file a Full Patent Application.
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Paste the Invention Description text into the SRF QUICKSTART above and click the SAVE or Search button. These Actions automatically extract Keywords from the text entered and scores the sentences in that text using the sum of the Keyword Conficenetce Value in each sentence. The GENERATE SNAPSHOT REPORT button creates a PDF tab in your Browser with a preview of this Snapshot Report. Each stand-alone SRF PDF Snapshot report contains full-query PDF weblinks that query each selected Patent Database withthe Keywords YOU CHOOSE to include in that Snapshot Report.
Then sent this PDF Snapshot back to the inventors with instructions to click a Database Search Active weblink and investigate the search results. Tell them to revise their descriptions to focus on the novelty of their unique invention.