At IP Service World 2021, Europe’s largest IP convention and trade fair, which took place in person again, the IPI gave a presentation on the topic of ‘Searching patents with semantics and AI’. Around 35 people attended and actively participated in the discussion.
The number of patent applications worldwide has grown significantly in the last decade, and the complexity of the applications has also increased. What’s the challenge? Keeping the costs for search services at a reasonable level.
The study presented proposes the use of a sequential search concept.
Step 1: Boolean search – identify the technical field
Step 2: Semantic search – establish a portfolio
Step 3: AI search – gather documents
The study concludes that an expert is still better than a machine, but the results indicate that there is great potential with regard to support for experts.
Have we piqued your interest? You can find more details on the ip-search study here: Presentation