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2015 – a journey through one year of data-driven work on more transparency on the IP Service Industry

With the IP Industry Base we are dedicated to create more transparency on the market for IP-related service, like patent attorneys, IP consulting firms or even NPEs. In 2015 we improved the IP Industry Base through more functionality, more data and higher quality of data. Th IP Industry Base changed a lot in the last 12 months. Follow our journey  through the year 2015 in this blog post.

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How much renewable energy capacity is already installed in your region?

Have you ever wondered how much renewable energy sources are already installed in your region? And how much it is compared to the still existing nuclear and fossil power plants?

If yes, our ELMEX tool will give you an answer. The National Regulatory Authority (“Bundesnetzagentur”) does regularly publish a list of all running power plants in Germany, including the information on capacity and dominant energy source. We took this nice open data and fed our book of competitors framework with it. As a result we have now fact sheets for each power plant in Germany in our new system, which we call ELMEX (ELectricity Markets and EXchange Database). The figure shows the fact sheet look for a gas-fired plant in Leipzig. Continue reading How much renewable energy capacity is already installed in your region?

Open Data Drives Competitive Intelligence for Patent Law Firms

Patent information is a wealth of open data. It is used for a lot of applications in innovation intelligence, like patent landscaping or expert extraction. We wanted to add a new competitive intelligence  application into this list.

Each patent does not only disclose the technology itselfs, but also who the inventor (a natural person) and the applicant (usually a company behind the inventor) is. (An example EPO record for a patent is here). The patent does also disclose which patent attorney has worked on it. Connecting these dots allows to mine customer relationships between the technology companies (which act as applicants) and the patent law firms (which act as agent).

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