If you are into patent tech, the Gaylord National Resort convention center was the place to be last week. Most of the extremely small number of patent tech startups in the world were represented at the AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) national meeting, all in the 30 foot section of the convention center, “Startup Alley.”
Two-thirds of the almost 150 patent lawyers and agents we talked to over the last year, describe duplicates in the returned results as a major problem with current search tools. We have a plan for removing duplicates that appears to be working pretty well in testing. The best part is that we can use what we learned finding duplicates to add even more value platform. We’ll talk about our solution in a future post.
At first multiple Shia LaBeouf's was fun...
Dorothy uses natural language processing to search the patent database. Many search platforms have semantic search capabilities which seem to vary in their effectiveness. Like Dorothy, the semantic search query is a plain English description of the thing being searched. You are probably asking yourself, “What’s the difference?”
Being an adult sucks. Remember when you were in school? The moment you leave your last class all of the stress of the semester was washed away. You were free with nothing to worry about.
You might be surprised to know that we are not searching for perfection at DorothyAI.
We are in a transition here at DorothyAI, as we move from a company that creates software solutions to a company that sells software solutions. Actually, we’re a company that sells the software solutions it is still creating. I don’t know if that is a “transition.” In any case, we’ve spent this week looking at feedback from our previewers and setting our goals for the future.
I’ve been focused on learning to sell for the last 7-8 months, since as CEO I’m also salesperson #1. In that time, I’ve read a Medium article, The Greatest Sales Deck I've Ever Seen, at least 10 times. I didn’t get it. What did the collection of randomly chosen images and text about “Subscription Economy” mean? What does Zuora’s product actually do?
All things considered, the USPTO patent database is well curated. Millions of patent documents (issued patents and application publications) are available for search and download. The documents include the complete application (title, abstract, specification, and claims), along with various important dates (filing, publication, and issue dates) and lists of references submitted or cited during prosecution. Not bad.