To keep their competitive advantage companies must be innovative. The outcome of all innovation processes is intellectual property (IP) which is very often protected by patents and other legal documents. Patent protection is a promising option for businesses but always connected with the task of finding so-called Prior Art Documents from an ocean of documents. Those documents heavily vary in terms of language, structure, location, terminology, specific characteristics, etc. Big Data technologies can assist in those tasks by for instance to gathering patents from various sources and defining prior-art knowledge and related documents based on properties as publication data, abstract and other topics.
The Intellectual Property & Big Data i-Praxis Track at I-KNOW 2014 will give an introduction into the terminology of IP rights and how to use Big Data technologies to protect your IP respectively retrieve information about existing IP.
Details on the program can be found here.
- 18th of September 2014; 10:30 – 20:30
- Matthias Heise (Know-Center) – mheise (at) know-center.at