Claim chart example

A computer implemented method for analyzing prior art documents relevant to a specified technology of interest , the prior art documents resulting from a prior art search including patents , patent applications , or non-patent technical literature , the method comprising the steps of :

searching for
prior art documents relevant to said specified technology of interest ;

processing technological features of interest from the prior art documents resulting from the prior art search , the technological features of interest including technology , manufacturing , or product features associated with one or more of the respective prior art documents , the technological features of interest being determined using a computerized content analysis without needing a citation analysis , where one or more of the technological features of interest are being derived from key features disclosed in a claims section of at_least one of the prior art documents ;

processing dates of interest from the prior art documents , the dates of interest including dates associated with respective ones of the prior art documents ;

and creating
an interactive map that reflects the technological features of interest from the prior art documents by distributing visual indicators representing at_least a portion of the prior art documents on the interactive map along a first axis of the interactive map based on one or more of the respective technological features of a respective prior art document and along a second axis of the interactive map based on a respective date of interest of the respective prior art document ;

wherein creating
an interactive map that reflects the technological features of interest and dates of at_least a portion of the prior art documents further includes :

defining
a color schema for each country associated with prior art documents ;

and using
the color schema , creating a chart comparing the prior art documents per country such that the prior art documents associated with a country are clustered by color ;

enabling
a user to navigate the interactive map ;

and in response to
a user hovering a mouse over a prior art document visual indicator represented on the map , displaying bibliographic information about that prior art document .


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Claim chart example mapping claims
Claim chart example mapping claims
Claim chart example mapping claims