Patent Profiling for Competitive Advantage

Deducing Who Is Doing What, Where, and When
  • Alan L. Porter
  • Nils C. Newman


This chapter introduces text mining of patents in support of technology management. Technological innovation models point to empirical measures that relate to prospects for successful commercialisation. We present an 8-step process for analysing entire patent sets on a given topic to generate such ‘innovation indicators.’l We illustrate for the case of fuel cells.


Fuel Cell Patent Citation Patent Office International Patent Classification Japanese Patent 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan L. Porter
    • 1
  • Nils C. Newman
    • 2
  1. 1.Search Technology, Inc., and Georgia TechUSA
  2. 2.Search Technology, Inc. and IISCUSA

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