Computer supported formal concept analysis to explore the evolution of patent litigation

Amy J C Trappey, Lynn W L Chen, Charles V. Trappey

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Abstract

For competitive global markets, patents are useful for protecting intellectual property rights (IPRs) or defending against infringement threats from competitors. In the mobile communication industry, companies such as Qualcomm and Ericsson dominate the industry with essential patents. Some non-practicing entities (NPEs) seek opportunities to license their IPRs and often challenge infringement of their IPRs by manufacturers or channel distributors. In order to avoid NPE patent infringement litigation and understand the patterns of NPE legal actions, this research focuses on developing a computer supported intelligent method to analyze patent and IP infringement litigation and their evolution trends. We use modified formal concept analysis to explore the evolution of the patent infringement lawsuits and their disputed patents. Two modified FCA models are constructed to observe the evolution of the court cases and the disputed patents. The research provides companies with technical references based on the evolutions of litigation and patent trends for future strategic R&D directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE 19th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015
EditorsAntonio Guerrieri, Wenfeng Li, Jean-Paul Barthes, Weiming Shen, Sergio Ochoa, Giancarlo Fortino, Milton Ramos, Marie-Helene Abel, Junzhou Luo
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages534-539
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479920020
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2015
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015 - Calabria, Italy
Duration: 6 May 20158 May 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 IEEE 19th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015
CountryItaly
CityCalabria
Period6/05/158/05/15

Keywords

  • Formal concept analysis
  • Patent infringement litigation
  • Text mining

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