In order to conduct a portfolio mining project using subject matter experts, it is best if for each patent asset it has the completed form shown in the “Patent Questionnaire” figure filled out and in the patent database. Difficulty in using such questionnaires is the need to have them constantly updated. The advantages of using automated systems is that since they utilize worldwide patent databases the relative rankings and value of each patent is updated in real time.

Patent Questionnaire


Patent Questionnaire (Continued)