This function is intended for prior art claim charting.
The Prior Art Analytics icon is always located next to the US patents identified in Family Prior Art, Prior Art Finder and Semantic Prior Art. It compares the patent’s claims with the US prior art references, using a percentage % to reflect the disclosure rate of claim terms.
In the example of US7773588B2 as the patent at issue, we click the icon next to US6219050B1, one of the 2nd degree prior art references on the top.
After clicking on the Prior Art Analytics icon, a summary table will show upon an individual pop-up page, where a disclosure rate of claim terms corresponding to the file wrapper of the patent at issue. For example, Claim 1 comes with a percentage of 80%, which indicates how much the claim terms are explained by the examiners with their prior art references during the prosecution history and post-grant proceedings. For more details about how the % is calculated, please refer to Claim Insights.
In correspondence to the selected prior art US6219050B1, Select to Calculate indicates that the disclosure rate of claim terms extracted in the US7773588B2 (patent at issue) is not yet reckoned by QI.
How does QI calculate it? Let’s choose Claim 1 to proceed with. Click on Confirm and QI will calculate each and every claim element in terms of individual disclosure. Once it’s done, and you flip back to the Summary Table, now you’ll see that 50% of the terms from Claim 1 of US7773588B2 can be found in the full text of US6219050B1. The closer to 100%, the higher potential this selected prior art.
Select A Claim
After choosing a claim, you will see it is further broken down into claim elements. A cursor’s hover-over can reveal the content of a claim element, where the % indicates the disclosure rate of its claim terms explained in the file wrappers and dockets.
How to choose another claim? Simply click Summary Table to go back .
In the example of comparing the first claim of the US7773588B2 at issue with the potential prior art US6219050B1, each % under US6219050B1 indicates that, out of the total number of claim terms defined for each corresponding element of US7773588B2,, how many terms can also be discovered in the full text of US6219050B..
To explore into a claim element, click on its corresponding %. Let’s use #1.06 for example. It has a disclosure rate of 66% corresponding to it.
How is the 66% calculated? Two (protocol and transmitting) of the three claim terms (protocol, transmitting, and intermediate) are found in the content of US6219050B1. There are 19 results of these two claim terms, which can appear in different tenses (verbs) or singular/ plural forms (nouns).
On the Keyword List, FW stands for File Wrapper, suggesting his keyword had been disclosed during the prosecution history and post-grant proceedings. PA, Prior Art for short, means this keyword is found in this selected prior art.
Wanna do your own keyword listing? You can click on the Highlighter icon to personalize keywords by Saving to Keyword Set. Or simply use it to quickly search a certain keyword or phrase in the full text.
Show or Hide Figures
In both Summary Table and Select A Claim, you can always view the figures of a patent if they can help better understand the claims.
In Summary Table, click on the Show Figures icon to bring out all the figures. Click on one of them to enlarge the image. When they are done, choose Hide Figures to get the figures hidden.
Similarly, on the Select A Claim pages, you can click on the Show Figures icon to better understand the potential art for references. To deactivate the function, click on the Hide Figures icon next to it.