Sunday, October 09, 2005

Fujitsu Ltd. in patent analysis game

The Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu Ltd. has software which is capable of recognizing the field and nature of a patent by analyzing its digitized text. It can also list key patents that are often cited in research and development projects, according to a report by Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

The service to list patents in certain fields starts at 1 million yen per search, the report said, stating Fujitsu will also offer a more comprehensive service that includes information on competitors' research and development activities and evaluations of their patents.

The patent analysis market is estimated at 80-100 billion yen/year.


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