Authors: Manisha P. Pulate; Nishad A. Deshpande; Raj R. Hirwani
Addresses: Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP) Campus, Pune, India ' CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (CSIR URDIP), Pune, India ' CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (CSIR URDIP), Pune, India; Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-URDIP Campus, India
Abstract: Licensing has proven to be most preferred way to recoup investments and make money out of business of inventing. The most crucial step of licensing process is picking the right company to license the invention. The present study relates to an analytical method that can be used by client organisation having single/set of patent(s) to identify target organisations that might be interested in licensing said patents. For this, the article uses Dice coefficient calculation using IPC as vector. More specifically, this method calculates Dice coefficient between client IPCs and target organisation IPCs to identify similarity and differences between their patent portfolios of a subject area. The ideal licensing deal can be made between those who have more in common or similarity per se. The method combines the significance of both similarity analysis and citation analysis for identifying licensing targets by overcoming some of the weaknesses inherent with citation analysis.
Keywords: IP licensing; Dice coefficient; international patent classification; IPC; citation analysis; technological similarity; intellectual property; patents.
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2015 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.135 - 146
Received: 03 Oct 2014
Accepted: 25 Jul 2015
Published online: 12 May 2016 *