Examples of Use Cases
Below are some examples of uses. There are many more.
- improve the quality of your patent filing: browse claim variants, find better claims and intermediate generalizations;
- select one promising "private" (unpublished) claim variant, build on top and file a patent application;
- select between 20 to 50 claim variants, paste them in the description of one patent application, file it and later file divisionals;
- get all variants of our own filed patent claims and publish them 18 months after filing: clean-up the place around you;
- get all variants of our own filed patent claims and publish them immediately after filing;
- get variants of your competitor's claims, publish them all and impede further improvements of this adverse IP;
- select a seed claim, input vocabulary, get variants, publish them all and "burn" a technical domain (with IPC granularity);
- select a plurality of patent claims, add all IPC classes, publish them all and get scorched earth policy;
- play with words. Mix (IT, Biology, Business, Finance, Mechanics, etc) base claims and (IT, Biology, Business, Finance, Mechanics, etc) vocabulary.
- play with words. Mix IT base claims and Business vocabulary, get business methods. From business methods get software patents.
With a combination of offensive and defensive actions, Cloem helps you to improve your IP situation and to meet your objectives
Get more freedom of action
Since cloems may be prior art (check with a patent attorney in your jurisdiction), you can "clean up" the place for the future and, to some extent, mitigate some risks associated with adverse IP rights taken in the past. You can end with an IP situation wherein you have more IP for yourself and less (or no) IP for other adverse parties. In such a situation, you have better negotiation power for your product launches, even if there remain some residual adverse IP.
Complement your own filings
You absolutely can pursue your quest to get exclusive rights while at the same time you can prevent others from getting similar rights, with defensive publishing. Some exclusive features allow to control the creation of cloems. This enables you to optimize the marriage between patenting and publishing.
Prevent adverse filings next to you
When you know your sweet spots, and possibly have filed one or more patent applications, you may want to avoid adverse parties to further patent your field and to end up with a mutual dependency of IP rights. With a controlled scorched earth policy, you may improve your situation and "clear" the place around you.
Invalidate adverse patents
With Cloem, you can even mitigate adverse IP rights taken in the past. If you are blocked by certain adverse IP rights, for example as a result of your patent clearance for a coming product launch, it may be that you can invalidate this foreign IP by novelty attacks with the help of Cloem. If you cannot find exact matches, inventive step attacks with cloems may help you as well. There may be quite an high number of such attacks...
Isolate your competitors
Symetrically with the defensive option at your disposal, you can attack the sweet spots of others, i.e. their granted patents or patent applications, by publishing around their positions. You then make sure that your competitors will not be able to strengthen even further their patent filings, for example by filing CIP, improvements, etc.
File next to them
With cloems created around the IP of adverse parties, you can even take positions for your own benefit. For example, you can create “private” cloems (private cloems are not published, are under a confidentiality agreement and are technically visible only by you) starting from patent claims of your competitor. Then you may identify a particular cloem showing great inventive potential. You can then apply for a regular patent application on the basis of this cloem (as existing or you can further develop the idea...)
Improve your own claims
Before you apply for a regular patent application, make sure you have checked cloems associated with the set of claims you intent to file. You may detect unseen, missed, unexpected or otherwise not anticipated variations. You can also reuse this analysis to improve your regular patent application.
Invent differently: more, faster and cheaper
Browse, explore, get inspired and build on top of cloems. Consider the opportunities you can get with private cloems. For example, you may want to suddenly boost your patent filings numbers. Consider to select meaningful cloems and paste them in a patent application to reach 35 pages and file it. You then have the ability to file divisionals (patent time bombs). There are numerous other ways to use cloems !
And much more...
Below is an exemplary list of actions which may be considered (on a case-by-case basis, not exhaustive and about you/your competitors/your inventions/your cloems/us/etc):
Examples ? Just a few :
"abstract": get intermediate generalizations of your invention
"automate": avoid user interventions in claims
"break": break IPC silos, by mixing up vocabularies
"copy": read, copy and build on top of search results
"desambiguate": inject definitions of words in claims
"design": get inspired to design around a patent
"harden": secure your own filings by publishing around
"modernize": use fresh words, following terminology trends
"neutralize": clean up the place around your competitors
"prevent": prevent others from getting patents next to you
"saturate": flood a technical domain to lower the risks of future adverse patents
"transpose": propagate inventive patterns from one technical field to another one
"vibrate": let's vibrate your claims. See "focused" creation in our plans.