The term Patinformatics was coined in 2002 to provide a recognizable phrase to encompass the various analytical methods used to analyze patent information. Borrowed from the commonly know phrases Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics, Patinformatics describes the science of analyzing patent information to discover insights, relationships and trends. Originally, the discipline focused on the statistical analysis of large amounts of patent information (macro-level analysis) but more recently it has been recognized that the analysis of small numbers or even single patents (micro-level analysis) is also a critical activity and should be incorporated into the idea of Patinformatics. In most instances, Patinformatics is more than an academic endeavor, and leads to key insights to inform business strategy.
This site serves three purposes, it is the home of Patinformatics, LLC an advisory firm established to assist the members of the Patinformatics community whether they be individual practitioners, database or tool builders, patent offices, universities or corporations with the development of patent analytics, and patent strategy. The Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC is Anthony (Tony) Trippe. Tony is an influential thought leader in the patent analysis space, has been named one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine and invented the term Patinformatics. Tony was asked by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to author Guidelines for the Preparation of Patent Landscape Reports. The guidelines can be downloaded from the WIPO Patent Landscape Reports page.
The site also hosts the Patinformatics Blog where members of Patinformatics, LLC, and invited guests share their experiences, and thoughts on some of the most pressing topics associated with the analysis of patent information, and patent strategy. The blog has become a popular destination for practitioners interested in learning details about conducting patent analytics, and sharing patent strategy tips.
Finally, as a whole, the organization, and site are dedicated to the development of Patinformatics as a discipline. At its core the mission of Patinformatics.com is to create a repository of community knowledge and shared expertise on patent analytics, and its practical application to organizations of all types.