1% of patents cause almost all technological progress
1% of patents cause 92% of the technological progress. In other words, very few patents are extremely important while most are not. Focus has developed an algorithm that can measure to what extent the technology that is described in a patent has contributed to technolical progress.
Only the best technologies get applied commercially
Most patented technologies end up never being used in commercial products. Technologies are often shelved immediately after invention and never get used again. Focus can help you identify those technologies that have had a significant impact on their technological domain and a high likelihood of commercial application.
What can Focus do for me?
Identify significant trends
There are lots of technological trends, but only very few are significant. By letting Focus sort the wheat from the chaff, you can spend your time analyzing only the patents that matter the most to your business.
Clean up your portfolio
Most patented inventions contribute very little to their technological domains. However, maintenance fees are often still paid for these patents because they are difficult to identify. With Focus, this problem belongs to the past!
Patents that have had a large impact on their technological domains are much more likely to be litigated. Not only does technological impact increase litigation likelihood, the larger their impact, the more often they are litigated!