One of the most powerful visualization tools in AcclaimIP is something we call multi-series charting. With it, you can create comparative analyses between two or more different sets of patents by making simple modifications to your queries and charting them together across the same, date, assignee or classification (technology) range.
Learning how to use multi-series charting will bring a new level or clarity to your analyses.
In this video (at the bottom of the article), I go over several examples how you can use multi-series charting for the reports and PowerPoints you deliver to your clients or members of your team.
The chart above first isolates relevant CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) patents, then charts them with two queries, separating them into their current legal status. I removed all patents that would have expired because of a full term expiration event, and only included those that could still be active today if the maintenance fees were paid. By the way, a CRT is the heavy glass tube that television sets were made of before flat panel displays. Overall, 93% of them have been abandoned, but the real question is why not 100%?
In another example, I show Google’s US patent portfolio, where I used eight separate queries to divide the patents into eight buckets by their source. I then charted the patents by the Estimated Expiration Date field. Insights like these are only possible using multi-series charting.
In the video, I don’t cover these two examples. I present several others that will give you the techniques you need to create amazing charts like these, and an infinite number of variations.
If you need help creating a chart, just let me or one of my colleagues know, and we’ll step you through creating your killer multi-series chart!
Multi-series charting is available in our Analyst plan.