'Similar Patents' to find similar results


  Recently, as we have entered a knowledge-based society where knowledge and information produce value, the importance of intellectual property rights, which protect the results obtained through intellectual activities in the form of property rights, is increasing day by day, rather than property rights for the results produced through labor and capital-based economic activities. Accordingly, the importance of patents, a representative form of intellectual property rights, is increasing, and the amount of patent applications has been increasing every year. One of the most important and essential tasks in patenting is prior art search.

  The purpose of prior art search is not to back down simply because identical or similar technologies being existed. It’s a very beneficial task in that it allows us to determine the current level of technology for the relevant invention or item. Furthermore, discovered patented technologies inevitably have new problems that must be solved, so by taking advantage of this, we can develop technologies that are more advanced than previous patents.

  Prior art search has the purpose of avoiding filing or infringement, but it is also very important for identifying patents of competitors, identifying technologies that exist in certain technologies or topics, and invalidating other companies' patents that are disadvantageous to the company. In such patent research work, it is essential to search for similar patents. Extracting similar patents actually takes a considerable amount of time in the process of performing various patent tasks such as reviewing prior documents, checking search results, monitoring competitor applications, and identifying invalid data.

  To find the similar patents, Keyword search is usually used but WIPS Global uses an AI automatic classification method by machine learning. The keyword search method is a standardized data analysis method that is highly accurate only for short sentences, but it’s not possible to analyze the meaning of a long sentence consisting of several words and sentences like documents or literature. Now, let’s take a look at the “Similar Patents” feature provided by WIPS Global.

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Countries available for Similar Patents : US, EP, CN, JP, KR, PCT

‘Similar Patents’ are entered through the ‘Similar Patents’ button in the View Details page.

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1.      10 patents which are similar to the entered patent are listed.

2.      The document list is arranged in descending order of similarity score.

3.      More ‘Similar Patents’ : which is connected to AI Search for another 300 similar patents.

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4.   You can check the core keywords, abstract, claims, and descriptions of the invention of the selected document.

5.   The drawing section is open by clicking the ON/OFF button.

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  When connected to AI search, 300 patents are listed in order of highest similarity. Search results are displayed as chart filters and a document list.

6.   You can see brief statistics in the chart to understand the overall flow, 

7.   also can check the details in the document list.

8.  In the document list, reference documents are placed on the top and sorted in order of highest similarity. Citations that are highly relevant to the reference document is also included.

9.  Click the ‘Re-Search’ button to research focusing on a specific document. Since the search is re-searched based on the selected patent, you can find a more elaborate document list.

  So far, we have briefly looked at WIPS Global’s ‘Similar Patents’. Even if it is thought to be a new technology that has not been seen before, similar patents are surprisingly often found when searching for prior patents. This is because there are many technologies that are not commercialized as actual products due to market conditions or business conditions, even if the technology is patented. Please try WIPS Global’s ‘Similar Patents’ to get a help in terms of patent management and utilization, including picking up excellent patents, current status of registered patents, and patent technology transactions!


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European Patent Office opens ‘Observatory on Patents and Technology’

  On 6 October, the European Patent Office (EPO) announced that they launched ‘Observatory on Patents and Technology’, a platform to ensure that everyone has an up-to-date understanding of the role of patents in innovation and emerging technologies.

(1) Overview and functions

  The ‘Observatory on Patents and Technology’ explores trends and challenges across the innovation ecosystem, and provides all players such as innovators, investors, policymakers in innovation ecosystem with trustworthy information so that they can make informed decisions.

  Specifically, we’d like to provide new digital libraries, research and consultations, events and forums in various technology and policy fields such as medicine, space-related innovation, finance, and climate change according to three activities: technical information, law and innovation policy, and diversity and change.

  We will also engage stakeholders to explore ways in which the patent system can be further developed to promote innovation, economic growth, employment, competitiveness and sustainable development. It will also be linked to sustainable development goals (UN SDGs).

(2) Future plans and expected effects

  We will work to integrate patent intelligence into a broader context and strengthen the outlook through data, information and perspectives provided by other players within the innovation ecosystem.

  The first event of the ‘Observatory on Patents and Technology’ will be held on October 17th under the theme of 'Vitalizing Startups with Intellectual Property.' At this event, we would like to find ways for high-tech startups to utilize intellectual property rights to develop and invest in innovative solutions.

  At this event, a new joint study between the EPO and EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office) will be present on the use of patents and trademarks by European startups and the impact of these intellectual property rights on startups' funding and exit strategies.1)


1) It means gradually reducing the scale of the quantitative easing policy adopted to stimulate the economy. (Source: Ministry of Strategy and Finance).

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India Legal, Analysis of Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence Issues

  On May 16, 2023, India Legal, a communication media outlet specializing in Indian law, reported on the current status of artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP) and the challenges that need to be solved in the future.

(1) AI and current IP law

(Patent) - As Indian patent law considers algorithms to be the basic building blocks of AI, AI programs cannot be patented. On the other hand, AI inventions based on underlying hardware built exclusively for applying AI are patentable.

(Copyright) - Indian copyright law states that only ‘natural persons (including corporations, businesses, and partnerships)’ can own copyright, so copyright for images created by AI programs is not recognized. However, provided that the copyright of others is not infringed, copyright for creative expressions generated by AI, such as art, songs, and music, can be secured, and the source code of a computer program is considered as a 'literary work' and is subject to copyright protection. Therefore, complex code used to develop AI programs may also be subject to copyright protection.

(2) Challenges of AI and IP

➤ Ownership - If a company and employees develop an AI system, the ownership of IP to the system may not clearly belong to the relevant organization or employee.

 Infringement - AI systems have the possibility of unintentionally infringing on the intellectual property rights of third parties, such as being accused of copyright infringement because the generated content is similar to existing works.

 Validity - The validity of patents on AI systems and the copyright eligibility of AI-generated content are still ambiguous.

 Licensing - Companies may be confused about the terms of license agreements and how to license AI-generated content in relation to AI systems.

 Trade Secret - AI-based software may be intentionally designed to learn and replicate specific algorithms, codes, and datasets, which may lead to information abuse and trade secret leakage.


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AI opens the era of good health and longevity to 100 years


  How great would it be if we, the people around us, could live our whole lives without getting sick, which is humanity's long-cherished wish for a long, disease-free, good health life. Looking at the recent emergence of AI-based disease detection technologies, it seems that it is not impossible to enjoy a healthy life without incurable diseases, chronic diseases, or acute diseases.

  We are looking forward to seeing what AI, which is currently creating a new trend in all industries, will perform in the medical field. Today, we will learn about AI diagnostic technology that will be the key to health and disease treatment in the approaching 100-year-old era.

Human diseases examined by AI

  AI is optimized for monitoring and analyzing large amounts of medical data using algorithms. First, we identify meaningful information from X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, etc., find correlations, and detect signs of disease. It also plays a role in making a final diagnosis by gathering information and designing customized treatment methods for customers.

  The reason why AI gets particular attention in disease detection and diagnosis is because it processes massive amounts of data quickly and accurately to provide optimal medical plans. Now, let’s look at what diseases and how they can be detected and treated through AI.


AI that eradicates cancer through early diagnosis

  Cancer, which remains an unfinished task in the medical industry is one of the incurable diseases most feared by people around the world. The Korean company JLK is demonstrating its unrivaled technological prowess in the medical AI field by securing original patents for artificial intelligence in the cancer field in the U.S.

  The deep learning model device applied by JLK is an evolution of existing technology that analyzes and diagnoses only local features of a single image, and is able to extract disease characteristics from multiple medical images taken under various conditions. It is also said that AI analysis is possible considering global context.

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  This invention includes a video using parametric MRI, a cancer detection model learning unit that learns a deep learning model, a labeling processing unit that identifies and labels cancer areas, and labeling reference information that provides reference information for labeling. Deep learning is processed in the following order. Through this process, cancer can be diagnosed in an accurate and effective manner, such as by creating a pathology map using AI.

  Input MRI image to cancer detection model learning unit -> Extract features of image to be analyzed -> Create context information based on extracted features -> Learn cancer detection model (deep learning)

KR10-2150853, "Apparatus for learning deep learning model for cancer region and method for the same"

Stroke solution launched by AI

  Stroke, the number one cause of death as a single disease in Korea, refers to brain damage symptoms that occur when blood vessels supplying blood to the brain become blocked or burst. Korean company, JLK has already received favorable reviews at home and abroad by successfully implementing not only cancer solutions but also stroke AI analysis technology.


  This technology is a system that accurately diagnoses stroke and reliably predicts the patient's condition. Followings are its components.

. Image acquisition unit that receives images

. Image alignment unit that sorts the acquired images based on standard brain images

. Mapping unit that detects and maps lesion parts and generates a mapping image

. Registration and correction unit that performs image correction by combining the mapping image with the standard brain image

. 3D image generator that generates 3D lesion images

. Stroke diagnosis unit that diagnoses stroke based on images

KR10-1740464 "Method and system for diagnosis and prognosis of stroke and system therefor"

  This invention is highly regarded in the medical industry because it provides quantitative and statistical results by visualizing the cause and severity of stroke with class-specific accuracy. Recently, 101 out of 373 domestic high-level general hospitals adopted this AI stroke solution, serving as an opportunity for JLK's technology and usability to be further recognized.

Cardiac arrest prediction technology that will thrill the world

  Here is another company that offers optimal treatment as well as patient-centered healthcare services using AI. Vuno is a company that is raising expectations not only in Korea and Japan, but also in the U.S. market with its cardiac arrest prediction medical device, VUNO Med-DeepCARS. Recently, a patent for 'Method for generating prediction results for early prediction of fatal symptoms of a subject and apparatus using the same” was granted in the United States, and the technology related to the medical device 'VUNO Med- DeepCARS' is receiving more attention.


  This patent relates to a method for early predicting the occurrence of cardiac arrest and generating results in clinical settings. The principle is to convert the patient's biosignals into data according to the individual's characteristics and input them into a machine learning model to generate analysis information for early prediction.

KR10-2507451 "Method to read chest image"

  A unique feature and advantage of this technology is that biosignals can be personalized by analyzing correlations with biosignal values of other patients measured in the past. Another reason why this invention is in the spotlight is that it can make sophisticated diagnoses because it is a result obtained by analyzing a large amount of information using AI.

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  Recently, ‘VUNO Med-DeepCARS’ was designated as an innovative medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the first in the domestic medical AI industry. We are looking forward to further progress in the global market.

 AI presents a vision for eye health

  VUNO presents a bright future in the fields of blindness prevention and eye disease treatment. Recently, VUNO registered a patent in the U.S. for its core technology for reading fundus (back part of the eye) images. This technology is related to VUNO Med Fundus AI™, VUNO's fundus image interpretation assistance solution, and its components include an image acquisition module, discrimination module, learning module, result input module, update module, and storage and transmission module.

KR10-1848322 "Method for facilitating generation of finding and diagnosis data of subject based on fovea image thereof and apparatus using the same"

  This invention improves user convenience by automatically detecting the location of the macula and optic nerve head in the image and printing findings and diagnostic information separately in each zone. The anatomical characteristics of the eye are reflected in compartment division, making it advantageous to effectively indicate the location corresponding to the finding. Additionally, it has the advantage of filtering out unnecessary pathological readings and data, thereby increasing the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosis. This technology will give hope in preventing various eye diseases, including glaucoma, which comes silently and takes away vision.

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The era of 100 years with AI

  Now ‘How can I live long and healthy?’ is a hot potato for modern people unlike the past, when people were concerned about ‘how can I live long?’. AI, which specializes in precisely exploring and analyzing data, is expected to show remarkable performance at the center of the 100-year-old era. We hope that AI technology will further develop as a ‘technology of salvation’ that detects and eradicates all diseases that cause human suffering.