United States: New Patent Infringement Litigation Suite To Save Legal Teams Time & Money
Last Updated: May 6 2004

PatentCafe Uses Innovative Semantic Analysis Technology for E-Discovery of Prior Art Documents . http://www.IAMcafe.com

(Sacramento, California) - May 3, 2004 - In a move to provide a new weapon to curb skyrocketing costs and manpower hours in patent infringement litigation, PatentCafe has introduced its electronic patent prior art discovery solution called The Infringement Litigation Suite (ILS). Nearly three thousand lawsuits filed each year in the U.S. alleging patent infringement, and infringement awards have reached as high as $1/2 billion. Litigation teams can now turn to PatentCafe to help them deploy the same technology that allows robust data mining for quick discovery of prior art patent most relevant to the particular infringement suit. The collapse of Enron, as well as the landmark investigations into securities brokerage practices have spurred the adoption of Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) as the electronic discovery search technology that quickly and intelligently sifts through millions of e-mail messages to quickly discover the documents most relevant to the case.The powerful LSA digital search technology is changing the speed and accuracy in identifying prior art patents in a traditionally paper-based industry.

What is the Infringement Litigation Suite?

The ILS is the newest offering in PatentCafe's Intellectual Capital Office™ suite of IP management software tools. PatentCafe's global patent database, which contains more than 20 million patent documents issued by the US, Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, the European Patent Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization, is one of the world's largest and most complete collections of important patents. PatentCafe's Infringement Litigation Suite is the only patent research tool that allows litigation teams to use the entire claims text of a patent, and produces relevancy ranked search results, even if the searched patents are in French or German language.

How does the Infringement Litigation Suite work?

After indexing, the company creates a separate cache, searchable using LSA. The company's underlying LSA search technology incorporates advanced information algorithms developed by Dallas-based Engenium Corp. The mathematical formulas in LSA scan the database and structure each patent document based on how each individual word in the patent relates to any other patent in the document cache.

PatentCafe CEO Andy Gibbs says the Infringement Litigation Suite has been already proven its worth with great success. "Two preeminent US patent law firms recently used PatentCafe's LSA technology to search for 'best prior art' patents responsive to patent claims asserted on their clients. In both cases, in under a minute and at a fraction of the cost, our technology produced the very same patents that they had spent months and tens of thousands of dollars to identify using traditional search methods," says Gibbs. The two law firms reportedly spent five months and $50,000, and three months and $30,000 respectively to identify these patents. "And they still don't know whether some French or German patents may be relevant," says Gibbs.

The Infringement Litigation Suite is priced on a "per litigation case" basis, and provides for a one year license for up to 4 concurrent users. Licensing the Infringement Litigation Suite is as simple as filling out the contact form at www.IAMcafe.com - access to the ILS can begin within an hour. Gibbs says the patent legal community is pleased that LSA has proven itself as an incredibly powerful and cost-effective discovery tool when compared traditional search methods. Gibbs says corporations, venture capitalists and universities are using our contextual search solution to identify potential patent licensees in non-obvious market segments as well.

About PatentCafe

http://www.iamcafe.com PatentCafe® is the leading provider of patent data centric enterprise intellectual property asset management (IPAM) software and informational resources for industry. The company's patent pending Intellectual Capital Office Suite integrates its premier 6-Sigma quality international patent database with the only LSA plus Boolean search technology. Since its start in 1996, the company has grown to one of the leading Web-based intellectual property resources, serving nearly 3/4 million visitors each month, including patent law and Fortune 500 and Global 2000 professionals, portfolio managers, venture capitalists, universities and government R&D organizations.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with PatentCafe CEO Andy Gibbs contact:

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