The end of spreadsheet collaboration: building an internal IP Knowledge Network

Overview

Published: 23 March 2021

Most companies that Minesoft speak to are still relying on static spreadsheets to manage their patent data and apply internal insights. This might be done by exporting a result set from whichever patent database the company uses, adding their own notes against publication numbers and then filing away this document. Once you start sharing this Excel file around, it can get messy fast. There’s a lot of room for error and no way to track who has added what. With limited searching capabilities in Excel, once the data has been exported it can be hard to manage and capture intelligence.

In this virtual talk from Energy IP Summit 2020, Alexander Spencer explains how an internal IP Knowledge Management network helps to mitigate these challenges by providing an all-in-one system to monitor the IP landscape and direct relevant documents between departmental experts in a configurable manner that suits a range of scenarios.