Track 4: Identifying Emerging Technologies via Data and IP Analytics

Emerging technologies are of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders, including corporations, investors and governmental agencies. From an IP perspective, the ability to identify and protect emerging technologies is a key element in capitalizing on innovations. This session will describe the use of advanced data and IP analytics to locate interesting emerging technologies, based on in-depth examination of various data sources, including patents, scientific literature and social media. The panelists will highlight real-world examples of how analytical tools have been utilized by various government agencies to aid their technology forecasting efforts. They will also outline how these tools, and the outputs generated by these tools, can be applied in a corporate IP setting.

Patrick Thomas
Nicholas Pioch
Melissa Flagg