Developing a comprehensive patent related information retrieval tool

Siddharth Taduri, Hang Yu, Gloria Lau, Kincho Law, Jay Kesan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


In recent years, there has been a massive growth of regulatory and related information available online. This information is distributed across many different domains creating a problem for accessing and managing this data. This paper proposes a framework to access information across two such domains - patents and court cases. The framework is designed to boost the value of a set of patents based on information available in court cases by identifying and cross-referencing mutual information in the two domains. We test our framework by constructing a use case involving the hormone erythropoietin. A corpus of 1150 patents (including 135 closely related patents) and 30 court cases is gathered. Challenges associated with such integration and future plans are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011


  • Court cases
  • Information retrieval
  • Patents
  • Search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Computer Science Applications


Dive into the research topics of 'Developing a comprehensive patent related information retrieval tool'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this