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  • Updated on: Mar 26, 2014

    About Custom Data Fields

    AcclaimIP can store custom data in fields called "Custom Data Fields."  One or more person at your company or organization has rights to create, modify and delete custom fields, but normal users will have either the ability to read them, read and write to them, or not view them at all.  Your administrator will assign access privileges to custom fields.

    Custom Data Fields store all normal data types including.

    • Integer Fields: numbers such as ratings that can be restricted to certain allowable ranges, 1 to 5 for example)
    • Decimal Fields:  Like integer fields but can store decimal numbers such as 4.7
    • Boolean Fields:  Boolean fields hold values True or False only.  The are used for tagging patents with simple yes or no answers such as "Claim Charts Available:T"
    • String Fields:  String fields hold text such as comments, descriptions or URLs.
    • Multi-Select Combo Fields:  Multi-Select fields let you choose one or more values pre-defined by your administrator, such as those used in a corporate taxonomy.
    • Tag Fields: Tag fields enable users to tag patents with free-form labels and tags.
    • Date Fields:  Date fields only accept date values and ensure that dates are entered in the correct format.  Date Fields are commonly used for a CPA Expiration Date if you use CPA as your annuities vendor.
  • Updated on: Mar 26, 2014

    Importing Custom Data into AcclaimIP

    Data may be imported into AcclaimIP's custom fields in bulk.  For example, you may wish to export some data from your IAM software platform and enter it into AcclaimIP for your searchers to leverage.  

    The most common data imported into AcclaimIP include:

    1. Rating Systems:  Is the patent any good?
    2. Taxonomies:  Where does the patent apply?
    3. Legal Data:  Internal Document Numbers, Litigation Status, Abandonment Dates

    Integrating your internal data into AcclaimIP is a great way to leverage past work with your IP team.

    Administrators can import data to all custom fields in a single import attempt.  However, when you are learning the process, we recommend you start with a single field before you tackle importing 25 fields or more at one time.


    The data used in these examples are entirely made up for demonstration purposes and do not represent any entity's custom data.

  • Real patent value comes from value metrics that can only be accurately determined by experts in the field who take the time to read the patents, review the claims, and make judgements to the patent's value.  There are lots of systems for rating patents of varying complexity, but the most basic one, is perhaps the most useful and easiest to implement.  It covers four specific dimensions:

    1. Current Use: Is the patented technology used by current products in high dollar markets?
    2. Alternatives: Are there alternatives that are just a useful and cost about the same (or less) to implement in an infringing device.
    3. Detectability:  How difficult is it to show the patented technology's use in an infringing device?
    4. Prior Art Risk:  Is there known prior art, or on the other extreme, has the patent's validity been tested in court.

    AcclaimIP users use the custom fields feature to build rating systems, design workflows and rate their own patents along these dimensions.  A rating system, along with a home-grown taxonomy, makes you well-prepared to respond to any offensive or defensive opportunity you are presented with.