kCura is participating in a webinar today, 17 February, called Text Analytics in Action: Finding the “Killer Patent”.
eDiscovery people tend to think of “discovery” purely as a component of disputes. The origin of the word in that context is, obviously, the procedure rules in most common law jurisdictions, and the term has been extended to cover regulatory investigations, internal investigations and other matters where one party is responding to a formal demand by another.
Some very sophisticated tools have been developed whose focus is on finding every last document in order to comply with the rules. Most of this technology, of course, is derived from search tools used in wider contexts. We can continue the circle further by using the advanced tools developed for defensible eDiscovery for other purposes.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has a very large public database. A webinar to be broadcast today considers the use of kCura’s text analytics tools to query this database for purposes which, whilst broadly legs in naturel, are not necessarily for a litigation or regulatory purpose.
Ryan Hynes and Evan McAlpine of kCura are the main participants, and the webinar is moderated by Andy Moore, Publisher of KMWorld.
The webinar takes place at 11.00am PT / 2:00pm ET. You can find further information about this webinar here.