Matt Troyer

is the Director of Patent Analytics at Anaqua, Inc. During his career he has managed the development of several patent search, analysis, reporting and patent evaluation tools. In 2010 he joined the FreePatentsOnline.com team to help create AcclaimIP.com–FPO’s entry into the professional patent search market. Matt supports and trains customers on patent research techniques, consults on patent research and portfolio mining projects, helps clients develop patent landscapes, and uses AcclaimIP to help clients identify patents that are infringed or otherwise licensable. In both 2015 and 2016, Matt was nominated to the IAM Strategy 300–The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

Recent Articles by Predicting Patent Number 10,000,000

Predicting Patent Number 10,000,000

The date of patent number 10,000,000 will be June 19, 2018. We feel this one is the easiest part of the prediction. We also think the USPTO will award Patent 10,000,000 to Application 13/666670 – SEARCH SPACE DESIGN FOR E-PDCCH IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS from Qualcomm Inc.

The Value of Hidden Citations in Patent Evaluation: Why the blind spot and how to uncover it

Most patent professionals recognize that a raw count of the number of forward citations to a patent can be an indicator of a patent’s value. However, a mere count is insufficient because decoding the citations to support meaningful decisions is still a challenge. To further complicate matters, important and meaningful citations are virtually always underreported making them unavailable to patent analysts for consideration. This article reveals new data that may render traditional citation analysis inadequate, and discusses the who, what, and when of each citation as an important consideration when attempting to derive value from careful examination of the complete forward citation record.