05991751 is referenced by 349 patents and cites 84 patents.

A system, method, and computer program product for processing data are described herein. The system maintains first databases of patents, and second databases of non-patent information of interest to a corporate entity. The system also maintains one or more groups. Each of the groups comprises any number of the patents from the first databases. The system, upon receiving appropriate operator commands, automatically processes the patents in one of the groups in conjunction with non-patent information from the second databases. Accordingly, the system performs patent-centric and group-oriented processing of data. A group can also include any number of non-patent documents. The groups may be product based, person based, corporate entity based, or user-defined. Other types of groups are also covered, such as temporary groups. The processing automatically performed by the system relates to (but is not limited to) patent mapping, document mapping, patent citation (both forward and backward), patent aging, patent bracketing/clustering (both forward and backward), inventor patent count, inventor employment information, and finance. Other functions are also covered.

Title
System, method, and computer program product for patent-centric and group-oriented data processing
Application Number
8/867392
Publication Number
5991751
Application Date
June 2, 1997
Publication Date
November 23, 1999
Inventor
Jorge A Navarrete
Menlo Park
CA, US
Warren Thornthwaite
Menlo Park
CA, US
Brian Park
Palo Alto
CA, US
David W Smith
Mountain View
CA, US
Charles Rabb Jr
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Adam Jackson
Sunnyvale
CA, US
David Puglia
Los Gatos
CA, US
Luke Hohmann
Mountain View
CA, US
Irving S Rappaport
Palo Alto
CA, US
Kevin G Rivette
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
Assignee
SmartPatents
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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