Inventors come from Mars; lawyers come from Venus: misunderstandings about an invention result in a weak or invalid patent
RALEIGH, North Carolina, USA, June 22, 2022/EINPresswire.com/ — Stacks introduces Patent Lawyer Finder, a free AI-powered tool designed by inventors for inventors as a community service to benefit the entrepreneurship and innovation. Although inventors can file a patent themselves, it is highly recommended to hire a patent attorney to ensure that the invention is properly disclosed and protected. But not all patent attorneys are equally qualified to work on a technical invention. A patent attorney must understand the technology, know the field of the invention, and be able to identify the critical aspects of the invention to be protected. Otherwise, inventors could end up with a weak or invalid patent.
“Early in my career, I encountered this problem firsthand. It was also troublesome that there was no real empirical way to find or compare patent attorneys for a specific field of invention” , explains Dr. Behnam Kia, CEO of Stacks. “Fortunately, in Stacks, we had the expertise and the means to solve our problem, and now we are making this solution available for free to the rest of the community,” he continues.
To develop this tool, Stacks collected all US patents published since 2005. Then trained a specialized deep learning model on this collection of data to learn the legal language commonly used in patents and the type of technology disclosed. This trained model is at the heart of the Patent Lawyer Finder tool. When an inventor describes an invention or discovery in natural language, this trained model compares the description to all US patents and finds patents relevant to that specific topic. Then, the Patent Lawyer Finder extracts the names of lawyers and law firms that filed those patents. In the end, the tool presents the results in the form of a histogram of lawyers and law firms that are very active in the inventor’s field of invention and also gives the list of lawyers and law firms that have filed patents for the most similar inventions.
“To help inventors assess the credentials of these lawyers and law firms, we also display additional information for each result. For example, you can find their previous similar patents filed, their experience over the years, the total number of patents and notable frequent clients. In addition, we provide contact details for attorneys,” says Dr. Alireza Behtash, CTO of Stacks.
Inventors do not need to disclose ownership or sensitive details of their invention or discovery; they can simply explain the field of the invention and the problem the invention solves in natural language. Moreover, inventors do not have to worry about the choice of words and terminology to describe the invention. Powered by the latest advancements in deep learning, Find Patent Lawyer can always identify relevant patents regardless of the technical and legal language used in those patents, and will show you active lawyers in your field of invention.
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Stacks is a team of inventors, scientists, and engineers tackling some of the toughest problems in law and business. At Stacks, we collect data, apply innovative and cutting-edge machine learning techniques to data, and produce actionable insights. We have developed a series of bespoke AI solutions for issues such as Section 101 patentability (the Alice test), obtaining patents (freedom to operate), finding infringement, etc. . If you need custom services or have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected]
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