Way Better Patents was founded on the premise that information about patents should be easy to find, easy to use and easy to understand. Access to open data across the spectrum of federal agencies combined with a little patent voodoo of our own is helping Way Better Patents deliver usable solutions and accessible information on the latest developments in intellectual property, innovation, inventions and patents and the emerging innovation economy.
Aimed at the new generation of self-directed digital native inventors, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs, Way Better Patents illuminates the issues and players of the nation's patent-focused businesses, offers real-time narrative on patents, patent business models, patent policy; builds scorecards, box scores, and databanks designed for people who need up-to-date information on trends and market activity in patents, and inventions. Way Better Patents responsive platform designed for today's mobile professionals delivers patent data in an expressive and easy to understand way. Way Better Patents thrives on open data.
Data Transparency 2013
Way Better Patents is joining with other open data advocates for Data Transparency 2013 open data policy conference.
Open data lets Way Better Patents link science and technology policies, to the research and development and to patents. Open data lets us link university patents that benefitted from federally funded R&D with technology transfer and commercialization activity. Open access to federal grant and funding information in conjunction with patent data lets us report on which taxpayer funded inventions were licensed, which agencies are delivering the innovations to industry, and the timing of different types of inventions entering the marketplace.
But it doesn't need to be this hard. Way Better Patent is working with open data advocates to facilitate access to standardized financial and management data so taxpayers can understand the return on investment in government sponsored R&D, which programs focused on accelerating the protection of US inventors and companies are producing results, and how federal spending translates into economically important new industries and new markets. We are supporting the Data Transparency Coalition to drive standardizing core data, adopting policies that make more crucial data available online, and electronic standardization of data formats to allow disparate data from a host of government agencies to be linked together. Way Better Patents and other open data focused companies aim to provide a new type of information-based constituent self-service. Open data will allow Way Better Patents to deliver new and innovative information based products and services to support a more efficient and transparent access to information for taxpayers, government, civil society and the innovation economy.
Way Better Patents Open Data Initiatives
Way Better Patent is working with leading science and technology economists to analyze trends in government sponsored R&D and trends in patenting. In September it will release its latest Discovery and Analysis report on trends in university patent licensing, which agencies are most efficient at passing inventions to the marketplace and the characteristics of the patents that make the grade.
Discovery and Analysis Report on the USPTO Green Technology Pilot Program. USPTO granted accelerated examination to accelerate the examination of certain "green" technology patent applications with the goal of accelerate the development and deployment of green technology, create green jobs, and promote U.S. competitiveness in this vital sector. Way Better Patents used open data from a range of sources to report on the outcomes of this program, which companies benefitted, how young innovative companies fared, and what the top technologies that benefitted from the program.
Weekly Patent Box Scores. Way Better Patents releases weekly box scores on patent grants, the technical domains where the action is and global indicators that provide insight into what is happening in the patentsphere.