What does this analysis do?
The connection analysis helps you find applicants/inventors in your patent pool that have co-operated on one or more patents.
How does it work?
Every patent document in your patent pool is searched for applicants/inventors. The visualization shows only the top applicants/inventors which have co-operated. Every line connects two applicants/inventors together.
By clicking on an applicant/inventor name, you can see all the patents of that applicant/inventor in your patent pool.
By clicking on the dot of one applicant/inventor, you can easily see with whom they have co-operated on a technology. Now you are also able to click on a line to see the patents where these applicants/inventors co-operated on a technology.
How to interpret the results?
A bigger dot size for the applicant/inventor means that they have co-operated with more others.
The line thickness indicates how many patents both connected applicants/inventors have together. A thicker line thus stands for more patents in co-operation.
The size of the applicant/inventor name indicates how many patents they have individually.
What does it tell me?
The connection analysis helps you to quickly get an understanding of the applicants/inventors that work together on the technologies or products in your patent pool. It does so by showing with whom they co-operate and how many patents each applicant/inventor published together with another.