The machines are taking over
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are steadily taking over every aspect of routine life including automation in the field of IP. In all aspects of life, the AI revolution is here to help us, even though the solution is removing the human broker from the workflow.
Over the last 20 years, Machine Learning and AI have helped to change and shape the IP patent information industry. OCR (Electronic Optical Character Recognition), Machine Translations and Semantic Search are three areas where technology has already helped.
Major patent offices are implementing technology including machine learning and AI as the future for their patent, trademark and design application workflow solutions.
The future of the IP business is certainly technology innovation based. Potential impacts on patent workflows will come from the evolution of deep learning neural networks, integrations with data fusion and analytics platforms and image recognition processing and searching (some of this is already happening).