Internal and External Patent Smart Search to Support Design Engineers.

Internal and External Patent Smart Search to Support Design Engineers.

Designing a trained patents smart search platform for a leading engineering and manufacturing company with a portfolio of over 10,000 patents – powered by Nebuli’s Datastack and Nanobot frameworks.

Key Services

  • Hyper-personalisation

  • Behavioural Data

  • Consumer Insights

  • Knowledge Discovery

  • Gamification

  • Smart UI/UX

Key Markets

  • Personalised Nutrition

  • Personalised Health

  • Digital Health

  • Digital Biotech

Nebuli's Internal and External Patent Smart Search to Support Design Engineers.
Objectives

Nebuli worked closely with a specialist design engineering team of a leading manufacturer of innovative technology solutions with a portfolio of over 10,000 patents built over several years.

However, the design engineering team often struggled to efficiently search for and access relevant patents within the internal and external public patent databases to support their research and development of new technologies with the potential of generating new patents. As a result, the design process can be slow and inefficient, leading to delays and decreased productivity.

To address this issue, the company decided to invest in the development of a Smart Search feature for its internal patents database, which would also be integrated with external public patent data sources. This feature would provide design engineers with a more intuitive and efficient way to search for and access relevant patents, enabling them to work more effectively and efficiently.

Nebuli’s Solution

The primary objective of the Smart Search project was to create a search tool that would allow design engineers to easily find relevant patents, with a simple and straightforward interface.

In addition, the project aimed to improve the overall efficiency of the design process by reducing the time and effort required to search for and access relevant patents, thus allowing the team to focus on the creative and technical aspects of their work.

To achieve these objectives, Nebuli provided a systematic and methodical approach, which included the following key steps:

  • The first step was to understand the needs and requirements of the design engineers who would be using the tool. This involved conducting interviews and focus groups to gather feedback and insights on what design engineers needed from a patent search tool.

  • Team Nebuli then conducted a feasibility analysis to determine whether it was technically and financially feasible to build the tool as envisioned. This involved evaluating the available supporting technology, assessing the costs of development and maintenance, and determining the potential return on investment.

  • Based on the requirements and feasibility analysis, the team designed and developed a prototype of the Smart Search tool, powered by Nebuli’s Datastack and Nanobot frameworks. This involved creating a user-friendly interface, integrating the internal and external patent databases, and developing algorithms to accurately and efficiently search and retrieve relevant patents.

  • The prototype was then tested and refined through multiple iterations, based on feedback from the design engineers and other stakeholders. This allowed our team to identify and address any issues or limitations, and to ensure that the final product met the needs and expectations of the users.

  • Once the final version of the tool was completed, it was deployed to the design engineers and made available for use. The team also provided ongoing support and maintenance to ensure that the tool continued to function properly and effectively over time.

Outcomes

The Smart Search tool was successfully implemented and has had a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the design process. The client’s design engineers are now able to easily and quickly find relevant patents within the internal and external databases, enabling them to work more efficiently and focus on the creative and technical aspects of their work.

The tool has also had a positive impact on the overall productivity of the company, with fewer delays and bottlenecks in the design process. This has resulted in cost savings and an increased ability to bring new products and technologies to market faster.