Aon has patented a method for analyzing intellectual property data to provide services to organizations. The technique involves mapping intellectual property assets to products/services from various data sources to offer valuation, strategy, and risk-related services. GlobalData’s report on Aon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Aon, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Aon's grant share as of January 2024 was 41%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Intellectual property mapping system for products and assets

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Aon Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11887201B2) outlines a method and system for intellectual-property mapping, utilizing one or more processors to receive data about products and intellectual-property assets. The method involves generating a classification system based on technology groups, determining features of products and intellectual-property assets, identifying relationships between them, and generating association data to indicate these relationships. The system also includes a user interface for inputting information about intellectual-property assets and determining revenue attribution based on metrics associated with the assets.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method for receiving information about products or services, identifying intellectual-property assets, generating a classification system, determining features of products and assets, establishing relationships between them, and generating association data. The method also involves sending request data for information about products or services, receiving response data, and updating relationships based on new information. Additionally, the patent details the process of determining relationships between patent documents, trademark documents, and trade secret documents based on descriptions and word counts, attributing revenue to these assets, and generating association data to indicate these relationships accurately.

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