What is the Quality export report?

The Quality export report is ideal if you are dealing with a large portfolio and need a recommendation of which patent families you should focus on first. This report provides you with a suggested ranking which is based on what represents value to you and how you score three key factors: Age, Citations and Geography.

An example use case may be that you are pruning or reviewing a portfolio, and wish to sort patent families based on any of these three factors.

The default values of these factors are balanced at 0.5. You can choose to place value on:

Age: young (0), balanced (0.5) or old patents (1.0)
Citations: the weight applied to the citations score in the report (forward citations)
Geography: the weight applied to the geography score in the report (narrow or wide geographical coverage)

The weight controls how much each factor is used in the final score. 

If Citations and Geography are equal (i.e. 0.5 for both citations and geography) then the score places equal emphasis on the two factors. 

If one is double the other (i.e. 0.5 for citations, and 1 for Geography) then Geography will count twice as much. 

If either of the weights is zero, then that factor is ignored.


The summary tab provides you with a suggested ranking of the top 20 patent families from the whole of the portfolio. 

The families tab provides you with a detailed view of all families in your report, allowing you to filter very easily by your fields of interest, one of which is score which is given to the family based on your selected criteria.

The quality export report is available in all Cipher reports, and can be accessed from the side menu via the round circular icon:

Handy Hint: The quality report is useful when looking to compare a list of patent families. If you wish to compare more than one portfolio looking in more detail of ranking against competitors as a measure of IP, this is something that we may be able to assist you with. Please reach out to a member of the support team for more details.

Click here to look at how to interpret the Quality report.

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