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Sciraptor is a patent research tool created by AmiCOUR IP Group, LLC. According to a 2008 press release, the software is used for "electronically reading the text of a patent and pointing patent owners towards potential infringers."  AmiCOUR also offers "a companion search string 'viewer' to help users of Sciraptor technology find licensing opportunities in large patent portfolios."
A presentation by Steven Lundberg and Ann McCrackin of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A describes how Sciraptor locates similar prior art:
- The program "reads" the application text and claims.
- It uses proprietary text analysis to identify most important ideas.
- It "instructs popular search engines to find patents, patent applications, publications and products with closely matched relevance vectors."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "New Software Reads Patents and Finds Potential Infringers." PRZoom website, http://www.przoom.com/news/33440/. Accessed August 25, 2011.
- ↑ Lundberg, Steven and Ann McCrackin. "Meat and Potatoes or Cotton Candy? A Survey of Patent Analytics Tools and Services." Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A, 2009. Patent Buddy website, http://www.patentbuddy.com/showPublication?pubId=979. Accessed on August 25, 2011.