University of Hertfordshire

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A Visual Tool for Early Possible Patent Infringement Detection During Design

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Alessio Malizia
  • Salvatore Sorce
  • Vito Gentile
  • Mark Atherton
  • David Harrison
  • Pingfei Jiang
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2019)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Apr 2019
EventSeventh International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2019) - College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 201912 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceSeventh International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2019)
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Patent infringement detection usually implies research among documents in different forms, in both natural and unstructured language, often involving a lot of human resources and time. In order to ease this patent check process, we previously presented a visual tool to be used by designers themselves at any stage of the design process, providing them with useful and reliable information for deciding whether to steer their design away from potential patent infringements. In this work, we report on a usability study carried out on such a tool with 21 professional de- signers from industry in the field of mechanical engineering. The outcome of our study shows that our tool is very well accepted by designers, and felt useful and helpful even by legal experts.

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