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SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF LINKING PRODUCT REPRESENTATIONS WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFORMATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004767D
Publication Date: 2001-May-08

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Abstract

The present invention is a system for and method of linking product representations, such as text descriptions or graphic representations, to a variety of product information, which may include intellectual property data (e.g., relevant patents, time remaining to patent expiration, maintenance fee payment), and sales and marketing data (e.g., geographic areas, competition, and product revenues and profit). The method includes creating a database containing product and intellectual property information, creating views from the database, creating bi-directional links between the product representations and the product and intellectual property information views, and placing the linked information into a computer for use. Both the product representations and the product and intellectual property views may have multiple layers of hyperlinked files to provide additional levels of detail on a product.