Knocking out a patent is not at all an easy task. What you require is a very focused and constantly new ways to look for buried patents that cannot be reached using conventional techniques.
All around the world people are using keyboards to search for prior-art. Why can’t we can talk to search for relevant results. Now it looks too much
Yes we can!!!..
Well we have already discussed about searching in YouTube and other Video search engines. Yes, these are very good techniques but they are again limited by keyword based search.
However, there are still ways you can catch what people are saying in these videos.
Blinkx technology listens to the speech track of a given video, identifying and extracting speech tags that represent key words and phrases spoken within the video. These tags complement text metadata tags, improving the description of the video and lighting up as the corresponding words are spoken in the video. The speech tags can be used to navigate – both within the video, allowing users to jump directly to the point in a video that a word is spoken, and also from the video, as a starting point to find other relevant videos.
Snipp.TV has designed a user interface that addresses the unique needs of multimedia search:
1) Provides for quick results-sorting based on Spoken Tags*
2) Enables users to see "snippets" of multimedia content that includes the spoken words they were looking for
3) Provides a summarized textual representation of key words in the audio track and textual data about the file.
Google has also come up with a similar concept, but its in experimental stage and the search is only limited to videos related to Politics. I hope in future it could act as one of the biggest Audio/Video search engine.
Do remember in Patent Invalidation the idea is to identify Bang-on results!!! Traditional strategies are not going to help.
So go and get creative.. and crack every invalidation that you get.