Patented Technology

The patent that has just been awarded to Knowledge Leaps is for our continuous learning technology.  Whether it is survey data, purchase data or website traffic / usage data., the technology we have developed will automatically search these complex data spaces. The data spaces covers the price-demand space for packaged goods, or the attitudinal space of market research surveys and other data where there could be complex interactions.  In each case, as more data is gathered - more people shopping, more people completing a survey, more people using an app or website - the application updates its predictions and builds a better understanding of the space.

In the use-case for the price-demand for packaged goods, the updated predictions then alter the recommendations about price changes that are made. This feedback loop allows the application to update its beliefs about how shoppers are reacting to prices and make improved recommendations based on this knowledge.

In the survey data use-case, the technology will create an alert when the data set becomes self-predicting. At this point capturing further data is unnecessary to understand the data set and carries an additional expense.

The majority of statistical tools enable analysts to identify the relationships in data. In the hands of a human, this is a brute-force approach and is prone to human biases and time-constraints. The Knowledge Leaps technology allows for more systematic and parallelized approach - avoiding human bias and reducing human effort.

Patent Attorneys and Non-Euclidean Geometry

Now I know why patent attorneys are trained lawyers. A patent isn't so much about invention. Its about owning a territory and arguing that territory should be as large as possible.

Since invention-space is non-Euclidean, there is always some more space to occupy with your invention than is first apparent. Although, this largely depends  on your attorney. Finding this own-able invention-space has been an interesting journey these past few years.

Through working with my attorney, I also learnt that the USPTO also has deadlines and targets making them amenable to negotiation. Its in the USPTO's interests for patent applications to be abandoned or approved, the middle-ground of arguing back and forth is like purgatory for you, and the agent handling your application. Since the USPTO can't force you to abandon an application, they have to negotiate.

On this note, we've been negotiating with the USPTO and are looking to have some good news soon!

Patent Update: 792 Days and counting


My patent attorney sent me through some interesting data about the USPTO patent agent reviewing my application. The agent takes an average of 886 days to first respond to an application and if we follow the average path then we will expect to receive our patent approval on August 3, 2020, a mere 2041 days after filing it.