2021.08.02 Press release

--To the press -

FRONTEO announces Patent Explorer X with advanced patent search

Improved analysis accuracy and operability

Masahiro Morimoto, President and CEO
東京 都 港区 港 南 2-12-23
(Code number: 2158 TSE Mothers)

FRONTEO Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Masahiro Morimoto) has completed the development of the patent search solution "Patent Explorer X" and will start selling it.

FRONTEO has been providing the patent search AI system "Patent Explorer" jointly developed with Toyota Technical Development Corp. (Headquarters: Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Representative Director: Yoshiyuki Kagawa, hereinafter Toyota Technical Development) since 2015. ..This is a patent search / analysis system that aims to improve the efficiency of patent search by quickly discovering and extracting patent documents that may be the basis for denying the novelty / inventive step of an invention. We have realized the efficiency of patent search and analysis work in Japanese companies.


Patent Explorer X is a system with improved accuracy and operability based on the knowledge cultivated in Patent Explorer. Like Patent Explorer, it was developed with the cooperation of Toyota Technical Development.In this system, the AI ​​engine is switched from the previously used "KIBIT" to "Concept Encoder (trademark: concept encoder, reading: concept encoder)", and data is prepared for learning AI. We have succeeded in improving performance and operability by utilizing the vectorization of text information, which is the specialty of Concept Encoder.At the verification stage, it is possible to search for patents for a larger patent population, and in addition to operability, analysis accuracy has also been improved. Patent Explorer X can be used not only in patent searches in the Intellectual Property Department but also in research and development areas, and realizes efficiency and sophistication of patent searches such as invalid material search, advanced technology search, technology trend search, and clearance search. To do. FRONTEO will start providing services for this product on September 2021, 9 (scheduled) for the analysis of Japanese patents, and will also provide services for patent analysis in other countries in sequence.


Prompt and accurate patent search is indispensable for inventing advanced technology and formulating its strategy. By utilizing its unique natural language processing AI engine, FRONTEO will realize advanced patent searches that meet the needs of user companies and support their intellectual property strategies.


FRONTEO  URL: https://www.fronteo.com/

FRONTEO uses the in-house developed AI engine "KIBIT" and "concept encoder" specializing in natural language processing to extract meaningful and important information from a huge amount of text data to support corporate business. A data analysis company. Since its establishment in August 2003, it has been expanding globally to Japan, the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan, focusing on legal tech businesses such as "e-discovery (electronic discovery)" and "digital forensic investigation" that support international litigation of companies. Has been deployed.Based on the AI ​​technology cultivated in the legal tech business, we expanded the business field to the life science field, business intelligence field, and economic security from 8, and by using AI to "turn text data into knowledge" , Drug discovery support, dementia diagnosis support, financial / personnel / sales support, etc., contributing to solving various corporate issues. Listed on TSE Mothers on June 2014, 2007. January 6, 26 Obtained a first-class medical device manufacturing and sales license (permit number: 2021B1X13).The capital is 13 thousand yen (as of March 1, 10350).


* FRONTEO, KIBIT, and concept encoder are registered trademarks of FRONTEO in Japan.

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