The two tables, namely the “White Spot Analysis by IPC” and “Patent Case Volume per Client and IPC,” show the critical output of the Analysis.
In the first table, you will find the “Target Firm’s Filings Potential.” It shows the IPCs where the target firm has volumes that the focal firm could potentially take over in the domestic market.
In other words, you can see how many patent cases the target firm has sent to the focal firm’s jurisdiction. It is important to note that we take only the cases where the target law firm was a decision maker.
The second table meanwhile shows the target firm’s clients in each of the IPCs and the relevant number of cases associated with each of those clients. Presumably, these patent cases can be taken over and represented by the focal firm in its domestic jurisdiction.
Next, the WSC’s algorithm compares the focal firm’s portfolio against the portfolio of a target firm. As a result, the “Focal Firm’s Conflict Risk” part of the “White Spot Analysis by IPC” table reveals how many patent cases the focal firm has already represented in the outlined IPCs.
If you slide the switcher button to the “Clients of focal firm” side, you can find the list of the focal firm’s existing clients which can potentially create a conflict of interest and the volumes the focal firm has prosecuted for them in each relevant IPCs.
Lastly, the “White Spot,” which is the filing potential and conflict risk delta, shows the most promising and riskiest IPCs. The higher the potential and/or the lower the risk, the bigger the White Spot in an IPC.
Note that in the analysis, we consider the overall portfolio for the target law firm and only the domestic portfolio for the focal law firm.