About Us

Loci is an interactive, user-modifiable, 3D map of technologies, inventions, patents, ideas, and concepts. We scrape the web for patents, technical papers, products, and ideas, then backfill with active user’s queries and recognition of “whitespace”. We then populate a unique-to-user map, complete with a unique map.

By mapping the known we can begin to fill in the “unknown”, or in many cases the “didn’t realize it was known”. We analyze the trends of research, the ways in which users find what they are looking for, and teach our patented machine learning algorithms to continue the momentum of research. What we get back is comprehensive map of al

The Product

The inventing process is broken. It’s so convoluted and fraught with expense that it inherently stifles progress. Many inventors are forced to go straight to market, or never follow through. Loci intends to change that. Loci’s vision is to make the process so easy and efficient that it spawns new invention, innovation, and a newly found inspiration to come up with the next big thing. Loci offers a superior comprehensiveness to existing patent searching applications, and services. Patent attorneys need to offer the highest quality understanding of the intellectual property landscape possible. We offer our services and technology to patent firms, who’s data is supported in real time by individual inventors and researchers. Corporate analysts use this real time innovation data to better strategize, and invest.

The Market

  • Those working in industries where understanding the landscape of intellectual property is crucial are Loci’s main demographic. This includes IP attorneys, enterprise IP managers, business and market strategists, investors, inventors, patent researchers, and patent offices or databases. Loci offers a superior comprehensiveness to existing patent searching applications, and services. Patent attorneys need to offer the highest quality understanding of the intellectual property landscape possible. We offer our services and technology to patent firms, who’s data is supported in real time by individual inventors and researchers. Corporate analysts use this real time innovation data to better strategize, and invest.

The Competition

Loci is entering an antiquated yet crowded space with a whole new approach. Existing patent search technologies are rooted in traditional Boolean search techniques. Loci changes the way we search. Using our proprietary contextual searching platform, users can find ideas and inventions they never could have before with existing categorizations. Additionally we allow users to modify the map, repositioning ideas. Users can search in our proprietary contextual search and generate unique maps to them. This creates the ability to discover inventions or  applications of technology in seemingly disparate industries. With existing systems, analysis of scale, application, market, or shape would not be possible. Loci also has created the ability for users to modify the map. This tells the system that its in the wrong place and it must recalculate.

TechMap

Core Technology-

TechMap™ is search-based discovery software that gathers technology concepts and provides predictive analytics on future values of intellectual property. Results are displayed in three dimensional maps where the interface provides fly-through navigation functionality.

How It Works-

A keyword meta-query based search framework supports the interface. The searcher queries into and then progresses from general context to granular descriptions of ideas. Facets       provide context for exploration by different relationships, guiding casual users to discover adjacent possibilities.

How Valuation Works-

Commercial values of concepts are forecast by predictive analysis modeling based upon machine learning and crowd sourcing. To form a basis for estimating values, TechMap estimates when, and how long a technology will be available based upon evidence. ‘Precedence’ and ‘resemblance’ relationships formed     between competitive technologies/products generate time based associative maps. ‘Satisfaction’ relationships between technologies and technical applications / needs impute value of       satisfied requirements to the technologies.

How Context Works-

  • Loci is a ‘Best Available Information’ crowd source driven commonplace of information where the thinking of different types of users in the crowd is intentionally interwoven. Some users will generate creative ideas without deep analysis, while others will analyze. Creative ideas are entered into the context given by a predecessor concept. Clarification, vetting, and curation improves the less well-developed ideas, and creativity builds the fabric. Prediction is based upon the contexts as categorized by some set of relationships just as likelihood is determined in Bayesian Networks.
  • How TPLs Work-

  • Knowledge of Theories, Principles, Practices, and Laws of Physics (TPLs) control what is achievable. When they change, implemented technologies have to adapt or become obsolete. TechMap uses connections between technological innovations and the knowledge of the innovator underpinning the technological advance to set timeframes for when a technology will be competitive for an application. The value of solving that application is applied to the competitive products by these timeframes. Competitive products are also ranked by users and by requirement satisfaction levels to spread the imputed values. These imputed valuations are summed by timeframe for each technology to yield a horizon based value.

InnVenn

CoreTechnology-

The system provides non-technical consumers and casual users a visual, interactive framework that facilitates exploration of technologies without the need for exact search terms or     syntax, greatly reducing the time to analyze relationships between data points.

How it Works-

InnVenn is a result set visualization tuned to the actual needs of the professional searcher. In its basic form it simply shows what might be a relevant addition to a prior art list by using key words, and speeding that effort. It is then to be aimed at how a legal team reviews and plans actions based upon documents found.

What They Say-

“Loci’s InnVenn search tool has completely changed the way I conduct patentability searches.  The Venn diagram visualization gives me an immediate sense of the relevancy of each search term, the size of the search results, and available white space.  In addition, the recommended key terms allow me to contextually refine my search queries and more quickly uncover relevant prior art.  Most      importantly, the tool gives me a greater degree of confidence in the relevancy of the search results.” –Joseph Andelin Fish & Tsang

The Team

John Wise- CEO

John brings a very diverse background to the Loci team. For more than 15 years he worked as a mechanic, crew chief, data engineer, and team manager for some of the top teams in American racing. He has won several championships during his tenure. The unique industry has enabled John to witness thousands of inventions and innovations transition through the process of conception to production,   often times in the same day. This experience made him all too aware of the issues surrounding the intellectual property realm. Due to the competitive   nature of the sport, he witnessed most of these innovations never gain the traction they deserve. They were never published, shared, or patented. He imagined a world where an invention that anyone had could be shared instantly. Over the last 8 years, he and his father worked to bring this world to life. He realized that in    order to share these inventions we must first be able to find them in context. In order to draw inventors in we must first make it cost efficient, and in order to change the system entirely, we must make a platform that can be adopted as the standard. John has been a fundamental contributor to the patent and the founder of Loci. He brings a unique engineering and inventive perspective to Loci along with the experience of managing large, complex builds, and in many ways being the ideal user for the platform. At his core, John is a leader that asks more of “why” we do something the way we do, rather than “how” to do it. This approach has inspired a team of out of the box thinkers that don’t take a traditional approach as the best or only option.

Contact us

Via email at: Invent@locipro.com Call us directly: +1 (301)613-7111