Student, The Nonwovens Institute At North Carolina State University
BIOGRAPHYAngela D’Orio is a Ph.D. candidate in Textile Technology Management under the mentorship of Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi at the Nonwovens Institute. Prior to join the Nonwovens Institute she graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Bologna, Italy and obtained the LL.M. in International Trade Law from the United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy.
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A Patent Landscape Methodology for Nonwovens in Filtration
No one has ever mapped out the technology drivers in the nonwovens market, until now. Using the software patsnap™, we can search for patents and project patent landscapes. Patent landscaping means to project a 3D map using patent data. In such picture, the mountains represent concentration of patents, and the blue valleys are area in which there are no patents. Those areas could potentially be the white spaces for growth. Patent landscapes show which patents are pending and which ones are currently awaiting approval for a specific area of interest. They can be used to track the competition and analyze the validity of patents based on data about their legal status. The first case study relates to the filtration market, specifically facemasks for personal protection.