What does Ambercite do?

Find your patent missed from the other tools - quickly and easily


The Ambercite story

We founded Ambercite in 2010 to commercialise the ideas of company founder Doris Spielthenner and make patent searching and analytics more accessible and accurate. Doris had a background in the application of advanced social network analytics, and realised that similar principles could be developed and then disrupt the status quo of patent searching and analysis.

Other co-founders brought backgrounds in video gaming (bringing you intuitive interfaces), big data analytics (bringing you far-reaching, real time insights) and patent law and practice. This unique combination of backgrounds ensured that Ambercite had the technical and patent law underpinnings to create a truly innovative product.



A fantastic tool for technical/IP folk in terms of opportunity finding and to establish the landscape; in terms of how active an area is already and who potentially owns patents in that area, including who files good patents in that area. It’s also good for company landscape searches, and indicating how strong competition is in a particular area. It works well with Google patents”

- IP manager, global manufacturing company.

"I can not appreciate how much work and time this program has saved us. Its capability to analyse all possible relevant patents in accordance to timeline, key words and other means are a great filtering tool. The degree of relevance highlighted by the thickness and type of arrows are even more helpful in eventually pinpointing a possible IP area to target the new technology"

- Kishan Nawzidh, Monash University



The Ambercite approach is so unique we created our own blog to showcase our difference. Hundreds of thousands of hits later, this is still providing a provocative and unique viewpoint on patent searching. 

Recent blogs include:


The power of the unknown citation - Case study based On Nintendo vs iLife

What is an 'unknown citation'? And how this can help you invalidate patents?  Read more (11 September 2017)


Examiner vs applicant citations - which are better?

Searchers often focus on examiner citations only - but is this the best strategy? What might you miss if you do so?  Read more (25 August 2017)


Can artificial intelligence provide a different perspective on patent searching?

Artificial Intelligence is a bit of a buzzword at the moment. But what exactly is it - and can it be applied to patent searching? Read more (13 August 2017)


Touch screen patents: What was the the first? and what could be the greatest?

Touch screens are increasingly becoming a core part of our lives. But who first invented them? And which could be the greatest touchscreen patent? Read more (8th August 2017)




Or check out the full list of blogs here.


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