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Patent Ratings and Policy Matrix Terminology

"Pioneering" - creates a new, exclusive market
"Expanding" - creates a new, exclusive market segment
"Distinguishing" - may prevent copying, but does not prevent entry (most patents)
"Obsolete" - dubious legal or market merit
"Vanity" - probably void ab initio, nearly worthless

from "Patent Portfolio Triage: Proven Methods for Bottom-Line Results" by Tom Clare on November 17, 2008 via the APLF
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