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Patent Landscaping

Competitive advantage through patent landscaping
As an innovator, you put a lot of effort into product development. Your competitors are most likely doing the same; like you, they are not sitting idle. Patent landscaping creates a clear overview of the patent structure within a technical field or region, or of your competitors.

What is patent landscaping?

Patent landscaping creates a clear overview of the patent structure within a technical field or region, or of your competitors. The results may also help you decide in which countries to submit your patent application or on which technologies to focus. It could also be used to approach potential licensees or strategic partners.

Patent landscaping helps you define and execute a sustainable IP strategy that accounts for the factors that are relevant to your specific situation. The results provide IP business intelligence that gives you insights to support your strategic decisions.

This video explains in only one minute how patent landscaping works:

A smart patent strategy

As an innovator, you put a lot of effort into product development. Your competitors are most likely doing the same; like you, they are not sitting idle. It is therefore good to know the exact contours of the Intellectual Property (IP) landscape in your field, including:

  • Who are your competitors and what patent application strategies do they follow?
  • What kinds of technology are competitors focusing on or indeed moving away from?
  • Are there gaps in your portfolio or in the market in general for certain technologies?
  • Which competitors are citing your patents?
  • What general innovation trends can be seen in the market?
  • What companies are active in a prospective new market?

A patent landscape search can answer all these questions as well as many more. And we can bring the relevant information into focus for you.

Do you want to learn more about the advantages of a patent landscape? Or read a case study example? The article 'Patents with a view: patent landscaping and how to use it' gives you all the insights you need.

Article - Patents with a view: patent landscaping and how to use it

What do we offer?

NLO offers two patent landscaping services, a FOCUS landscape search and a PANORAMIC landscape search. Together with your patent advisor and our search team, you define the search strategy. We have the most modern international patent databases at our disposal, and will screen the data set and translate the right and relevant information for your needs. Using a PANORAMIC search, we can make a much more in-depth, data set assessment that is entirely tailored to your wishes.

As always, you can expect the best customer experience based on NLO’s promise:

CUSTOMER CARE – PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE – COST CONTROL

You, your patent advisor and the search team form the perfect collaborative triangle to ensure a high-quality output. The results will be presented in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, which makes it easy for you to share them with your colleagues.

NLO patent landscaping services

A FOCUS landscape search can be a topic analysis, a competitor analysis or an in-depth analysis of one entity. Our experience shows that these are the most common searches and we offer them to you at a fixed flat rate. For a broader PANORAMIC landscape search, which can be as extensive as you wish, we will give you a cost estimate in advance.

A patent landscape search provides IP business intelligence that gives you insights to support your strategic decisions.