A patent landscape search can answer questions like "What patent application strategies do my competitors follow?" and "What kinds of technology are competitors focusing on or indeed moving away from?".
Patent landscaping is an important part of patent analytics. It helps you define and execute a sustainable intellectual property (IP) strategy. Your results provide IP business intelligence that gives you insights to support your strategic decisions.
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 your own search strategy within patent intelligence. 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.
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. Using a PANORAMIC search, we can make a much more in-depth, data set assessment that is entirely tailored to your wishes. You will receive a cost estimate in advance, naturally.
As an innovator, you put a lot of effort into product development. Your competitors are most likely doing the same. It is therefore good to know the exact contours of the Intellectual Property (IP) landscape in your field, including:
A patent landscape search - part of patent analytics - answers all these questions as well as many more. You learn lots about relevant information for you and your specific business.
Below you see some examples of patent landscaping about Biofuel. In the search 11.196 patent families were found.
This graph illustrates the evolution of published applications over time, indicating the dynamics of inventiveness of the portfolio studied. When the number of applications filed decreases, it is indicative of the disengagement of the actors of the field, the R&D budget tends to be lower. However, overall EP publications have been decreased since the last 10 years.
This chart illustrates the top applicants in the group of patents analyzed according to their legal status.
This information makes it possible to identify applicants who have already withdrawn from the sector (abandonment, lapse and/or expiration of their patents) and those who are still active (applications and patents granted still in force).
This graph illustrates the distribution of the main concepts contained in the analyzed portfolio.
Studying the patents of a topic: This graph provides the most-used concepts in the study area. This can be a source of ideation for new developments or identification of protected technologies in a new field.
Remark: In saved mode, it is possible to group concepts (for example, concepts that you consider synonyms) or to exclude those that you consider obvious and therefore unnecessary to appear in the graphs.
This graph illustrates the evolution of published applications over time by applicant.
Studying the patents of a topic: This analysis by applicant highlights the patent strategy and identifies new entrants or applicants who are no longer involved in this subject area. This information also helps explain the peaks in filing when a player files a significant number of applications over a short period of time (which could have an effect on the global evolution of filings).
You, your patent advisor and the search team form the perfect collaborative triangle to ensure a high-quality output. Are you interested in patent landscaping for your company? Please contact your patent advisor or our patent landscaping experts Alja Bezoen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Katerina Kosta (email@example.com).