We help you build a smarter IP strategy through some powerful analytics and interesting insights.Patents are an important source of competitive intelligence and provide valuable insights about market growth and opportunities. To stay ahead in the technology race, you need to efficiently track competitors and their IP activity. Combining our vast experiences in strategy planning and technology consulting, we take analysis of technology and competitor IP trends to a whole new level. Our aim is to convert huge-scattered technology data into strong-understandable visuals that will help you take effective business and R&D decisions and ensure a strong and a profitable patent portfolio.
Prior to investing in the R&D, it is important to assess the strength of the technology and understand the available market. Technology landscapes are an exceptional solution when you are looking to enter a new technology space or expand a current business-line.
The outcome of a Patent Landscape Search includes a graphical representation of how various patents relate to each other, based on various search fields, such as keywords, citations, applicants, patent classifications, and so on. Our team of technology and analytics experts work with you to gather all technical information (search and analysis of patents in a technology domain) and derive intelligence required to answer your business queries. For clear understanding, we effectively segment the patent data into multiple categories and represent it in the form or graphs, where visuals speak the information stored inside the huge data. Our analysis and insights into the technology stimulate new ideas and increase your team’s efficiency.
SWOT analysis of a patent portfolio involves thorough study of the patents and categorization of them into four categories – Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats providing major perceptions about these categories. Technical, patent legal and market aspects can be considered in this SWOT. We provide SWOT analysis from a busiess as well as technology perspective, which proves to be very effective for our clients ensuring that the framing of their business objectives is such that they are pragmatic and attainable. The analysis we provide also ensures that risks are minimized, and efficiency maximized.
We make this complex process of addressing the unknown much simplex through our 3D matrix analysis, where we dig deep into the existing patents and using different strategies we find areas for further R&D, new product development, category innovation and available markets.
Knowing the IP strategy of your competitors means you are aware of the market opportunities and threats to your market share. Competitive intelligence or an understanding of your competition can greatly help in strategizing your patent development programs.
Competitor landscapes typically include business insights about your competitors, including those players that you may not know exist. The study comprises a primary research to gather statistics about the key players in the technology. We then extract patents in each competitor’s portfolio, followed by screening and classification to analyze their IP activity. We prepare unique ‘competitor portfolio score card’ that includes competitor profiling or portfolio breakdown in the technology of interest.
The process of portfolio management involves identifying strength & weakness of a portfolio, by categorizing patents as per the core technologies. This helps you identify the valuable set and uncovers several opportunities for monetization of non-core (or underperforming) patents. We use a scoring system that takes into account several pre-defined parameters such as legal status, forward citations, number of independent claims, technology advancement (claim scope), product coverage etc. The scoring model ranks patents as strong/weak or core/non-core, which helps to create an optimized portfolio that can be exploited for licensing and litigation purposes.Features:
To stay ahead in the technology race, you need to effectively track competitors and their IP activity. However, a large number of patents are filed worldwide every year making it relatively difficult to keep a track of all new patent applications in a specific industry. Our teams can help you overcome this administrative task by watching your competitors and latest filings in a technology sector. We provide regular updates (monthly, quarterly or yearly) after a manual screening to include only those documents that are relevant to your technology of interest.
Yes this can be done by Patent Watch analysis offered by PatentsKart.
A patent watch analysis provides exclusive monitoring of newly-issued patents as well as published patent applications that have been filed but not yet granted. By having access to this information, you are provided with enough time to appropriately counteract any patents that may harm your business if the rights are issued.
IP due diligence is a systematic review of the target company’s portfolio to assess the quantity and the quality of IP assets. It is generally done to evaluate licensing opportunities – buying, selling or M&As, and to make critical IP investment decisions.
Due diligence seeks to examine the strength and scope of patents in the portfolio, to determine the associated benefits and risks. Defined by your requirements, each project is customized to meet your business goals. Typically, the process involves screening hundreds of patents in the company’s portfolio using a defined scoring system, along with infringement analysis, validity checks, SWOT, competitor mapping etc.