Patent Landscape Analysis in Six Simple Steps

Overview

Published: 23 March 2021

Patent landscape reports are a popular search report that are intended to give an overview of the patents covering a particular type of technology. They are a critical step in any company’s innovation lifecycle.

Alexander Spencer, Account Manager at Minesoft, shines a light on the best methods for undergoing this transformative research strategy. Some common uses for a patent landscape:

  • Defining and discovering whitespace
  • Understanding the current competitive landscape
  • Predicting where your market is heading
  • Identifying acquisition, licensing, targets or collaboration opportunities
  • Spotting trends in your space to aid investments
  • Finding inventors active in a particular area, for headhunting and recruiting purposes