How to do a patent landscape analysis in six simple steps



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:

  • 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