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:

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