Our Patent Market Research approach provides key insights for tech executives and patent professionals.
Outpace the competition with a smart IP strategy through patent market research, technology landscaping, competitor analysis, and industry evaluation.
Patent landscaping is a signature of Vitek’s Patent Research services. Utilizing Vitek’s proprietary patent software and expert patent analysis, our patent landscape research provides clients with customized patent studies detailing the state of specified technology sectors.
Included in many patent landscape studies requested by clients:
• Identify patent ownership in specified tech areas.
• Highlight recent patent transactions in relevant fields.
• Overview details on relevant startup investments and VC data.
• Target patent ownership particulars for key competitors.
Patent landscaping is of vital importance for maintaining a sophisticated IP strategy, allowing your company to remain ahead of industry competitors.
Competitor Patent Analysis
Patent research on your competitors is a practice Vitek recommends for all clients. A baseline requirement, at a minimum, is to have a high level understanding of the technology makeup of competitor patent portfolios. More detailed patent research is recommended under most circumstances.
Competitor patent analysis may include:
• Detailed assessment of patent strengths and weaknesses in key technology sectors.
• Identification of potential outside patent threats.
• Considering innovation opportunities based on competitor patent white space.
• Analysis of recent patent filing trends highlighting areas of competitor innovation and focus.
Patent research comparing your patent portfolio to the size and strength of the competition is a good practice that can be performed in a cost-effective manner.
An effective and often missed patent research opportunity is threat forecasting. Patent analysis will identify possible risks and threats from competitors, and outline the potential future costs needed to defend against those threats.
Vitek’s Patent Threat Forecasting is regularly utilized to help IP departments increase the available patent budget in upcoming quarts. The patent research helps to grow mindshare and directly influence company decisions. By bounding the problem, upper management is encouraged to be open to the idea of assigning money now in preparation.
Patent Assignment Tracking
Vitek’s Patent Research is regularly utilized to track assignment data for specific competitors, bounded technology sectors, or an identified list of patents. Tracking patent assignment activity is a resource Vitek provides for its most trusted tech clients.
Contact us today to learn more about Vitek’s best-in-class Patent Research services.