Patent situation analysis is a complete analysis of extracted data related to a specific technology area. These data include the past and present status of the technology in the respective markets, its future insights, relevant IP information, competitive intelligence and technology transfer. Patent beautification should be carried out in an appropriate manner to achieve better results.
Key steps in patent situation analysis
1. Identify and explain the purpose or purpose of the customer
– Study background information about the purpose or purpose of the client.
– Identify the technical aspects behind the customer's goals or objectives.
– To understand the needs of market research, customers want to introduce products that may be at the national or global level.
2. Set up a keyword library to discover new queries
– Identify relevant important terms.
– Search for the correct synonym for these terms.
– Identify appropriate keywords directly from the background of the invention and its technical aspects.
3. Extract data through better patent portfolio management
– In order to proofread the results of novelty or patent search, a non-patent literature [or scientific literature] search is also required.
– Appropriate filtering or restrictions should be taken during the search process, such as priority date [or submission date], IPC class, USPTO class, patent validity period, etc.
4. Design the main format of the landscaping report and negotiate with the customer
– Discuss with customers the technical curves and trends that have been searched.
– Try to solve the confusion or problems associated with beautifying your search results.
– Prepare a flowchart or workflow type report using assumptions or ideas related to customer goals or issues.
5. Re-establish the keyword library for final search and analysis
– Add new terms or concepts generated after consultation with the customer.
– Finalize the goal of landscape search.
6. Cover all relevant areas related to technological advancement and market research
– A free-to-follow [FTO] search is required, for example, when a customer wants to launch their product or technology in a particular country, an FTO search must be performed to avoid the risk of infringement.
– Appropriate understanding of intellectual property laws related to the purpose or purpose of the client.
– Know the procedures and regulatory packing before launching a new product or technology.
– Non-patent literature search provides more effective and evidence reading results.
– Relevant IP market research on competitor companies or key players in the same technology area.
– Appropriate SWOT analysis is required to provide more future insights into new products or technologies.
– White space and gap analysis are also important for finding safe and potential areas of research.
– Propose better strategic business planning for upcoming new products or technologies.
7. Summarize all extracted data and arrange them in final report format
– Use appropriate data representation tools such as charts, graphs, tables, workflows, etc.
– Write down all references or links.