A patent landscape/ patent map/ heat map presents a graphical overview of patenting activity in a particular sector, and provides a unique and valuable insight into a particular field of technology. It is generated by identifying and analysing existing patents, patent applications and other relevant IP rights within any area of interest, which can be broad or narrow.
That insight helps clients to make informed decisions regarding research and development, technology investment, competitive positioning and intellectual property strategies. It can be used to identify gaps in the market, as well as areas which are saturated with patents, and in which only narrow patent protection is likely to be available.
We have experience of providing patent landscape analysis to different types of clients as a valuable tool to assist them in minimizing IP risks and maximising the value of their intellectual property assets.