Know your enemies and yourself.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

How to apply this ancient piece of military wisdom to modern patent wars? Search, analyze, monitor, and manage your patent portfolios as well as your competitors with Patentcloud.

Step 1—Patent Search: retrieve your competitor’s patent list.

Step 2—Patent Vault: import, manage, and analyze.

Step 3—Due Diligence: turn patent data into interactive reports.

Patent Search

Assess your enemy’s position.

Knowing what’s inside your competitor’s portfolio is the first step to winning the battle. Locate the patent list of the target company with Patent Search’s multiple search features:

Find patents from any corner of the world with Patent Search

Patent Vault

Join the intelligence center.

The patent data you gathered will go to waste if not organized properly. Get more out of the data with Patent Vault:

  • Patent List Import
    Import your patent data from Patent Search—or any other patent management system—to create a personalized database.

  • Customizable Folders
    Manage your patent data with tailor-made, tree-structure folders.

  • Add Patent Families
    Add patent families to ensure the completeness of the patent portfolio.

  • Auto Monitoring
    If any new patents satisfy your search query or have a change in status, we’ll let you know.

Take a seat in our intelligence room.

Learn how our partners are performing IP portfolio analysis with Patentcloud.

Patent Vault

The interactive analytical tool for patent intelligence.

Excellent craftsmanship depends on the use of the right tools. The customizable statistical charts and the two-level Patent Matrix® dashboard—a Patentcloud exclusive—will give you a clearer idea of what your competitor’s next step might be:

Get more value from your patent data with Patent Vault

Due Diligence

Have a briefing with the intelligence analyst.

Knowledge is power: understanding every detail of your target portfolio is crucial. Discover weaknesses with Due Diligence:

  • Remaining Life
    Check the remaining life of the patents to assess filing trends and evaluate whether your competitor is continuously innovating or not.

  • Quality and Value
    Uncover the patents or patent families with the highest quality and value and their deployment scale.

  • Challenged Patents and Quality Highlights
    Examine how many patents are still alive after being challenged and investigate any changes to their claim scope. You can even investigate whether the patents have novelty or non-obviousness issues.

  • Patents for Potential Targets
    Examine how the patents could be used against potential targets. In other words, answer the question: Am I at risk of infringing upon the competitor’s portfolio?

Turn portfolios into charts with Due Diligence