IP PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
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.
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:
Use syntax and queries such as “TAC” to search for technologies and “CAN” to search for current assignees
Corporate Affiliation Search
Big corporations such as Apple and Facebook may have tens of subsidiaries. Be sure to include them all in your search with Corporate Affiliation Search.
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.
Manage your patent data with tailor-made, tree-structure folders.
Add Patent Families
Add patent families to ensure the completeness of the patent portfolio.
If any new patents satisfy your search query or have a change in status, we’ll let you know.
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:
Use line charts to check filing trends or bar charts to examine the technology deployment among all patent offices.
Examine multiple data fields in the same chart with the two-level Patent Matrix®dashboard, the best way to analyze your competitor’s patent deployment strategy.
Invite your team to join the project in Patent Vault to work closer, without barriers.
Have a briefing with the intelligence analyst.
Knowledge is power: understanding every detail of your target portfolio is crucial. Discover weaknesses with Due Diligence:
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?