One way to determine the licensing potential of patents is to look at their forward citations. Especially when dealing with portfolios, there has to be a quick and effective way of finding the citations that will have the most substantial impact on the portfolio’s value. Patent Search has made this possible with the new function of adding Forward Citation by Examiner.
Narrow the scope of your analysis by only drawing out the documents where the patent examiner cited the patent at issue, instead of the documents being mixed up with the applicant’s citations. In addition to having a more manageable number to work with, looking at these references will provide you with a more meaningful analysis.