The Origin

PatentSight was founded in 2008 by Nils Omland as a spin-off from the WHU – Otto-Beisheim School of Management. Before founding PatentSight, Nils worked together with Prof. Dr. Holger Ernst for several years in the field of patent valuation and analytics. The pioneering thought leadership of Nils and Holger is expressed in ground-breaking, rewarded and highly-cited scientific publications.

Shortly after the foundation, Holger became the first Senior Advisor at PatentSight and one of the shareholders for many years.



Industry Leadership

PatentSight launched its first Business Intelligence Software in 2012. Our software solution provides unique, reliable and relevant insights into the patent landscape for decision makers and patent experts in the fields of benchmarking, R&D strategy, trendscouting, M&A, licensing and portfolio optimization. 7 of the top chemical firms use PatentSight's analytics platform. Other blue chip clients come from various industries such as health care, automotive, consumer products, telecommunication, logistics, software, engineering, electronics from around the world.



Our team consists of over 50 highly educated individuals specializing in fields such as Business Strategy, Patent Law, Patent Analysis, Computer Science, Web Design and Quality Assurance. We all share the same passion of providing you with the best patent analytics platform capable of delivering the right information at the right moment.

We thrive on your success, because when you win, we win!


Scientific Leadership

An important milestone in 2009 was the development of the Patent Asset Index™, a new approach to assess patent quality and to benchmark patent portfolios. Patent Asset Index™ was first endorsed by BASF and Dow Chemical. Since then, the Patent Asset Index™ has been adopted by many more firms from various industries. PatentSight continues to conduct cutting-edge research to advance our understanding about best practices, methods and tools in the field of intellectual property valuation, management and analytics.

Nils Omland

Nils Omland

Nils is founder and CEO of PatentSight. His interest in IP was sparked when conducting academic research on the profit impact of active IP management and on the evaluation of patents for strategic management. From his research, his extensive work with patent data, as well as his experience as a consultant to large technology companies, led to the formation of PatentSight in 2008. He is a frequent speaker and a co-author of scientific papers in the field of IP as well as a co-author of the EPO’s patent teaching kit.

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