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An analysis of the legal status of your competitors' patent portfolios can yield valuable competitive insights. For instance, an increase in patent applications by a company new to your technology sector may indicate you have a new competitor to deal with. Conversely, an increase in patent abandonment by an existing competitor may indicate that they are withdrawing from the field.
In the field of new product development and related FTO analysis, legal status can help to identify potential risks and opportunities – such as which competitors are filing in the same area or whether oppositions have been filed against existing patents.
Determining the expiration date of patents which could affect the commercial launch of a new product or the publication of a new technology is also helpful in this context. Accounting for the remaining lifetime of a patent, it’s possible to quickly evaluate licensing or sales opportunities. Understanding the remaining lifetime of a patent is also key to assessing the validity of patents for potential M&A targets.
The legal status information box in PatentSight contains information about all legal events related to a patent family and allows you to search and track specific country events or all events, such as fee payments, examination requests, oppositions, national phase entries, patent maintenance and patent expiration.
Using advanced search filters, it’s possible to actively search for patents that are about to expire or that have been challenged in opposition or nullity proceedings. In addition, PatentSight can be used to search for patents that are active in a specific authority or within a specific group of authorities. This makes it possible to analyze patent protection per jurisdiction and to plot the worldwide patent coverage of companies – overall or in certain technology fields.
Already expired or invalidated patents, as well as rejected or withdrawn applications, are irrelevant for many strategic analyses. That's why PatentSight makes it possible to perform analyses on active patents only – and with just one click.
With just one click Discriminate between patent families that are in-force, pending and inactive. Most importantly, analyze your competitors' pipelines, by studying their current patent applications.
PatentSight allows you to focus your analysis only on patents that are still active (i.e. pending patent applications and valid patents).
Isolate patents that are active today and separate inactive patents that do not contribute to portfolio strength.
Our powerful, easy to use, Analytics Platform delivers quick insights in a way that is accessible to both top management and IP experts, through a wide array of applications.
Avoid missing important competitors or technology trends or going through time-consuming and costly litigation because of the infringement of NPE patents or SEP. Rely on high-quality patent data.
Stay on top of your patent portfolio at all times. Avoid wrong country filing strategies and high costs, both for poor quality patents and across the entire patent management process. Be aware of upcoming patent cliffs.