- Sign NDA with client
- Determine client's objectives
- Define commercial objective
- Identify area of technology to be investigated
- Define key research questions
- Determine keyword combinations and patent classifications most appropriate to technology under investigation
- Utilise search strategy to isolate relevant patents
- Cross-analyse patent search results according to related groups and sub-groups
- Use patent data to determine activity in the technology field or competitor of interest.
- Identify technology whitespaces, the current and future competitive landscape and identify key competitors or possible strategic partners.
- Uncover patent activity trends and distil meaningful insights
- Demonstrate findings in visual representations during interactive session with client