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05 April 2021
Patent-related data is a recognised source of information about technological innovation programmes and the patenting strategies of parties in a particular field. Parties often use data reporting tools (eg, mapping or landscaping) to provide an overview of a competitive activity. These tools can provide personalised, wide-ranging information where parties:
Patent data can be useful throughout a technology's innovation lifecycle. This article focuses on how parties can use patent data at the ideation stage.(1)
Patent data can provide parties with a comprehensive overview of the existing technologies in their technological field of interest. The more detailed a party's enquiry, the more relevant the answers will be to its specific needs. Dedicated patent reports can highlight relevant technological clusters and technical concepts. As well as informing parties about patenting activity and the status of patents in each field of interest, dedicated patent reports enable parties to identify technical problems and, importantly, to differentiate between those which have been resolved and those which are still outstanding or have been resolved insufficiently.
To develop an idea using patent data, parties should:
Patent data can facilitate the implementation of a party's idea by:
To implement an idea using patent data, parties should:
For further information on this topic please contact Jean-Jacques Canonici at GEVERS's Brussels office by telephone (+32 2 715 3711) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, contact Eugénie Bard at GEVERS & ORES's Paris office by telephone (+33 01 45 00 48 48) or email (email@example.com). The GEVERS and GEVERS & ORES website can be accessed at www.gevers.eu.
(1) This is the first article in a series on patent data. For the next article in the series, please see "Role of patent data in innovation lifecycle: development stage".
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