Why is Patent Monitoring Important?
Are you aware of your existing and future competitor? How are they operating? Which countries are they targeting? What fields are they investing in? A patent landscape sets out, in general terms, how patented areas are, how rapidly particular fields of technology are growing, and the major and new players involved. The search allows you to gain great insight into how you fit into the patent landscape compared to your competitors and lets you know how patent portfolios are being changed e.g. a competitor may have suddenly filed a large number of patents for a curved tv screen, this would be useful information for you if you were competing with this company. In addition to this it also allows you to be aware of any other companies rising to compete with yours. This is a search that can be carried continuously on a regular basis upon a customised basis to your requirements.