competititive Insights

to enhance your business strategy

Competitive intelligence is a detailed ongoing process of gathering, monitoring, and analyzing information about competitors and the market. It involves systematically collecting data from various sources to build a comprehensive understanding of the competitive environment. Competitor intelligence plays a critical role in patent success by providing insights into white spaces, assessing patentability and freedom to operate, formulating effective patent strategies, enhancing patent value, and monitoring technology trends. By leveraging competitor intelligence effectively, your business can increase its chances of obtaining valuable patents, mitigate risks of infringement, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

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Competitive Intelligence yields a higher patent success, enhancing business strategy by providing valuable insights that inform decision-making, identify market opportunities and threats, benchmark performance, guide product development, inform pricing and positioning strategies, and mitigate risks.

Understanding Patent Landscape

Understanding the patent landscape of competitors helps your business identify areas of innovation that still need to be explored or patented. This knowledge enables your business to focus its R&D efforts on filling those white spaces, increasing the likelihood of obtaining valuable patents and gaining a competitive advantage.

Analyzing Granted Patents

Analyzing the patents granted to competitors can help your business identify potential obstacles or prior art references that may impact the novelty and non-obviousness of business inventions. This information allows companies to refine their patent strategies, develop more robust applications, and increase the chances of obtaining granted patents.


Patent Portfolios

Analyzing the patent portfolios of competitors can help identify patents that may pose a risk to your business planned products, services, or processes. This knowledge allows your business to make informed decisions regarding their product development, avoid potential infringement issues, and design around existing patents if necessary.

Monitoring Patent Activity

Monitoring the patent activities of competitors will help your business gain insights into your competitors’ R&D focus, technological advancements, and potential future products. This information helps your business align its patent strategies to protect your innovations, anticipate competitive moves, and position itself strategically in the market. Competitor intelligence guides decisions such as the timing of patent filings, scope, geographical coverage, and defensive patenting strategies.

Competitive Intelligence

Competitor intelligence also helps your business stay abreast of technology trends and developments in your industry. By analyzing the patents filed by competitors, your business can identify emerging technologies, assess the competitive landscape, and make informed decisions regarding R&D efforts. Monitoring technology trends enables your business to anticipate market shifts, identify potential disruptive technologies, and position itself as an industry leader through timely patent filings.

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InnovationQ+ is an innovation and IP decision support workflow solution packed with powerful data analytics and competitive insights that enable informed, rapid decisions throughout the lifecycle—reducing costs, maximizing ROI, and accelerating innovation.

Freedom to Operate Services

Our Freedom to Operate (FTO) patent search service helps identify potential patent barriers to commercializing your products or technologies. An FTO search aims to identify in-force patents or published patent applications with claims that cover the technology, process, or product you are targeting.

Patent Landscape Services

Our Patent Landscape services provide executives, technologists, and investors with actionable intelligence regarding the extent to which competitors protect innovations in key technology areas.

Evidence of Use Search

Our Evidence of Use studies provide a comprehensive analysis of market data, patents, and technical literature and map this information to products, services, and standards in use to help you identify potential infringement of your patents, better protect your IP, and assist with your litigation and licensing.

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How Apple, the Largest Company in the World, Plays the Patent Infringement Gamble

How Apple, the Largest Company in the World, Plays the Patent Infringement Gamble

In recent news, Apple has faced a patent infringement suit regarding the blood oxygen technology in two of its Apple Watch Series models resulting in a halt in sales of their watch models. The halt in sales comes after the International Trade Commission ruled that these two models’ use of blood oxygen tracking violated a patent from health technology company Masimo.

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