How to create a Patent Landscape Search Strategy
Patent Landscape Search also known as State-of-Art Study. The purpose of this article is to create an exemplary search strategy for a landscape study in the domain of chemistry which will involve broad based searches to uncover patent documents published in the last five years highlighting trends, evolution, and white spaces
Patent Invalidity / Invalidation also known as Opposition Study or Patent Validity Study. This is often done by arguing with the patent authorities that the claim(s) of the Patent to be Invalidated (PTBI) at the time of filing was not novel or obvious.
Creating a Patent Landscape Search Strategy
In the example, we shall create an exemplary search strategy for a landscape study in the domain of chemistry which will involve broad based searches to uncover patent documents published in the last five years highlighted trends, evolution, and white spaces in a particular technical field with the IP activities of the major players in that field.
Understanding the Invention
The field of landscape study is ‘Nitro to amine reduction methods with recycle of all the liquid streams at source’.
Developing the Patent Landscape Search Strategy
For a landscape project the search terms are kept broad and the analysis set is high in volume. This is done to encompass all possible patent documents related to a cluster of technical areas in a technical field to have a holistic view of each of these clusters in relation to the field or broader technical domain. Often a detailed taxonomy or a categorization list is prepared, which forms as the benchmark for analyzing and categorizing the patent documents obtained in the search with relevance to the scope of the study.
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