How are State of the Art and Landscape Research Used?
State of the Art research provides an overview of a field of technology. It is an important tool in the R&D and product development process.
State of the Art research offers clients the best and most current estimation of technological innovation to focus corporate research strategy, determine areas of licensing, and gather industry information.
Patent landscape research has been a relatively recent development, due in part to an increased need for patent research as an aid in critical business decision-making.
The results identify key areas where the technology is most heavily represented, who the main assignees are, and what facets of the technology are least protected.
State of the Art research within the analytical guidelines of a Landscape framework offers clients the most customized and detailed information available to make informed decisions.
How are State of the Art and Landscape Research Conducted?
State of the Art research compiles references that show functionally equivalent means of accomplishing a similar result, providing a representative sample of cutting-edge prior art.
Express Search compiles the most pertinent information into an accessible format for client referencing and cross-referencing. Our Landscape format offers flexibility for both a birds-eye view of technology, as well as a focused review of specific aspects of the cited art.
A Landscape document is prepared independently to provide a visual representation of the state of the art and technology. It groups the most important features of the disclosure and relates them to art cited.
Who Benefits from State of the Art and Landscape Research?
Counsel for start up companies or corporations with large R&D initiatives and new product lines are well served by both State of the Art research or a State of the Art / Landscape combination.
Additionally, technology transfer offices, universities, and federally-granted research foundations have found a review of their research and its position in the market useful to the grant process.
Clients generally benefit from this research during business plan development, annual R&D reviews, budget planning, and pre-product line release analysis.
Search Results Include:
- Prior art charted by feature, assignee, and issue date (Landscape research only)
- Opinion-free comments
- Keyword searchable patents
- Current PAIR assignments
- Current INPADOC patent family and legal status
- Electronic results for easy storage and sharing
- Free shipping and free electronic patent copies
- Free research estimate