For strategic management and the development of new products it can be helpful to track down technological trends by means of targeted technology scans within the International Patent Classification.
Statistical analysis of the national or international patent landscape help to identify 'hot spots' in new and emerging technologies. By means of a competitor search, it is possible to determine what the competition is working on.
Modern search tools allow for the creation of graphical citation networks and patent landscapes, thereby enabling the identification of related technologies as well as the identification of collaborations and alliances between companies.
We would be happy to assist you in the construction and implementation of such searches.