Patent landscape reports provide snapshots of situations regarding patents of specific technologies, either within a given country or region, or globally. These reports are crucial in analysing the validity of patents based on data and their legal status. In addition, they inform about strategic research planning or technology transfer.
A patent landscape report begins with a state-of-the-art, comprehensive search for relevant technology in selected patent databases. The search results are then analyzed to answer specific questions such as patterns of patenting activity or of innovation. The results are represented pictorially to assist in understanding and draw conclusions or recommendations based on the empirical evidence provided.