Patent Searching as Competitive Intelligence

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Can a patent search be used to find competitive intelligence?

Patent Searching as Competitive Intelligence

Companies in competitive fields who need to keep abreast of the developments of others in the filed often use patent seach methods as a way of finding out where their competitors are heading.

For this purpose, patent searches can be conducted by classification or sub-classifications to find all patents in a specific category, or you can search by company to see what a specific competitor is up to.

   

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