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We would like to conduct a patent landscape of compositions for hair color protection

Problem & Context: A multinational cosmetic company was interested in investigating technologies related to “Hair Color Protection/Retention” that would effectively protect the color of dyed/colored hair. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: Analysts at SciTech Patent Art conducted a preliminary study and found that anti-fading compounds that protect the color of artificially colored hair are [...]

We are interested in learning about IP strategies of companies that are using renewable sources for various raw materials

Problem & Context: A Japanese chemicals company is expanding its sustainable product portfolio as part of its sustainability goals. The company is interested in designing products derived from plant based / renewable raw materials. The company wanted to understand competitors’ IP strategies for the synthesis of specific polymers starting from renewable sources. SciTech Patent Art [...]

We are interested in learning about recent trends in sustainable packaging, especially for personal care products

Problem & Context: An American consumer products company, with a foresight on providing advance healthy oral care habits to transform people’s health while reducing impact on the planet, wanted to develop a technology map on sustainable personal hygiene devices and sustainable packaging for the personal hygiene devices. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: As the [...]

In the automobile industry, companies are constantly looking for technologies related to emission reduction. We are particularly interested in the life cycle assessment of emission reduction

Problem & Context: A Japanese automobile parts manufacturer was interested in investigating technologies related to reducing life cycle emissions at the component level in automobiles, with a focus on the following: Component technologies for low carbonization of vehicles Measurement models of life cycle carbon footprint of vehicles Method of recording a carbon footprint on a [...]

Sustainability is a topic of significant interest to our organization and we are interested in learning about new technologies

Problem & Context: One of the largest pet food manufacturers who has been striving to achieve zero environmental impact and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions wanted to investigate environmental impact of pet food manufacturing and explore carbon market relevant to the pet food industry. SciTech Patent Art conducted an IP landscape study to identify patents and [...]

Maintenance fees are significant portion of IP budgets. Routine evaluation of the patent portfolio helps identify key patents that need to be maintained

Problem & Context: The client, a Japanese chemical company was interested in understanding the strength of each of the patents in their patent portfolio to make a decision on their renewal. The client also wanted to compare / contrast the methodology used by SPA against other techniques. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: Based on [...]

We are interested in certain technologies of specific companies and would like to understand their patent portfolio

Problem & Context: A comprehensive patent search was conducted for presenting patent trend analysis of a specific company of interest and its subsidiaries in the technology area of Sleep apnea for a Japanese medical devices manufacturer SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: The team at SciTech Patent Art conducted a patent search in patent database [...]

We are interested in the current state-of-the-art technologies related to wearable device, particularly related to detection of electrophysiology parameters

Problem & Context: SciTech Patent Art conducted a state of the art search for a US based healthcare company to identify patents disclosing wearable devices that detect electrophysiological (EP) parameters of heart SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team comprising of Biomedical and Electronics engineers conducted patent searches in patent databases Screening and analysis of patent records was conducted [...]

Digital Therapeutics is a rapidly growing area and we want to stay ahead in gathering and leveraging information for our R&D and IP strategy

Problem & Context: For an American multinational Biopharmaceutical company SciTech Patent Art conducted a competitive landscape study to understand the initiatives of pharmaceutical companies in adopting digital enabling technologies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team of analysts with backgrounds in Pharma and Electronics conducted search for products/technologies in “Digital Therapeutics” for various competitors Extracted the following information for the [...]

How does a landscape search help us to understand technology trends in the “Digital health” space? We are particularly interested in identifying latest application areas

Problem & Context: SciTech Patent Art conducted a patent landscape for a Japanese manufacturer of medical devices and supplies. The objective of the study was to understand the trends in “Digital Health” technologies related to prediction of heart failure. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SciTech Patent Art staffed a team of Biomedical and Electronics engineers on this project. The team [...]

We are interested in learning about small and medium sized companies working in the technology space of our interest

Problem & Context: An American Agri-biotech company, engaged SciTech Patent Art to track multiple start-ups in the agri-biotech area. The study was aimed at understanding the basis for high investments in the companies and their potential readiness for commercialization. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team of Biotechnologists at SciTech Patent Art was [...]

We would like to conduct a due-diligence of our own patent portfolio to explore potential commercialization opportunities

Problem & Context: The client, an American technology company engaged SciTech Patent Art to conduct a due diligence of its patent portfolio in the area of Industrial Valves. The study was aimed at comparing the company’s patents with those of its competitors and possibility of commercialization in unrelated applications. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: [...]

We want to conduct a state-of-the art study related in the area of Energy and conduct predictive technology trends

Problem & Context: The client, an oil & gas consulting company partnered with SciTech Patent Art to understand the state-of-the-art of geothermal energy technology through the lens of patent analytics. The specific requirement was to understand the patenting trends in geothermal energy, draw the geothermal patent landscape across the industry value chain, and use patent [...]

We want to conduct a benchmarking study by comparing the patent portfolios of few companies

Problem & Context: A petroleum & gas company engaged SciTech Patent Art to study the patent portfolio of the client company and compare its patented technologies with those of its competitors. SciTech Patent Art created the technology portfolio of the client company along with the competitor’s portfolio. SPA benchmarked the company’s technologies using several parameters. [...]

We are interested in understanding current state-of-the-art technology. This information will help us setting direction for future R&D activities

Problem & Context: A global  oil & gas company partnered with SciTech Patent Art to understand the state-of-the-art in shale gas technology. The client wanted to understand the emerging technologies, emerging players and the patenting trends in the area of study. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A chemical engineer with significant patent search and [...]

We would like to conduct prior art search to identify key patents for challenging the validity of a patent

Problem & Context: For a US based catalyst company, SciTech Patent Art conducted prior art search for a patent claiming a process of decreasing selectivity loss of catalyst used in a reactor for a petrochemical process by controlling the presence of water in the reactor. There were many references describing the use of the catalyst [...]

Do you conduct chemical structure searches or Markush structure search?

Problem & Context: A specialty chemical company was looking for a very comprehensive dataset related to a Phenol derivative. The requirement was to cover all patents related to the compound, its derivatives and polymers and then categorize them. Search conducted using chemical names or structure was not giving precise dataset and just using CAS RN [...]

Our research initiatives are directed towards incorporating new features in a functional material, for which we have to review the current state-of-the-art.

Problem & Context: A Japanese functional materials company wanted to identify potential new functionalities that could be added to Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) to make them more valuable to their customers. Contrast improvement, for example, in small-to-medium sized displays in mobile devices is conventionally delivered through a combination of PSA and optical films. The client [...]

We would like to identify technology partners across Europe and North America for possible technology development collaboration

Problem & Context: An Industrial gases company partnered with SciTech Patent Art to help identify potential external collaboration partners, such as Universities, Research Institutes etc. in the areas of Hydrogen production and Carbon Capture & Sequestration. The client wanted SciTech Patent Art to build an Energy Research Database containing information pertaining to the above. SciTech [...]

We have several invention disclosures for which we would like to conduct patentability searches before considering to file a patent application

Problem & Context: A Petrochemicals and plastics company, commissioned SciTech Patent Art for a patentability search related to the incorporation of certain modified polymers in the preparation of organic optical devices. A significant portion of prior art was expected to be in JP/CN language which was a challenge due to searching of machine translated text. [...]

Competitive monitoring is an integral part of the R&D process. We would like to conduct routine alerts and analysis of published applications / patents to keep a track latest technological developments

Problem & Context: The client, an European manufacturer of caps and closures was interested in monitoring the monthly Indian patent filing activity of their competitors in specific areas of interest. The SPA team understood the client needs and worked closely with the client to design a suitable methodology and approach. SPA also designed a user-friendly [...]

We are looking for a cost-effective way of doing technology tracking to identify related technologies of our interest

Problem & Context: The client engaged SciTech Patent Art to conduct technology alerts in an area where the volume of patent data was growing rapidly. Manual screening and selection of appropriate patent records was very time consuming. In an effort to improve the productivity, SPA team engaged the AI/ML Data analytics team to develop a [...]

We want to conduct technology assessment study using patent literature to evaluate various types of valve materials

Problem & Context: A global consumer products company was interested to learn about materials that are used in valves , especially aerosol valves, that are made of plastics. The client wanted SciTech Patent Art to explore and prepare a report on type of valve materials that were being studied globally. SciTech Patent Art Approach & [...]

We are developing a roadmap for technologies of interest to our organization for long-term IP and R&D planning and looking to obtain IP research support

Problem & Context: The objective of the study was to identify white spaces in the technology of fiber incorporation in paper manufacturing. The client, a global consumer product company engaged SciTech Patent Art to identify research opportunities in the said area. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team of polymer chemists were staffed on [...]

We are interested in commercializing our technology in certain markets and would like to check if there are any patents that could be a potential barrier

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to identify the problems/needs of patients/ medical fraternity through study of non-patent literature. The end objective was to identify emerging technologies to meet these needs and also determine technology trends in the area of diagnosis and treatment of a certain medical condition. SciTech Patent Art Approach & [...]

We are interested in commercializing our technology in certain markets and would like to check if there are any patents that could be a potential barrier

Problem & Context: A US Medical devices company partnered with SciTech Patent Art to identify potential patents that could block the right to use of their multi-functional surgical device. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 3-member team of Biomedical engineers from SciTech Patent Art was assigned to the project. The multi-functional surgical device comprised [...]

We are looking for innovative technologies not just from medical devices industry but from other technology areas as well for a new product development initiative

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to identify business opportunities in the area of power surgical tools that reduce patient trauma and improve the surgeon’s experience in the OR. The objective of the study was to create a landscape on powered surgical tools and identify white spaces. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: Initially, Team [...]

We need technical support in responding to office actions received during patent prosecution. We would like someone to review the technical objections raised by the Examiner and provide appropriate technical analysis and response.

Problem & Context: A medical devices company contacted SciTech Patent Art (SPA) to seek technical support for responding to Office actions received from the Patent Office for medical devices related patent application. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team from SPA was assigned to the project. The Office action received from the Patent [...]

We are interested in partnering with key technology developers across various geographies and would like to develop a portfolio of these companies

Problem & Context: A Japanese medical devices manufacturer, engaged SciTech Patent Art to create a database containing details of start-ups/ incubators/ accelerators/ tech transfer offices with technology tags in select areas of interest. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: In the absence of any commercially available database containing comprehensive information about start-ups, SPA was required [...]

We want to conduct an Evidence-of-use study by gathering product specifications from various sources and conducting further analysis on key relevant products

Problem & Context: The client, a Japanese innovation company engaged SciTech Patent Art to create Evidence of Use (EoU) in the area of imaging technology. The study was aimed at identifying patent infringement/ evidence for infringement through commercial products. SciTech Patent Art assisted the client by providing 10-20 interesting patents and mapped the same with [...]

We want to study patent literature to learn what type of materials are being used for semiconductor devices. We want to explore new application areas by using various different types of materials

Problem & Context: An Italian wire and cable company engaged SciTech Patent Art to create an overview of materials used for electrically connecting semiconductor devices. The study was aimed at identifying the most interesting applications for materials, their consumption by geography, material suppliers/ manufacturers for applications related to “automotive and energy storage”. SciTech Patent Art [...]

We are investigating few promising future technologies and would need market research reports on these technologies

Problem & Context: A Japanese consulting company engaged SciTech Patent Art to create various secondary market reports for promising future technologies. SciTech Patent Art created 50+ such reports by conducting searches using deep web techniques. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: The project was executed by two electronics engineers. SPA studied the technical literature, news, [...]

We would like to conduct an evidence of use analysis for some of our key patents. Can you search for relevant products?

Problem & Context: A Japanese information technology & electronics company was interested in conducting evidence of use research for patents / applications of their interest. They were interested in obtaining a list of products and identify standards being used. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: The team at SPA specializing in Electronics and Telecommunication were assigned the task. The team [...]

We are looking for ideas and solutions to extend the patent term on some of our cutting-edge technologies

Problem & Context: An American precision engineering company was interested in extending the term of a critical patent which was to expire shortly. The patent was in the area of static and dynamic sealing devices. The client engaged an SPA team to recommend ways to extend patent protection. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A [...]

We would like to quickly analyze and manage rapidly growing patent information in the automotive space with automated based tools and techniques.

Problem & Context: The IP team of a Japanese automotive component manufacturer needed help in the development of an AI/ML tool to auto-screen and categorize patents in a rapidly emerging technology in autonomous vehicles. The volume of patent data was growing rapidly and a productivity enhancing tool was critical to ensure timely assessment of competitor [...]

We are actively looking for technology development partners in the North America in a particular technology space

Problem & Context: A tooling and industrial materials company was looking for potential partners in Open Innovation in tooling materials, particularly in USA and Canada. The client’s initial searches were unsuccessful in identifying the most relevant groups in their specific area of interest. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team was formed to [...]

We want to conduct a state-of-the art study related in the area of turbochargers to plan our future R&D activities

Problem & Context: The client, a Japanese micro-mechatronics company was interested in identifying all the technologies associated with turbocharges / superchargers. The client wanted to understand what technologies were available globally and how they could strategically plan their research. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SciTech Patent Art team considered the following approach: Search and [...]

We would like to explore commercialization opportunities in new markets and also identify application areas relevant to these markets

Problem & Context: The client, a fasteners and specialty products company, partnered with SciTech Patent Art team to identify new markets for an innovative vapor trap developed for metal fusion area. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: At SciTech Patent Art, a 2-member team of a mechanical engineer and a material scientist was formed to [...]

We would like to explore new materials and new technologies that could be adopted for our existing products

Problem & Context: A team of innovation experts at an European Innovation company, engaged SciTech Patent Art to identify innovative solutions for retrofit insulation of houses that are not only cost-effective, but also aesthetically pleasing with other user-friendly features. The study included search for new materials and new technologies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: [...]

We would like to understand IP trends in the area of Graphene and develop a technology taxonomy with continued updates

Problem & Context: An American corporate R&D center  engaged in advanced materials research and development were interested in understanding technology and Intellectual Property (IP) trends related to Graphene through creation of a detailed technology taxonomy and routinely updates. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SciTech Patent Art engaged a team that had extensive research experience [...]

How would a competitive intelligence program complement our R&D and IP strategy in our organization.

Problem & Context: An American Food and Beverage company was in need of a global Competitive Technology Intelligence platform for informing its R&D scientists and also aligning management on emerging opportunities. Information on consumer trends, technology advancement, regulatory changes, packaging trends, health and nutrition was needed to develop innovation and growth strategies. The client team [...]

We are interested in having ongoing updates in a specific technology area of our interest and identify emerging trends

Problem & Context: An American food company, partnered with SciTech Patent Art to monitor and identify emerging technologies, products and business divestitures/ strategies of select companies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team of food technologists from SciTech Patent Art was assigned on a full-time basis to support the client team. A Competitive [...]

We are looking for ways to aggregate real time news from various sources and identify most relevant news that would be further published to a core group of interested readers

Problem & Context: An European food ingredients company partnered with SciTech Patent Art to set up a real time news feed alert to monitor specific companies and technologies on a daily basis. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team of food technologists at SPA was formed to identify the list of news feed [...]

We would like to understand current state-of-the-art related to packaging of baked foods. This would help us strategize our technology development initiatives

Problem & Context: An European Food & Beverage company was interested in understanding current technologies and innovation space for packaging techniques for baked food products. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team of Food technologists and packaging engineers at SciTech Patent Art were assigned the job. The team conducted a landscape search pertaining to [...]

We would like to know patenting activity for one of the technologies. We want to understand key technologies and companies evolving in this space

Problem & Context: An European company that develops and commercializes protein based beverages was interested in understanding the patent activity in plant-protein food and beverages. They wanted to know what are the technologies and applications along with companies filing for patents SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SciTech Patent Art assigned this project to a [...]

We would like to identify prior art for a granted patent

Problem & Context: The client commissioned SPA to find prior art for a patent on the use of a particular organic acid for treating a skin condition. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: An organic chemist with pharma background and a vast search experience was assigned the job. The searcher carefully reviewed the prosecution of the subject patent and its family [...]

We would like to conduct a deep-dive in the area of drug delivery systems to identify and review various types of technologies available on a commercial scale. How could we proceed?

Problem & Context: The client, a global pharmaceutical client engaged SciTech Patent Art to prepare a technology landscape on drug delivery systems through comprehensive secondary research. The specific requirement was to identify the technology features in various drug delivery systems such as injectors, wearables and patch pumps and the challenges addressed by them. SciTech Patent [...]

We have an invention and would like to apply for a patent application. What is the best way to proceed?

Problem & Context: An Indian medical devices company approached SciTech Patent Art with an objective to conduct a patentability search. The invention was related to a smart wearable device that would monitor and track recovery of patients undergoing specific therapies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SciTech Patent Art team reviewed the technology of interest [...]

Some of our key patents map to mobile broadband standards and so we are interested in identifying potential licensing opportunities by searching for vendors and operators

Problem & Context: A Japanese Telecom Company engaged SciTech Patent Art to map the claims of some of their patents with mobile broadband standards. The client also requested SciTech Patent Art to identify specific products from base station vendors/cell phone vendors which could be implementing the features of client’s patented technologies. SciTech Patent Art Approach [...]

We have an idea for new product and would like to understand what prior art exists. We would like to conduct search for such products / concepts during the product development phase.

A Fortune 50 company in the consumer products space worked closely with the team at SciTech Patent Art during the product development of an insect repellent device. The team at SciTech Patent Art provided secondary research support during the entire product development lifecycle, i.e. from conceptualization to product launch. The secondary research included both IP [...]