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 team of Biotechnologists. The team conducted patent searches using multiple patent databases for the patents published in Europe in the last 20 years with a focus on plant protein based beverages, proteins, prebiotics and probiotics. The patents were searched and analyzed in two phases

  • Phase – I: Tool based screening and creation of taxonomy based on title, abstract and different types of proteins, Pre-biotics or Pro-biotics.
  • Phase – II: Short-listed protein combinations were analyzed in detail

Non-English language patents were analyzed based on the available machine translated language/text. Analyzed information was harmonized and mapped to obtain insights from the patent literature. An executive summary of the research was presented with insightful charts was presented covering key assignees, overall patent filing trends, technology trends by year, assignee, etc.

The project was completed in two weeks for $5,000