Landscape searches are conducted to answer questions such as the following:
What is the current state-of-the art in my technology of interest? And what opportunities exist for future research?
Many R&D and technology development clients, before embarking on a new development program, be it a new technology, product or service, would like to understand what has been done already and what problems still remain to be solved. This is where a state-of-the-art / landscape search helps. We look at both patents and scientific publications to provide a broad picture of the technology’s evolutionary background, types of problems that have been solved, approaches used, and issues with a technology that have still not been resolved.