Intellectual Property, Market, Competitive and Regulatory research landscapes are at the core of our research offering. The objective of each landscape is to provide critical answers which will help illustrate where your technology stands in the big picture. These landscapes provide a fast track to comprehensive and accurate information that our clients value.
Based on our experience in commercialization, product development and new venture formation, our clients find value in engaging our team for on-going consulting services.
- For larger technology companies, ICIP delivers a diverse set of services including IP portfolio assessment and triage as well as assistance in developing commercialization paths for shelved IP.
- Small to mid-sized enterprises leverage our extensive experience in assessing and managing early stage technology.
- For venture capital groups and angel investors, we can provide a pre-funding review of commercialization plans as well as specific due diligence recommendations to support investment decisions.
- We have specialized expertise in supporting tech transfer office functions.
The ICIP team primarily works in on-going consulting and fee-based research report arrangements.
Please contact us and we can set-up an initial free consultation or prepare a scope of work for your research or consulting needs.
Patent landscapes discover the extent to which your invention is similar to prior inventions that are described in patent office publications and other published literature, known as prior art.
The patent landscape can be used to inform assessment of your invention regarding its potential patentability, risk of infringing issued patents, and competitive advantage over existing technology. After learning about your invention, prior art publications are searched using software search engines and the results are screened, analyzed, and refined. The patent landscape report will list the closest discovered prior art and the companies owning the issued patents included among the prior art.
Market landscapes identify the product markets and product market segments that would include your invention if it were commercialized, based on current published information about product markets.
Market landscapes include information on current market size as well as rates of growth or contraction estimated by market analysts, and can be used by you to assess the potential sources and level of demand for your contemplated commercial product.
Competitive landscapes identify the companies that are the main competitors with significant market share in the product market segments that are relevant to your contemplated commercial product, as well as the features and functionality of the products in the competitive product lines offered by those companies.
Competitive landscapes are obtained by searching product advertising, and for public companies, financial and shareholder information published periodically, and can be used to assess how to achieve a competitive advantage over existing competitive products.
Regulatory landscapes identify federal regulations applicable to the product that you contemplate commercializing, and are obtained through research of published federal regulations and proposed regulations and analyzing the business activities that are necessary for compliance.
Regulatory landscapes can be used to assess the overhead that would be required in a business selling the regulated product in order to comply with the regulations. Regulatory landscapes have also proven to be very useful in identifying potential market opportunities due to changing regulations and tracking with go-to-market strategies to best leverage new market conditions established by changing regulations.