The technology mapping includes both an analysis of the novelty value of the technology or invention and a preliminary view of the freedom of action and the activity of competitors. The information provided by the technology mapping will also help when considering moving to new market areas or investing in development projects.
Technology mapping is a preliminary study of the barriers and opportunities for new ideas in the patent field. The survey carried out at the beginning of the development work shows the patentability of the technology and the profitability of a possible investment. It also highlights the risks associated with a product development project.
- Analyze the novelty of a technology or invention from patent data sources,
- Survey the patenting activity of competitors and provide a preliminary view on freedom of action,
- Facilitate the application for patent protection if a project is decided to proceed,
- Helps to focus investments on business-sensible and viable development projects,
- Reduce the risk of patent infringement and unnecessary license fees, and
- Supports the product development process and the transition to new markets.
Definition of the assignment
Research, analysis and reporting
In short technology mapping, the novelty value of the customer’s technology or invention is pre-mapped from patent publications and other relevant information sources. A short technology mapping is recommended for the preliminary research and analysis of ideas and blanks to be developed at the very beginning of the product development process. The aim of the survey is to ensure the profitability of further investments in target technology.
Short technology mapping
Normal technology mapping