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What is a patent landscape?

A patent landscape is an analysis of patent data that reveals business, scientific and technological trends. Landscape reports typically focus on a single geographic region, industry or technology. For more information on how to use and create patent landscapes, see the following articles.

Bubela, T., Gold, E. R., Graff, G. D., Cahoy, D. R., Nicol, D., & Castle, D. (2013). Patent landscaping for life sciences innovation: Toward consistent and transparent practices. Nature Biotechnology, 31(3), 202-207.

Rees, P. (2004). Patent pictures. Research Information, Jan/Feb, http://www.researchinformation.info/rijanfeb04patents.html.

Trippe, A. J. (2015). Guidelines for Preparing Patent Landscape Reports. Geneva: World Intellectual Property Organization.

Patent Landscape Tools

DIY Patent Landscapes

The following databases have good visualization capabilities, as does AcclaimIP - found on the Patent Research page.