If you have a new idea for a technical product, a preliminary search can provide you with important information for the future development of your product. The preliminary search service is a paid service.
A patent landscape analysis maps the freedom to operate around a particular technology, nationally, regionally or globally. The analysis provides useful information about the patenting activities of competitors and partners, and what opportunities exist for further development and innovation. It can also help to find potential partners and to reduce ill-advised investments.