Zero in on the advances you need to know
As newly granted patents or patent application publications meeting your criteria are identified, an email will be sent to you (typically once every week). These near-real-time results will provide you with highly focused information from worldwide resources that are only a few days old.
Patent alerts are critical to your business’s competitive intelligence because they provide timely insight into your future marketplace and competitors’ activities.
Of course, these alerts contain legal information, but did you also realize they contain future market and technology information, too? This confluence of information and very early insight is why your most prominent competitors are likely using patent alerts.
These alerts are powerful because 80% of the world’s innovation activity is documented solely in patents and applications. And since less than 20% of patenting activity occurs in the U.S., it is crucial to use worldwide resources (this alert monitors 100+ countries/patenting authorities).
Wouldn’t it be great to have insight into your competitors, known and unknown, and their technologies before you find it in your usual channels years later?
After downloading and opening the PDF file, you will see results that follow the same style as the screen capture below.
Plenty of helpful information is contained in each alert, but the entire family is included for reference. See the FAQs if you would like to learn more about the differences between publications and families.
The details of all of the publications in this family are listed, including the assignee(s), inventor(s), and the publications cited as prior art.
Next, the abstract and drawings are shown.