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As a leading global provider of information and analytics, we shine a spotlight on the innovations of the past and present and help create data-based projections of what the future might hold.

Who is it meant for?

  • Business Professionals - Understand companies & technologies and unlock hidden insights in global patent data.
  • IP Strategists - Reinforce strategic decision making to improve and achieve business results.
  • IP Practitioners - Enable  data competency and benefit  from best in class quality and coherent visualizations
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Benefits at a Glance

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Reliable & Trusted
  • Contributions from our patent experts, business scholars, IT engineers, and our science advisory board ensure that our platform remains at the forefront of the industry.
  • Ownership harmonization and up-to-date legal status information ensure you are getting an accurate view of the patent landscape.
  • Enjoy outstanding support – We are only satisfied when you are.
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  • Create workflows and save or share them as predefined workbooks with your colleagues.
  • Export your analysis with just a few clicks to a solid presentation.
  • Easily integrate external data from internal lists or third-party software.
  • Flexible – analyze huge portfolios, complete technology fields or drill down to individual patents.
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  • Time is money. So, when some of our clients have saved as much as one man-year using our platform, perhaps you could save that and more!
  • Identify valuable patents to license, bringing in additional revenue and turn your operation into a profit center.
  • Save on annual annuity payments by finding patents that are not critical for your success.
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Fun to use
  • Impress colleagues and key decision-makers with previously unknown insights.
  • Fast – with no limits to the amount of data you can analyze.
  • Easy to use – just drag & drop to create filters, reports and charts.
  • Flexible – analyze huge portfolios, complete technology fields or drill down to individual patents

Patent Asset Index™

An objective measure of global technological strength and influence

The Patent Asset Index™ (PAI) takes into account both the number of actively protected inventions and their quality. The method has been developed and validated in scientific research and has been used for several years by leading companies in many industries. Patent Asset Index™ is the total strength of a patent portfolio. It is derived from reviewing the Technology Relevance™ and Market Coverage™ of a company’s patents to understand the Competitive Impact™ of a portfolio.


The Patent Asset Index™

An objective measure of global technological strength and influence

The Patent Asset Index takes into account both the number of active protected inventions and their quality. The method has been developed and validated in scientific research and has been used for several years by leading companies in many industries.

The standard quality KPI for patent strength in investor communication.

PatentSight featuring the Patent Asset Index has been used for several years by leading companies in many industries. Numerous corporations trust the Patent Asset Index to illustrate the strength of their patent portfolios in annual shareholder reports and other stakeholder communications.

"The method is valuable not only to demonstrate the importance of our patent portfolio to investors, but also to internally evaluate our patent strategy over time."

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF

The Patent Asset Index methodology

The Patent Asset Index of a patent portfolio is defined as the aggregate strength of all the patents the portfolio contains. The strength of each individual patent is measured by its Competitive Impact™. The Competitive Impact consists of two dimensions: Technology Relevance™ and Market Coverage™.

Technology Relevance™

Media Intelligence, Public Relations, PR tactics, fake news, media trust, pr trustTechnology Relevance is based on forward citations. Patent offices investigate all patent applications to reveal on which prior patents new inventions are based. If a patent is of significance for the technical development in a field, subsequent patents will build on it and patent offices will frequently cite it as prior art.

Technology Relevance measures whether a patent has been more often cited than other patents from the same technology field and year. The total number of patent citations received not only depends on the relevance of the patented invention, but also on the time that has passed since the patent was published. Patents only recently published tend to have received much less citations than older patents. The time-dependency of citations is corrected by dividing the number of citations received by a patent by the average number of citations received by all patents published in the same year.

Technology Relevance also considers that international patent offices follow different citation rules.

Market Coverage™

Media Intelligence, Public Relations, PR tactics, fake news, media trust, pr trust Market Coverage measures the total size of the worldwide markets for which patent protection exists. The more patents firms own in important markets, as indicated by high Market Coverage values, the more valuable the patents are, because innovators spend more on multi-market protection via patents if they believe an invention is more valuable.

Thus, the scope of international patent protection is an important indicator of patent value. Market Coverage is calculated based on granted and pending, hence valid patents per country adjusted for each market’s size. The size of each market is estimated using the countries’ gross national incomes relative to the US gross national income as the largest global economy. Alternatively, Market Coverage may also be calculated based on industry-specific market size data.

Competitive Impact™

The economic value of the patents as measured by its Technology Relevance and Market Coverage. Competitive Impact is stated relative to the other patents in the same field (e.g. a value of three means that the patent is three times as important as the average patent in the field).

Scientifically validated and industry-proven

The Patent Asset Index methodology is based on many years of scientific research and validation studies. It is published in an academic journal for review (Ernst and Omland, 2011). Patents with high Competitive Impacts have higher values when compared to a randomly chosen control group of patents. As stated above, the indicators may be calculated for any selected group of patents, e.g. single patents, firms’ patents belonging to single business units, entire firms’ portfolios, multiple firms’ patents, patents from entire technological fields, entire countries’ patents or any other patent selection.

Patent Asset Index™

The measure of overall patent portfolio strength. Calculated as the sum of the Competitive Impact of all patents contained in the portfolio.

PatentSight data harmonization

Excellent data quality is the foundation

To guarantee the reliability of analyses based on the Patent Asset Index, PatentSight maintains a high quality database. Patent data is harmonized and integrated from more  than 90 patent offices and complementary sources that  cover e.g. litigation activity, technical standards, or  medical uses.

The high data quality is achieved by employing a combined software- and human research-based process to prepare, harmonize and integrate the data. Continuous data validation studies with clients show that the database we maintain reliably identifies all worldwide patents on the same invention and that we determine the actual current owner and legal status of each patent with exceptional precision.

Multiple use cases enable strategic decision-making

Based on the Patent Asset Index, PatentSight offers a Business Intelligence solution that helps board members, investors, portfolio managers, technology scouts, patent professionals and other stakeholders to understand and increase the value of patent portfolios and to uncover trends and disruptive innovation worldwide.

PatentSight’s solutions are used for strategic and operational decision making by leading companies in chemicals, telecommunication, auto-motive, electronics, mechanical engineering, food, logistics and other industries.

It is also used by the European Commission to validate merger cases, such as that between Dow and DuPont in 2017.

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Industry Leaders Trust LexisNexis PatentSight

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7 out of the top ten most innovative chemical companies by R&D spend use PatentSight and the Patent Asset Index™, e. g. for investor communication and patent strategy evaluation.

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In pharmaceuticals, the Patent Asset Index™ is used as an early indicator for product breakthroughs. You can see the Patent Asset Index™ is going up even before the product comes out.

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There is a high need for advanced analytics in automotive due to fast developing new technologies, e. g. e-mobility and autonomous driving and new players in the market.

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Research/Public Institutions

Organizations calculate the PAI for each of their technology fields to look at the market share and technology strengths of e. g. merging parties.

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Intuitive to use and completely customizable

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some popular questions

How can patent benchmarking be carried out to gain competitive information?

Patent Benchmarking is the process of evaluating your own position in the market in terms of your intangible assets in comparison to your competition. This analysis can easily be conducted using LexisNexis® PatentSight®. Read More here

How can patent developments and trends be recognized at an early stage?

Patent Research Softwares allow a comprehensive research to study market trends, niches and new developments in technology and product. This will help you keep yourself updated in your research. You can use LexisNexis® PatentSight® for this. Read more here.

Which patent research is relevant for company acquisitions?

Patent research that informs you about upcoming technology plays an important role in M&A prediction models and elimination of incompatible bidders. Thus, conducting a patent analysis as a predictive indicator helps with Company Acquisitions. LexisNexis® PatentSight® is an excellent tool to help you with your patent search. Read more

How can patents be optimized or improved ?

Ensure your invention has patentable subject matter and fulfils the criteria of being a patent (new, non-obvious, useful)

Hire an patent attorney

Prepare a provisional patent application and file it with the authorities

Track the status of your patent application

Do your patent search with LexisNexis® PatentSight® Read more

How can patents be monetized?

There are many ways of monetizing a patent, here are some of them:

  1. Outright Sale is the quickest way to monetize a patent
  2. Licensing the patent rights to can manufacturer
  3. Patent Enforcement of patent rights to protect you against infringement which could result in awards of damages and settlement agreements
  4. Patent Pools are also a good way of generating cash.
  5. Partial Release Strategy can also help you monetize your patent rights.

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