Product-patent mapping is a key activity as it provides insights on commercially valuable patents covering product/ technology that provide competitive edge in the market. Activity involves mapping product features/ specifications onto the claims of patent document to identify IP protecting/ covering the technology or product. It also becomes an interesting finding that some of the best selling market products may not have any IP protection as IP may not have been either filed or could have expired as of now; hence such high-value products may be prone to competition. Below are the primary reasons for conducting product-patent mapping:
Our technical team of experts have proficiency in conducting various product-patent mapping exercises based on client requirements from being simple keyword based mapping (product formulations, microbial strains accession numbers) between products and patent claims to complex scenarios wherein in-depth claim interpretation is required for co-relation with products. It is important to understand that companies generally built a wall of patents to protect key product/ technologies; hence a rigorous review is required for a comprehensive product-patent mapping exercise.
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