By gathering, analysing and visualising relevant patent data, patent statistics and mapping help you use patent information to make intelligent business decisions. Understanding complex patent information becomes easy when you use statistical analysis and patent mapping to visualise large sets of patent data.
Patent statistical analysis and patent mapping are essential tools in the world of patent information, whether you wish to:
The EPO's Patent information services for experts, including the EPO Worldwide Patent Statistical Database (PATSTAT) are ideal for these purposes. Using these products, you can keep an eye on the competition without leaving your desk! The advantages include the large number of searchable fields, the ready-to-use interface and the vast amount of data they cover.
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