United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office

Welcome to the Services Programme of the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office

Services

The UK Intellectual Property Office analyses large volumes of patent data. It provides information about inventors, applicants, technologies and markets by studying the technical and bibliographic characteristics of patent data and the relationships between them. Uses of these patent landscape analyses include:

  • Informing innovation policy by revealing emerging technology trends
  • Collecting sector intelligence through analysis of a technology space
  • Identifying patent thickets and white space
  • Profiling emergence and maturity portfolios through applicant sector intelligence
  • Assessing expertise and knowledge transfer through inventor/applicant collaboration analysis
  • Reporting geographical and applicant profiles through demographic analysis
The UK Intellectual Property Office also provides searches to assess innovation for grant-awarding bodies.

Typical costs

All patent landscape analyses are bespoke and projects usually take a minimum of four days, costing £785 per day. Searches to assess innovation for patent-granting bodies cost £610.

Technical areas

All technical areas can be searched.

Languages

Requests in English
Reports in English

URL

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/patent/p-informatic.htm
http://www.ipo.gov.uk/t-mediation-ourservice.htm

Contact details

The UK Intellectual Property Office
Concept House, Cardiff Road
Newport, NP10 8QQ

Tel.: +44 (0)1633 814000
Fax.: +44 (0)1633 817777

e-mail: pit@ipo.gov.uk (for enquiries regarding informatics)
information@ipo.gov.uk ((for enquiries regarding mediation and searches to assess innovation for patent-granting bodies)

Main features

We also offer a mediation service to assist parties in resolving intellectual property disputes rather than going to court. Please contact us for more details.

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