Patent “Families” and Interactions
Today, you need to protect not only individual inventions via a patent, but look at patent “families” and the interactions between patents in a similar industry.
This allows you to understand “freedom to Operate” blocks, how aggressive competitors are and where they are spending their research time.
Walko Consulting produces maps that allow for a unique visual view making it very easy to see relationships and gaps or patterns.
Patent maps allow you to visualize the competitive landscape, manage risk, formulate strategies and find opportunities.