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Patent Informatics

Using patent data to mine, reveal, and inform, for government and for industry

What is Informatics?

What is Informatics?

Patent documents and other forms of registered Intellectual Property form a wealth of information about new technologies and the people and businesses developing them. Informatics involves mining this information to reveal patterns and trends, which can be used to provide insight and evidence for policymakers and decision makers, both in government and in industry.

Why do I need Informatics?

Why do I need Informatics?

If you are interested in an overview of existing technology or recent developments in any field of technology, or you are interested in your competitors’ activity, or in targeting research funding correctly, then Informatics could provide you with valuable answers.

What do the Informatics team do?

What do we do?

We carry out bespoke investigations, both large and small, about inventors, companies, and all fields of technology. Our work is varied and innovative, and we develop new approaches to address the requirements of investigations wherever necessary. We are independent and unbiased, and we will carry out any work in confidence if required.

About the Informatics team

About the team

The Patent Informatics Team analysts have experience and expert knowledge in patent searching and patent law.

We are able to consult with over 200 patent examiners specialised in all areas of technology.

Contact the Informatics Team

If you would like to discuss your requirements or find out more information about Informatics, please fill in the following form and we will contact you.

For all other enquiries, please contact the Information Centre.

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Eight great technologies: Life sciences, genomics and synthetic biology

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Eight great technologies: advanced materials

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Eight great technologies: agri-science

The sixth in a series of reports investigating the ‘eight great technologies' as identified by UK government. The report External Link is now available on GOV.UK.

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Eight great technologies: big data

The fifth in series of reports investigating 'eight great technologies' as identified by UK government. The report External Link is now available on GOV.UK.

30 June 2014

Eight great technologies: energy storage

The fourth in series of reports investigating 'eight great technologies' as identified by UK government. The report External Link is now available on GOV.UK.

23 June 2014

Eight great technologies: robotics and autonomous systems

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Key benefits

  • Innovation Policy
    Providing evidence of the emerging trends in technology
  • Investment Opportunity
    Identifying the technologies that could create a whole new market
  • Competitor Intelligence
    Profiling your competitors using their patent portfolios
  • Knowledge Transfer
    Analysing the flow of knowledge and collaborations
  • Geographical Profiling
    Comparing markets between countries and regions
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