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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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Latest news

New 3D Printing report published

This report by the Informatics Team provides a review of patent data on 3D printing. The report PDF document(2.77Mb) is now available.

18 November 2013

New Quantum Technologies report published

This report by the Informatics Team provides a review of patent data on selected quantum technologies. The report PDF document(1.05Mb) is now available.

10 October 2013

Come and meet us face-to-face

The Informatics Team will be exhibiting at the PraxisUnico annual conference at the East Midlands conference centre, Nottingham on 13/14 June. If you want to have a chat to us about what we do and what we can offer you, please register your place at the PraxisUnico website External Link.

4 June 2013

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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