1.Technical Trend Analysis
Technical trend analysis maps out global strategic information to support the development of internationally competitive technology. WISEL provides elaborate information based on worldwide patent information. This patent information analysis service will greatly assist you in formulating strategy and determining the validity of your ongoing technology development programs.
How to use technical trend analysis
Effective use of patent
・Identifying products and application fields of specific technology
・Identifying elements of individual companies and their development cycles
・Clarifying offensive patents and patents to be defended
Comprehension of trend
・Identifying the trend of the prior art technology
・Identifying the degree of completeness of specific technology to date
・Developing internationally competitive strategic technology
・Comprehending specific technology in a short time
・Organizing a huge amount of data
・Compiling a database covering specific technology
Effectiveness of technical trend analysis
・Facilitating formulation of management strategy
・Selecting technology with high potential for commercialization
・Taking offensive or defensive action
・Confirming core technology of the company
・Finding partners for joint R&D
・Ascertaining enterable technical field
・Providing guideline regarding development
・Reducing R&D costs by eliminating useless investment
・Reducing the time required for development
・Organizing collected information
2.Technical Trend Analysis using Graphical Displays
Content of requested technical trend analysis
− Nanotechnology −
Regarding nanotechnology, which is a technology of tremendous potential, the purpose of analysis is to clarify the trend of patent applications, prospective new technical areas and potential innovative technologies.
Example 1: Annual trend of the number of patent applications;
Referring to the trend of the number of applications, the stage the technology has reached (birth, development, maturity, decline) is clarified based on the vitality of current technical development and the rate of growth in the number of patents granted each year.
|The graph depicts a linear increase indicating that nanotechnology is at the development stage. Therefore, it is predicted that this technological field will increase exponentially in future and be applicable in diverse technical fields.
Example 2: Major applicant and the leading company
The main companies in a specific technological field are identified, the leading company is identified, and the principal technologies each company is developing are identified.
|The high ranking of universities and research institutes reflects the fact that nanotechnology is being promoted at the national level. Leading companies and research institutes worldwide are competing intensely regarding the development of nanotechnology. Toshiba, NEC, Hitachi Metals, Japan Science & Technology Agency, Hitachi, etc. are highly ranked in this graph based on Japanese patent information.
Example 3: Potential of nanotechnology for development
Predicting the potential of nanotechnology for
development in various application fields.