Commercial Patent Search and Analysis

Commercial Patent Search and Analysis - Half-day Training Course

Dates Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 13:00 to 17:00
Venue St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge CB4 0WS
Website Event website

Event details:

CIIPM’s Commercial Patent Search & Analysis training will provide an overview of search and analysis techniques for patent landscape business decision making.  Attendees will gain an understanding of how to construct and perform business-focussed patent searches, and how to analyse the results for reporting. 

We will cover areas such as technology, market landscape and competitor landscaping. Each type of business question will require a particular dataset.  In this course we show how to select sources for the search, how to work within budget and timeframes whilst providing reasonable answers, and how to report on the scope and risks associated with the results, without detracting from the answers generated.


13.00 - 14.00 - Lunch & Registration
14.00 - 17-00
  •     Types of commercial patent search.
  •     Competitive intelligence.
  •     Company name searching.
  •     Monitoring competitors.
  •     Portfolio bench-marking.
  •     Practical session on company search.

Coffee break

  •     Technology landscaping.
  •     Building the data set using classification codes.
  •     Citation searching.
  •     Word searching.
  •     Patent classifications.
  •     Relevancy, and categorisation.
  •     Practical session on technology search.
  •     Discussion and Summary.

Attendees will be limited in number, so there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and consider specific topics in more detail. Lunch is included in the price, giving attendees further opportunity to discuss IP issues with the experts, and to learn from others' experiences.

Access to professional patent databases will be provided. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet in order to participate in the practical sessions.

Who should attend?

  • Those working in R&D, technology transfer, Intellectual Property managers, strategic business development, and competitive intelligence roles.
  • Those who want to develop an understanding of market and technology patent landscaping to uncover past, present and future trends.
  • People who want to extend their knowledge of patents, patent information and patent searching.

A variety of ticket prices are available, starting at £190+VAT for early-bird bookings by 22 September 2020. Those wishing to attend the morning session, on Core Patent Searching Skills, in addition to this afternoon session, can save further by booking for the whole day. For further details, please see ticket prices here:

Training provided by:   

Jane List, Extract Information

Stuart Newbold, PSIM

The Cambridge Information and Intellectual Property Meeting (CIIPM) was founded by Jane List and Stuart Newbold. CIIPM hosts an annual meeting and provides training in the IP matters and information search and analysis. The CIIPM annual meeting provides an opportunity for knowledge sharing for those engaged with the commercialisation of technologies using intellectual property, and those needing information to make legal and commercial decisions.