Business & Competitive Intelligence

Business & Competitive Intelligence

For any innovative business it is important to know who your competitors are, the products they are making and the patents protecting them. PatWorld is an easy to use software platform.  Quickly search technology areas and competitor patent filings. Then easily run multiple charts on your findings to gain further insight into patent activity.

Access price options 

Identify your competitor’s patents within a technology

Run a search on a technology area to scroll through competitor patent results.

From the search history simply select “charts” to run multiple charts on your results to gain insights into who the competitors are and the number of patents they own for the technology area.

Identify the top inventors working for your competitors

Gain insights into who the inventors are and the number of patents they hold for the technology area.

Discover countries where patents have already been filed for your technology

The results can be used to generate a world map of patent concentrations across the competitor patent filings.

Also run a bar chart to see the actual numbers of patents across patent families and competitors.

Use Classification codes to compare your company to others

Analyse the technology space to see the different aspects being protected in patents.

Analyse the patent filing trends for a particular competitor

Patent filing trends can be easily analysed across families or particular territories/countries.

Discover competitors active for particular territories/countries

Identify potential competitors who are active in certain territories/countries. Use a date limitation to focus on prolific companies that have been recently active in particular countries for a technology area.

Also investigate the evolution of patent subject matter for a particular company and territory using a Heat Map.

Identify prior art to break a competitors patent

Use advanced search tools to mine the patent data including full text searching on all major territories plus full text Asian territories in English e.g. China, Japan, South Korea, etc.

Search patents to see if your invention is new and inventive

Run keyword searches using the “quick”, “standard” or “advanced” search screens to generate closest results to scroll through and mark for relevance.

Mark your best results with the “star” rating (and label for notes on each result) and then automatically extract these details into a final report.

Extract patent data and create reports

Run a search and then extract the results into an Excel file.

Analyse your search results by marking them from 1 to 5 stars and add notes to each of your top results. These results with their stars and notes can be automatically pulled into a report.

Use Patent Alerts to Monitor for Abandoned or Expired patents to gain a sense of a firms changing focus

Easily set up automatic email alerts to detect new patents and changes in patent activity. These can be set up (from the history page) to create alerts on a regular basis such as monthly or quarterly.

Advanced tools


  • New and improved UI for a smoother, more intuitive search experience
  • New cooperative features include: activity stream audit trail, project meta data, dedicated project overview page, real-time updates with notifications
  • Dedicated Star ratings and notes page, which can be added to exports
  • Resume results analysis immediately upon login by tracking the last query viewed
  • Colour-coded folder/tag visibility during results analysis for easy reference
  • Upload files containing numbers in multiple columns and sheets in XLSX and CSV formats
  • Export only publications matching alert/folder/query/selection, whole families or representative family members only



Full details on these updates and additional enhancements can be found in the change log within PatWorld. Not yet a user, email [email protected] for further information.

Access price options 

PatWorld The Patent Intelligence Platform

Developed and extensively tested by Patent Research Experts with a combined experience of over 100 years in patent searching. PatWorld searches over 145 million patent documents worldwide, with single patent territory and across family search options, with weekly updates for newly published patents.