17 October 2017CopyrightRahman Hyatt and Olivier Huc

Minesoft tools for competitive intelligence

It is no secret that patent data yields a rich and essential source of competitive intelligence. A significant volume (estimates range from 70 to 80%) of technical and scientific information is made available only through patent publications.

As awareness and appreciation of the value of patent data as a source of commercial insight grows, a wide range of patent analysis and landscaping tools are becoming available to help companies better understand the patent landscape in which they operate.


Professional patent databases, such as PatBase (co-developed by Minesoft and RWS Group), enable searchers to hone a set of search results using keywords, patent classifications, patent citations and assignees. Integrated machine translations and cross-lingual information retrieval tools assist searchers in broadening the search scope using multilingual synonyms and help them to understand patent applications that may not be published in their native language.

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