About the service

A patent landscape is an analysis of patent data that reveals business, scientific and technological trends. A patent landscape analysis focuses on patents within a specific technology domain. Such an analysis yields valuable insights into potential research areas, current strengths, gaps or unexplored opportunities, key competitors, and leading inventors. The objective of a patent landscape is to address specific client needs, often manifesting as various questions, including

  • Should the client enter the market, and if so, what should the entry strategy be?
  • Is there potential for filing patents in this domain?
  • Are there any patents available for licensing or acquisition?

Additionally, patent landscapes can be tailored to examine specific competitor companies, offering insights into their corporate strategies, upcoming product launches, technology tracking, licensing strategies, and merger and acquisition planning.


At Effectual Services, our patent landscape team conducts comprehensive patent analyses to support clients in their decision-making processes at various stages.

Scope of the Project

The landscape search project encompasses non-patents, patents, and published patent applications worldwide, focusing on content available in English language and machine translation.

The Patent Landscape search is conducted in three phases, following a structured approach

Step 1

Understanding the Technology

In this initial phase, we immerse ourselves in the domain of interest, gaining a deep understanding of the technology.

Step 3

Analysis and Reporting

Identification of the relevant patent references on the basis of Title, Abstract, and Claims based screening.

Classification of the relevant references into various categories or taxonomy, facilitates a structured understanding of the technology landscape. Once categorized, the results undergo thorough analysis, and we extract trends and insights from the data.

Step 2


We perform a comprehensive search on patent and non-patent databases

Our search strategies encompass :

  • Keyword-based searching
  • Class-based searching, including IPC/USC/CPC classifications.
  • Assignee and inventor-based searching.
  • Citation searching, to identify related patents.

For patents, we harness databases like Orbit (from Questel, covering ~100 jurisdictions)., Derwent Innovation (covering ~100 jurisdictions worldwide), Google Patent, and Espacenet.

Non-patent literature searches cover pertinent databases such as ScienceDirect, PubChem, Pubmed, CiteseerX, Google, and Google Scholar etc. to retrieve relevant prior art.

Deliverables  Provide an MS Excel-based report with project details, relevant patent families, search strategy, and taxonomy mapping.
Additionally, we create an MS PowerPoint presentation with identified technology trends, bibliographic trends along with actionable insights. This format allows for both high-level overviews and in-depth examinations of specific patent documents.

Why Choose us?

There are several compelling reasons to choose Effectual Services for your patent landscape search needs

"At Effectual, we have successfully delivered 700+ patent landscape projects worldwide in various branches of science for gathering and analyzing the latest advancements and innovations in specific scientific fields such as biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, computer science, medical science, material science, agricultural science, neuroscience, energy science, aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering searches etc.

"Ready to unlock the potential of your intellectual property? Contact us today to get started on your patent landscape journey.

As a leader in IP services, we bring proven expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to your success.

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Case Study

Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Transportation

Our client is a leading player in the automotive industry, embarked on a strategic initiative to explore the integration of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation. To address this endeavor, they engaged Effectual Services to conduct a patent landscape study in this innovative sector.


Lack of Technological Clarity

The client had limited insight into the existing landscape of hydrogen fuel cell technologies used in transportation. They were uncertain about the maturity and diversity of technologies available.


Identifying key competitors and assessing their patent portfolios was a significant challenge for the client, inhibiting their ability to evaluate their competitive position.

Risk Mitigation

Concerns about potential patent infringement and freedom-to-operate issues weighed on the client. They needed to ensure their activities were legally compliant.


The patent landscape study conducted by Effectual Services empowered the client to overcome their challenges

Enhanced Knowledge

The client gained a deep understanding of the hydrogen fuel cell technology landscape, enabling them to make more informed strategic decisions.

Competitive Advantage

Our competitor analysis helped the client identify opportunities for collaboration and evaluate their competitive position, giving them a distinct advantage in the market.

Legal Compliance

Our risk assessment ensured the client's activities were within legal boundaries, providing peace of mind.

mRNA Vaccine for Respiratory Disease

Client : Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, was actively involved in the development of mRNA vaccines for respiratory diseases. This case study highlights the technical challenges faced by the client and the solutions provided by our comprehensive patent analysis.


Our client encounters several technical hurdles in this groundbreaking field

Rapidly Evolving Landscape

The mRNA vaccine landscape is continuously evolving, with multiple players entering the field. Keeping up with the latest developments and intellectual property (IP) challenges is a significant concern.

Variability in Respiratory Viruses

Respiratory viruses, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), exhibit genetic variability. Developing a single vaccine that effectively targets multiple strains is challenging.

Vaccine Stability

Maintaining the stability of mRNA vaccines, especially during storage and transportation, is crucial. mRNA molecules are inherently fragile and prone to degradation.

Delivery System Optimization

Creating an efficient and safe delivery system for mRNA vaccines that ensures targeted cellular uptake while protecting the mRNA cargo is a critical issue.

Regulatory Compliance:

Navigating the complex regulatory landscape for mRNA vaccines for respiratory diseases, including compliance with stringent safety and efficacy requirements, is a major concern.


Effectual Services is conducting a thorough patent landscape study, offering tailored solutions to address these challenges

Comprehensive Landscape Analysis

Effectual Services is analyzing thousands of patents related to mRNA vaccines for respiratory diseases, providing a clear overview of the evolving landscape, including key players and emerging trends.

Variability Mitigation Strategies

Effectual Services is identifying patents and technologies related to adaptable mRNA vaccine platforms that allow for rapid customization to combat various strains, offering potential solutions to the variability challenge.

Stability Enhancement Technologies

The study is highlighting patents related to vaccine stabilizers, storage technologies, and packaging innovations that enhance mRNA vaccine stability and storage, ensuring a longer shelf life.

Delivery System Insights

Effectual Services is pinpointing emerging delivery system technologies, including lipid nanoparticles and viral vectors, with patent protection, facilitating effective mRNA vaccine delivery and protection from degradation.

Regulatory Guidance

We provided insights into patents and IP strategies for demonstrating regulatory compliance, ensuring that Innovative Biotech Solutions could navigate the regulatory landscape more effectively.

The Use of Alternative Energies for Desalination Technology

Client : Our client is a pioneering company in sustainable water solutions, sought the expertise of Effectual Services for a patent landscape study focused on the integration of alternative energies for desalination technology.


Our client is embarking on a mission to revolutionize desalination by incorporating alternative energies into the process. However, they face several hurdles:

Intermittency of Renewable Energy

Utilizing renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, introduces intermittency issues, as these sources are not consistently available. This poses a significant challenge for maintaining a continuous and reliable power supply for desalination.

Energy Storage

To tackle the intermittent nature of renewable energy, effective energy storage systems are essential. Green Water Innovations needs advanced energy storage solutions to capture excess energy during peak production periods and release it during desalination operations.

Energy Density

Certain renewable energy sources have lower energy density compared to conventional fossil fuels, making it challenging to generate the high energy demands necessary for desalination processes, particularly at large scales.


The substantial initial investment in renewable energy infrastructure raises concerns about the overall cost-effectiveness of integrating alternative energies with desalination.


Traditional desalination techniques, such as reverse osmosis, rely heavily on a consistent and high-quality power supply to maintain optimal efficiency. Integrating renewable energies while preserving high efficiency levels is a demanding technical task.


Effectual Services is conducting a comprehensive patent landscape study, offering tailored solutions to address our client's technical challenges

Hybrid Systems

The study highlights various patents related to hybrid renewable energy systems that combine multiple sources, such as solar and wind, with efficient energy storage solutions. These hybrid systems ensure a consistent and reliable power supply for desalination operations, mitigating intermittency issues.

Advanced Energy Storage

Patents related to advanced energy storage technologies, including cutting-edge battery systems and innovative capacitors, are identified. These solutions effectively capture surplus renewable energy and optimize its release during desalination processes.

Energy-Efficient Desalination Techniques

The study showcases literature related to energy-efficient desalination methods, such as forward osmosis and pressure-retarded osmosis. These techniques reduce energy requirements, making them more compatible with renewable energy sources.

Innovative Materials

Emerging patents related to advanced materials for desalination membranes and systems are identified. These materials enhance energy efficiency and contribute to the development of systems better suited for alternative energy integration.

Policy and Incentives

The study recognizes patents related to policy frameworks, incentives, and subsidies that encourage the adoption of renewable energy in desalination projects, making them financially viable and sustainable.

Research and Development

Ongoing research and development efforts in both renewable energy and desalination technologies are emphasized as critical for overcoming technical challenges and optimizing the integration of alternative energies for desalination.

Client testimonial

"We engaged Effectual Services for a patent landscape project in phage therapy, and their comprehensive analysis provided invaluable solutions to our multifaceted challenges. Navigating the complex intellectual property landscape, identifying key players, and staying updated with the latest innovations were daunting tasks. Effectual Services not only addressed these hurdles but also enabled us to identify collaboration opportunities and refine our R&D strategies. Their expertise and dedication significantly contributed to our success in the phage therapy field, making them our go-to choice for patent landscape projects."

Biopharma Company

"We engaged Effectual Services to conduct a patent landscape study and address the complex challenges in E-Waste Recycling Technologies, and the results were nothing short of remarkable. Our mission was to revolutionize e-waste recycling, and Effectual Services played a pivotal role in achieving this goal. Their comprehensive study provided tailored solutions, including advanced sorting and separation technologies, eco-friendly product design principles, public awareness campaigns, innovative recycling techniques, and advocacy for stringent regulations. Effectual Services' commitment to addressing complex challenges with innovative solutions has been instrumental in our success, and we wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking comprehensive patent landscape studies and strategic solutions for complex technological endeavors."

Chemical Company

"Our partnership with Effectual Services for a patent landscape study in the animal feed industry was truly transformative. We faced multifaceted challenges in ensuring feed quality, sustainability, and safety, and Effectual Services provided innovative solutions that exceeded our expectations. From advanced quality control and ingredient diversification to precision nutrition and sustainable sourcing, their expertise addressed our complex needs. This collaboration revolutionized our approach to animal feed production, enhancing quality, reducing costs, and promoting sustainability. Effectual Services' commitment to innovation and problem-solving has been pivotal in our journey towards producing high-quality, sustainable, and safe animal feeds. We wholeheartedly endorse Effectual Services for their exceptional patent landscape studies and strategic solutions in the animal feed industry."

Food Technology Company

"We approached Effectual Services with a vision to overcome the intricate challenges plaguing lithium-air battery technology. As a company at the forefront of innovation in the energy storage sector, we understood the immense potential of lithium-air batteries but also recognized the formidable hurdles that needed to be cleared to bring this technology to fruition. Our challenges in developing lithium-air batteries were multifaceted, encompassing stability, cycle life, efficiency, and safety concerns. Effectual Services conducted an in-depth landscape study that proved to be a turning point in our journey, providing expert guidance and innovative solutions. They identified critical areas for improvement, including stable electrolyte materials, efficient air electrode design, and safety measures. Thanks to their expertise, we now have a clearer path to realizing the extraordinary potential of lithium-air batteries, and we're excited about the positive impact this technology can have on our industry and the world. We wholeheartedly recommend Effectual Services for their unwavering commitment to solving complex technological challenges and propelling innovation forward."

Automobile Company


A Patent Landscape Analysis is an in-depth examination of patents within a specific technology domain. It provides insights into research areas, strengths, gaps, competitors, and licensing opportunities.

Our analysis helps you make informed decisions by identifying market trends, competitive advantages, and innovation opportunities, ultimately supporting your strategic planning and decision-making processes.

We combine industry expertise with a client-centric approach, delivering customized solutions in a visually engaging format. Our team ensures that your specific objectives are met.

Absolutely. Our services are highly customizable to suit your industry or technology focus. We work closely with you to understand your unique requirements.

The duration varies based on the scope and complexity of your project. We will provide you with a timeline during the initial consultation phase.

Yes, we present the findings in a visual format, typically using charts and graphs, making it easy to understand and share with stakeholders.

Yes, we provide post-analysis support to help you interpret and act on the insights gained from the patent landscape. We're committed to your success beyond the analysis.

Getting started is simple. Reach out to our team through our contact page, and we'll guide you through the initial steps to begin your patent landscape journey.

Certainly. Explore our case studies to see real-world examples of how we've helped businesses like yours leverage patent landscape analysis.

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