The IP analysis of the project background and upcoming results is a key step towards safeguarding scientific and economic impact of a Horizon 2020 projects.
For professional and highly precise results, the IP Navigator® helps you gather information provided by the most important patent and literature databases, analysing them with the help of different IP analysis tools provided by Clarivate Analytics.
Depending on the nature and specific requirements of your project, you may select and/or combine the following analyses:
- “State of the Art” Analysis
Participants in Horizon 2020 projects are asked to demonstrate the innovation potential and capacity of their project, and to show how their activities and expected results will go beyond the “State of the Art”.
The IP Navigator® provides you with the strategic advantage of collecting all relevant state-of–the-art information regarding your field of research. Clarivate Analytics’ Derwent Innovation provides all available patents in all national patent offices worldwide while Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science tracks down all existing peer-reviewed articles and conferences related to the research subject.
The combination of these two databases enables the most comprehensive collection of information in the Horizon 2020 framework.
The analysis will include the screening of all the main peer-reviewed documents and patents that are connected to the keywords identified by your research team to best describe your action and work programme. Patents and Papers produced by the consortium will be highlighted and positioned into a Themescape Map showing the scientific impact of the research on the State of the Art, from the beginning until the end of the project.
By collecting all the patents in the research field from the last 20 years as well as the most relevant papers of the last ten years, the IP Navigator® provides the consortium with the most precise state-of-the-art search currently possible.
- Literature-based Analysis
Key performance indicators used by the European Commission to assess the results and impact of Horizon 2020 projects take into account relevant publications generated within the project and their uptake within the scientific community.
Thanks to the literature-based analysis of our IP Navigator®, you will be able to constantly monitor peer-reviewed publications published in a variety of scientific journals, telling you who has been using and citing them, for what purposes and when. The data provided also include the Impact Factor of the journals where the papers have been published.
Combining and using the most appropriate set of tools to analyse all publications that share citations of background publications or project results, IP Navigator® collects all relevant institutions’ or scientists’ activities in the same or similar research field of the project showing interesting dissemination or exploitation pathways that could be beneficial for the planning and development of your project. A scientist who is familiar with the project activities and has already cited the consortium’s papers in the past may be eager to receive information on new results. Leading innovation companies in the field could be interested in expanding their portfolio by acquiring results created within the project. IP Navigator® provides a complete set of information (country, address, timeline of publication, technology, etc.) of potentially interested stakeholders likely to become responsive and active partners.
This way, the IP Navigator® will provide you and (potential) stakeholders with all relevant publications and papers citing your project work. Finally, an update on relevant data will be part of every periodic project report.
- Patent-based Analysis/IP Landscaping
The detailed analysis of already existing or future patents held inside and outside the project consortium is the basis for any professional exploitation strategy: Who might be interested in the patents held by the consortium? Which other patents are closely connected to the ones held by the consortium? Who would be interested in licensing project results?
Against this backdrop, the IP Navigator® can provide useful information regarding already exiting IP as well as the context for potential patents to be filed during the project’s lifetime. This includes information on their status, other patents connected to them through citations or other patent applications. Based on this information we will be able to help you carve out the most appropriate and promising exploitation pathways for your project outcomes, or outline potential risks and IP conflicts at a very early stage.
The choices of the beneficiaries during the exploitation phase will be therefore based on the most accurate data preventing them from stepping over competitors’ IP rights or ignore about useful business partnerships.