Get a Broad View of Developments in Your Segment—and a Leg Up on the Competition
A State of the Art (SOA) patent search is a comprehensive search that summarizes the existing prior art and illustrates the current state of affairs in a particular field of technology or sub-technology. This helps our clients assess their R&D activities across the segment and simplifies the decision-making process as it relates to furthering their research and commercial developments.
Two types of clients primarily find SOA searches useful: the client who is looking to enter a new field and the client who needs to fine-tune or otherwise change their research or commerce direction.
An SOA search can save both types of clients plenty of time and capital, as it provides a broad view of the work that has already been done within the segment in question. Knowing how and why certain technologies evolved and which problems and solutions have already been discovered makes for more efficient resource allocation and minimizes unprofitable moves.
Our skilled search experts are adept at finding only the art that matters.
SOA vs. Patent Landscape
Legal support service providers may use these terms interchangeably. Both help guide strategy and give clients a competitive edge over other market players. Both have a broad scope that includes a comprehensive search and review of all patent and non-patent literature in the client’s chosen segment.
The key difference between an SOA and a patent landscape lies in the depth or level of detail. A patent landscape is essentially a deeper analysis of an SOA search that includes visual representations of trends in relevant literature and technology.
At Legal Advantage LLC, we can customize our SOA reports based on your current needs. For instance, if search turns up a large number of references, we can provide the results along with the desired analysis in an easy-to-digest spreadsheet or in any format of your preference.
For over 25 years, Legal Advantage LLC has been the top choice for SOA/landscape searches and other IP support services in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York, and other major cities in the US and Canada. Get in touch with us today at (301) 637-6180 or through our online contact form.