IP mapping allows you to determine the main areas in which your company or another company protects its innovations. In addition to gaining a more or less precise view of protections by field of activity, IP mapping gives you a view of the countries where protection is active.
IP mapping is a particularly important tool in the context of portfolio rationalisation, but also in agreements, especially in technology transfer. Having a clear view of what is protected by a company and where this protection is active allows you to determine the value of a technology transfer or licence accurately.
As part of competitor monitoring or a freedom to operate study, IP mapping quickly lets you know which areas of business and/or territory are not protected by a title portfolio owned by a company.
In some cases, mapping also highlights certain weaknesses in a title portfolio, and thus helps you to develop an IP strategy to remedy these weaknesses or exploit them depending on the project under way.