In today's business world, obtaining patents is the norm. You obtain patents but so do your competitors. The result is usually an intertwining of patents among companies in a field of technology. Scopes of patent protection overlap, meaning that your patents might dominate a competitor's technology or vice versa.
Such a scenario creates income-generating opportunities by allowing companies to license their technologies. You might decide to out-license a technology of which you are no longer interested but which is still of value. On the other hand, you might decide to in-license a competitor's technology because of the potential synergy it adds to your portfolio.
We conduct domination searches specifically directed toward identifying those potential in-licensing or out-licensing opportunities. Using your patent as a starting point, we search for competitors' technologies that your patent dominates so that you can out-license your patent. Conversely, if you have a desired product in mind, we search for competitors' patents that might dominate the product so that you can in-license their patent.