Competitor analysis tools: patent search

Many competitor analysis tools are publicly available, often for free. One category of tools are patent databases. When researching competitor products and upcoming developments, these can provide useful context.

Below are some of the sources in this category that we use when conducting competitive anlaysis:

Asian patent search
Patent Office – Canada
Patent Office – India
Patent Office – US
Patent Office – Europe
Google Patent Search
Knowledge Express
Technology Transfer Tactics


You can download our full list of competitive intelligence tools.