Value Highlights

Identify the potential monetization targets of the patent portfolio according to novelty or non-obviousness citation information. 

Examine the potential targets through portfolio size, filing dates, and technology followers.

Potential targets
are defined as the applicants of the portfolio’s forward novelty or non-obviousness citations. These applicants have invested in the same or similar inventions.

It is worth considering whether they are practicing entities or not, what their scale is, and what their corresponding market share is.
Potential Targets


See the top 3 potential targets and their number of patent families that cited the patents in the portfolio. 

Potential Targets of the Portfolio (Novelty/non-obviousness  citations: US, CN, EP, and WO patents only.)

The chart displays the size of the patent families that cited patents in this portfolio.
The size of the patent families that cited the patents in this portfolio may reflect the possibility of the potential target commercializing relevant inventions or interest in the portfolio. 

  1. Use the dropdown menus to filter the information you want to view.
  2. You can view the chart by quantity or percentage.
  3. If a potential target filed more than ten forward citations, it may attach much more importance to the inventions and the tendency to adopt them into their products should be relatively high.

Filing Dates of Potential Targets in the Relevant Art

(Novelty/non-obviousness citations: US, CN, EP, and WO patents only.)

The chart reflects the estimated likelihood of the potential targets practicing the patents based on the continuity of patent filings in recent years.

  1. Select up to 10 applicants to be shown in this chart.
  2. Click on any  number to view the  corresponding list of patents.
  3. Export the full potential target list (.xlsx file).

Whether the applicants are continuously filing relevant patents is an important indicator. As practicing entities, the obvious continuity of patent filing in recent years may indicate a higher possibility that the applicants are practicing these relevant patents.

Patents Against the Potential Targets 
(Patent portfolio and its US, CN, EP, and WO forward citation patents.)

This chart highlights the patent families in the portfolio that may be used against the potential targets.From a licensing and enforcement perspective, you can further filter the results by country coverage. 

  1. The Family ID and Potential Targets buttons allow you to switch between the different views.When viewing the chart using “Family ID,” the chart lists the top 10 families (ID) with the most cited patents on the left. The potential targets on the right are the main applicants who have cited the corresponding patent family on the left.  When viewing the chart using “Top Potential Targets,” the potential targets that cited the families are listed on the right. The top 10 patent families (ID) cited are listed on the left. 
  2. Select as many as ten patent families (ID Number) to view in this chart.
  3. Click to select as many as ten potential targets to view in this chart.