Our post on the top reasons why scientists should be searching patents was so popular, we’ve put together an infographic of the top seven reasons why patents simply can’t be ignored. It’s a whole new year, so if you or someone on your team is still on the fence about whether to include or expand patents’ role in your research efforts, we hope you’ll take these points into consideration.
For example, did you know that you might be missing 80% of the current technical knowledge if you’re not including patents when examining FTO or monitoring the competitive landscape? [that’s #2 on the list!]
LifeQuest makes it simple to incorporate full-text, natural language patent searches, delivering and organizing your results for more efficient sharing and analysis. As a matter of fact, 84% of the life science patents in LifeQuest extend upon the knowledge found in scientific articles in PubMed. [#4 on the list!]
To see the remaining reasons, download the Infographic. Send it to your boss – send it to your patent research team – or download it just to check out the cool graphics.