Aranca has executed several patent research assignments across different segments of the chemical industry like cosmetics, paints, textiles, food, paper, pulp, agrochemicals, bio-fuels, healthcare, waste management, fuel cells and powder metallurgy. We are among the few research providers with significant experience in niche areas such as chemical structure search, traditional knowledge search and analytical reports.

Our team of engineers and chemistry graduates from eminent universities with extensive experience in polymer, organic and inorganic chemistry has supported IP / R&D managers and attorneys in over 50 chemical companies, law firms and research institutes to explore and identify white spaces in a technology domain, define research strategies, map competitor portfolios, protect inventions and evaluate opportunities for commercialization or out-licensing.

Track Record

750+ Chemical Industry IP Research Projects conducted


Projects conducted.

150+ Chemicals and materials covered


Chemicals and materials covered by our consultants.

50+ Chemical Industry Clients


Clients including chemicals and specialty chemicals companies.

300,000+ Man hours of Chemical Technology Intelligence research experience


Man hours of research experience.

Domain Expertise

Significant breadth and depth of experience across the Chemicals domain.


  • Bulk/Base Chemicals
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biocides/Biotechnology


  • Olefins
  • Aromatics
  • Synthetics
  • Polymers
  • Synthetic Rubber


  • Alkalies & Chlorine
  • Inorganic Pigments
  • Industrial Gases
  • Formaldehydes
  • Phenols

Chemical Processes

  • Hydrolysis
  • Halogenation
  • Nitrification
  • Esterification
  • Catalysis


  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Bactericides
  • Nitrogenous Fertilizer
  • Phosphatic Fertilizer

Fine & Specialty

  • Enzymes
  • Flavors & Fragrances
  • Oil-field Chemicals
  • Paint Additives
  • Surfactants

Examples of Our Work in Chemicals

Technology Intelligence

R&D Strategy Roadmaps

  • New markets for ABS - polycarbonate blends in various domains
  • Identification of alternative catalyst materials in the automotive sector
  • Future trends for technology related to ammonia nitrification process

White Space Analysis

  • Opportunities in purification of combustible gases containing carbon monoxide
  • White space analysis related to organic anthracene dyes
  • Heat maps for technologies pertaining to wax-based polishing compositions

Technology Landscape | Innovation Focus

  • Trend analysis for technologies for high-pressure acetylene gas generators
  • Analysis of technologies for recovery of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from natural gas
  • Technology identification pertaining to distillation of hydrocarbon oils

Monetizing Existing Technical Know-how

  • Estimate fair market value of a portfolio of aryloxy acetamide compound
  • Identify potential partners for a technology on low viscosity engine oil compositions
  • Estimating royalty rates for a patent on a process of making olefins from isobutanol

Technology Scouting and Acquisition

  • Identifying new technologies for conversion of urea to ammonia
  • Solution identification for problems related to production of gelatin
  • Technology scouting for emerging vinegar production processes

Product Development for Emerging Technologies/ Markets

  • Opportunity identification for applications of gluconic acid in personal care industry
  • Scouting for products associated with color-changing cleaning formulations
  • Feasibility study on treatment of hydrocarbon oils in the absence of hydrogen

IP Strategy

Prosecution Support

  • Novelty search for a preparation of alkaline earth metal-complexed metal bisamides
  • Prosecution support for technology related to hydrogen sulfide scavengers
  • Patent drafting for technology on synthesis of metal organic frameworks (MOFs)

Prior Art Searches

  • Clearance search for a specific sequence of producing beryllium oxide
  • Validity search for a zinc-lysine complex having anti-bacterial properties
  • Prior art search for a method of producing aqueous solutions of ammonium cyanide

Portfolio Analysis

  • Patent quality assessment for a patent portfolio related to in-situ production of fertilizers
  • Key patents identification from portfolio related to calcium urea nitrates for licensing
  • Patent portfolio analysis of companies dealing in liquid propellants

Technology/ Patent Landscape

  • Patent landscape to identify various emerging technologies to produce steroids
  • Competitive benchmarking on technology related to catalytic hydrogenation of alkenes
  • Categorization of patent portfolio related to peptides in foodstuffs

Licensing Program Support

  • Joint development opportunities for technology related to ethylene production
  • Royalty rate estimate for a patent on process of making olefins from isobutanol
  • In-licensing support for portfolio related to methacrylic acid ester

M&A Support

  • In-licensing support for portfolio related to methacrylic acid ester
  • Due-diligence of IP portfolio related to pest controlling agents
  • Patent portfolio valuation for aryloxy acetamide compound used in pesticides

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