IP Strategy

For any innovation-led organization – whether it is a R&D firm, or a business, IP strategy forms a large part of their overall business strategy. We understand that,  in today’s competitive business environment a firm’s IP helps them enhance brand value and drive business opportunities. We have increasingly found that concerns about a company’s IP assets, or other patent issues are driving more strategic considerations within organizations.

At Aranca, our team of IP research analysts and technology domain specialists work with our Business Research & Advisory and Valuation Advisory teams to blend business analysis and valuation opinion with patent research to offer unmatched depth and insights when answering key questions pertaining to your IP strategy. 

Track Record


5000+  Invalidity and FTO searches.
5000+

Invalidity and FTO searches.

200+  Portfolios analyzed for in-licensing.
200+

Portfolios analyzed for in-licensing.

10+  Languages in 70+ jurisdictions
10+

Languages in 70+ jurisdictions.

2000+  Claim charts and EoU analysis
2000+

Claim charts and EoU analysis.

IP Strategy Solutions Portfolio

Unleash the true value of your IP assets.


Prosecution Support
  • Novelty / Patentability
  • Patent Drafting
  • Response to Office Action
Prior Art Searches
  • FTO / Clearance Searches
  • Invalidity / Nullity Searches
  • State-of-the-art Searches
Portfolio Analysis
  • Portfolio Quality Assessment
  • Portfolio Optimization Strategy
  • Patent-product Maps
Technology Landscape
  • Technology Evolution Maps
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • White-space Analysis
Licensing Program Support
  • Infringement Analysis
  • Intake Due-diligence
  • Revenue Potential Estimates
M&A Support
  • Technology Due-diligence
  • Portfolio Restructuring (post-M&A)
  • Patent Valuation
Assignment Examples

Prosecution Support


    • Novelty Searches for a Leading Telecom Player
    • Aranca carries out over 200 novelty searches annually for a leading telecom player in the US. Aranca’s search results helps the patent review committee of our clients to decide on the filing strategy for their inventions.

    • Patent Application Drafting and Office Action Support for a Leading Law Firm
    • Aranca drafts over 30 applications and helps in responding to over 50 office actions annually for a leading law firm in the US, SPECIFICALLY in technologies related to consumer electronics, networking, and software.

Prior Art Searches


    • Ongoing Support for the Internal Patent Team of a Leading Diagnostic Player
    • Aranca has a three member team working as an extension of the corporate IP department of a leading diabetes care player to support them with various activities such as Freedom to Operate (FTO), Novelty Searches, and Patent Landscapes.

    • Retainer Agreement with a Law Firm to Support in IPR Process
    • Aranca supports a leading law firm in the US with Invalidity Searches and other research actives around Inter Partes Review (IPR). Aranca has conducted over 75 invalidity searches for the clients across various technologies in electronics and software.

Portfolio Analysis


    • Portfolio Benchmarking in FMCG Domain
    • The client, a global leader in shavers/trimmers, commissioned Aranca to benchmark its patent portfolio vis-à-vis those of competitors. The products of the client were also mapped versus competitors' patents to determine any future IP threats.

    • Patent Portfolio Analysis in Welding Technologies
    • The client, a manufacturer of welding equipment based in Europe, engaged Aranca to analyze the patent portfolio of a competitor to identify strengths/weaknesses and the IP strategy being followed by the firm.

    • Citation Analysis of Patent Portfolio Related to Compressors
    • A European manufacturer of industrial equipment engaged Aranca to conduct a citation analysis of its patent portfolio to evaluate the patent generation process, and identify companies following the manufacturer’s technology, and new application areas.

Technology Landscapes


    • Patent Landscape Analysis in Near Field Communications (NFC)
    • The client, the business development team of a European energy and materials firm, wanted to diversify into the NFC domain. It commissioned Aranca to conduct a landscape study for insights on technology evolution, competition, key patents and key jurisdictions for protection.

    • Technology Landscape Analysis in Tidal Energy
    • The client, a UK-based IP consulting firm, commissioned Aranca to conduct a technology landscape in tidal energy with the objective to understand the domain and identify key technologies, emerging areas and competitors.

    • Technology Landscape Analysis in Cancer Diagnosis
    • A German biotech firm engaged Aranca to conduct a landscape study related to chemical compounds and medical kits to detect the mutation of specific genes leading to cancer. The client was interested in manufacturing medical kits and wanted to understand the existing technologies and competition.

Licensing Support


    • Identifying New Application Areas for a Portfolio
    • A Global chemical company owned few patents/published applications related to organometallic precursors. The company was interested to identify various application areas where it’s organometallic precursors can be used. Aranca’s analysis helped to identify around ten application areas out of which the company plans for a business development activity for two promising application areas.

    • Identifying Licensing Targets in Non-competing Industries
    • A leading telecom company in Europe wanted to out license its patent portfolio in non-competing areas. Aranca carried out a detailed analysis of the portfolio to identify possible applications areas and then identified potential targets in areas such as medical devices, surveillance etc that could be potential licensees for the client’s portfolio.

M&A Support


    • Potential Target Identification for a leading specialty chemical company
    • The client, a US based chemical company, was looking for acquisition targets in the area of bio-sensor coating to enhance its offering in the medical devices space. Aranca provided the client with a target companies that were meeting the technical and market access requirements specified by the client.

    • Patent Portfolio Valuation Related to “Fuel Cell’ Technology
    • A leading fuel cell company engaged Aranca to evaluate the patent portfolio of an acquisition target to ascertain the market value of the intellectual assets. The client wanted to have an opinion from a neutral party so that they could triangulate the value obtained from internal sources.

Opportunity Assessment

We will answer questions like
  • Where is the technology space moving?
  • Where are the gaps in technology space?
  • What are the range of solutions available for incorportating into your product?

Analytical Frameworks Used

Technology Landscape Analysis

Patent / non-patent literature survey to analyze filling trends, competition, key markets, emerging technologies/companies, key inventors, etc.

Patent Portfolio Analysis

Deep dive analysis of patent portfolio to assess strengths / weaknesses, licensing opportunities, abandonment candidates and position vis-a-vis technology domain (leader / lagging).

White Space Analysis

'Problem vs solution' analysis of technology domain to identify unmet problems, key challenges, technology gaps and patenting opportunities.

Portfolio Benchmarking

Comparison of patent portfolio vis-a-vis peers to analyze relative strengths or weakness, IP focus of key players and potential threats from main competitors.

Infringement Analysis

Identify infringers for the identified patents through a thorough 'Target Scouting' analysis and detailed EoU analysis.

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Competitive Intelligence

We will answer questions like
  • Who are the key competitors and where are they filing patents?
  • SWOT analysis of competitors' technology?
  • Which are the key patents in the domain?

Analytical Frameworks Used

Technology Landscape Analysis

Patent / non-patent literature survey to analyze filling trends, competition, key markets, emerging technologies/companies, key inventors, etc.

Patent Portfolio Analysis

Deep dive analysis of patent portfolio to assess strengths / weaknesses, licensing opportunities, abandonment candidates and position vis-a-vis technology domain (leader / lagging).

White Space Analysis

'Problem vs solution' analysis of technology domain to identify unmet problems, key challenges, technology gaps and patenting opportunities.

Portfolio Benchmarking

Comparison of patent portfolio vis-a-vis peers to analyze relative strengths or weakness, IP focus of key players and potential threats from main competitors.

Infringement Analysis

Identify infringers for the identified patents through a thorough 'Target Scouting' analysis and detailed EoU analysis.

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Diversification Planning

We will answer questions like
  • What type of technologies are already available?
  • Patenting activity? Is the domain evolving or stagnating?
  • Who are the key players? Which are the key markets?

Analytical Frameworks Used

Technology Landscape Analysis

Patent / non-patent literature survey to analyze filling trends, competition, key markets, emerging technologies/companies, key inventors, etc.

Patent Portfolio Analysis

Deep dive analysis of patent portfolio to assess strengths / weaknesses, licensing opportunities, abandonment candidates and position vis-a-vis technology domain (leader / lagging).

White Space Analysis

'Problem vs solution' analysis of technology domain to identify unmet problems, key challenges, technology gaps and patenting opportunities.

Portfolio Benchmarking

Comparison of patent portfolio vis-a-vis peers to analyze relative strengths or weakness, IP focus of key players and potential threats from main competitors.

Infringement Analysis

Identify infringers for the identified patents through a thorough 'Target Scouting' analysis and detailed EoU analysis.

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Mergers & Acquisition

We will answer questions like
  • Which are the emerging technologies?
  • Which are the emerging companies?
  • Potential acquisition candidates based on patent portfolio

Analytical Frameworks Used

Technology Landscape Analysis

Patent / non-patent literature survey to analyze filling trends, competition, key markets, emerging technologies/companies, key inventors, etc.

Patent Portfolio Analysis

Deep dive analysis of patent portfolio to assess strengths / weaknesses, licensing opportunities, abandonment candidates and position vis-a-vis technology domain (leader / lagging).

White Space Analysis

'Problem vs solution' analysis of technology domain to identify unmet problems, key challenges, technology gaps and patenting opportunities.

Portfolio Benchmarking

Comparison of patent portfolio vis-a-vis peers to analyze relative strengths or weakness, IP focus of key players and potential threats from main competitors.

Infringement Analysis

Identify infringers for the identified patents through a thorough 'Target Scouting' analysis and detailed EoU analysis.

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Licensing Partners

We will answer questions like
  • Who are the targets for out licensing?
  • Which technologies meet the product requirement?
  • Which players can be targeted for in-licensing?

Analytical Frameworks Used

Technology Landscape Analysis

Patent / non-patent literature survey to analyze filling trends, competition, key markets, emerging technologies/companies, key inventors, etc.

Patent Portfolio Analysis

Deep dive analysis of patent portfolio to assess strengths / weaknesses, licensing opportunities, abandonment candidates and position vis-a-vis technology domain (leader / lagging).

White Space Analysis

'Problem vs solution' analysis of technology domain to identify unmet problems, key challenges, technology gaps and patenting opportunities.

Portfolio Benchmarking

Comparison of patent portfolio vis-a-vis peers to analyze relative strengths or weakness, IP focus of key players and potential threats from main competitors.

Infringement Analysis

Identify infringers for the identified patents through a thorough 'Target Scouting' analysis and detailed EoU analysis.

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