What is this metric used for?
The Positioning helps to understand in which areas my competitors are positioned.
By reviewing the patents of each player on a topic, it is possible to analyze the technological fields covered by your competitors in relation to your company. This way, you can immediately visualize the common working areas and especially those in which you differ from them.
How is the graphic built?
The graph is built using the technology areas in which your competitors' patents and yours are classified on a topic. There are 32 technology areas. The result is then presented in the form of a Venn diagram in order to put into perspective the technology areas you have in common, the fields they cover and you don’t, and finally those on which you are working and on which they are not present.
To go further
Technical domains are generated using semantic analysis.
There are 32 technical domains :
TEXTILE AND PAPER MACHINES
OTHER SPECIAL MACHINES
IT METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT
ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS, ENERGY
OTHER CONSUMER GOODS
BASIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
SURFACE TECHNOLOGY, COATING
MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, POLYMERS
BASIC COMMUNICATION PROCESSES
ENGINES, PUMPS, TURBINES
ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
THERMAL PROCESSES AND APPARATUS
MICRO-STRUCTURE AND NANO-TECHNOLOGY