The Patent Information Market

Author: Hugh Logue

Date: January 17, 2017


The competitive landscape of the patent information market has changed significantly since Outsell published its last patent report two years ago. During that time, divestitures and acquisitions by key players in the market as well as a disruptive political environment have quickened the pace of change and created uncertainty about the future of planned reforms to patent systems and new government policies.

The Patent Information Market report analyzes the changing patent landscape to shed light on market evolution, trends, and key players and discusses various areas of opportunity for information providers in this complex space.

What’s ahead for patent solutions? This report enables you to stay on top of the changes that are making it challenging for solution providers to keep pace with the momentum and to identify which markets to focus resources on.


This report draws extensively from Outsell’s unique industry metrics and analytics, including our database of over 8,000 companies. We augment our results by conducting personal interviews with the CEOs and heads of division among the top players in the market. This, combined with Outsell’s daily contact with players in the information industry and the deep industry experience of our analytical staff, help form our conclusions.

Outsell Inc. The Patent Information Market


Why This Topic?


Market Definition

Market Structure

User Profiles

Market Size, Share, and Forecast

Key Trends and Market Drivers

Convergence of Patent Research Solutions with IP Software and Services

The Fight Back Against Patent Trolls

Open Data in Patents

Machine Driven Innovations

Potential Disruptive Forces

Brexit and the Unified Patent Court

Trump Administration

Samsung vs. Apple Case

Competitive Landscape

Claritive Analytics

American Chemical Society and FIZ Karlsruhe





CPA Global


10 to Watch

Alt Legal


CB Insight

Clarivate Analytics


Article One Partners

CPA Global




Essential Actions

Related Research



Figure 1. Types of Patent Solutions Used by Professionals at Different Stages of Patent Lifecycle

Figure 2. Stages of the Patent Lifecycle

Figure 3. Estimated and Projected Growth of the Patent Information Market, 2015–19 ($M)


Table 1. Types of professionals who use patent information

Table 2. Patent Information Market Size


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