Given the wealth of information that can be found in patent data, people across your organization likely use free online patent search tools on a regular basis. However, these free search tools track users’ search activity. What cold that tracking reveal about your company’s future business strategy? Free tools also do not use the same human-reviewed and machine-learning processes to provide patent data that’s cleansed, and complete, and accurate.
With a lack of security and unreliable patent data, performing patent research using free online tools can come with a high cost.