Given the wealth of information available in patent data, researchers across your company are likely using free online tools to search patent records.
However, freely accessible patent search tools provide only a basic level of data correction and normalization, meaning patent search results may be incomplete and unreliable. Additionally, online patent search tools track users’ search activity. What could that tracking reveal about your company’s business strategy?
With search tracking and unreliable data, the cost of using free tools can be significant.