Patent Map Law and Legal Definition

A patent map is a graphical representation of patent visualization. Patent mapping visualizes the results of statistical analysis and text mining processes applied to patent documents. Patent mapping helps in creating a visual representation of information from and about patents, thus facilitating easy understanding. The term ‘patent landscaping’ is sometimes used to refer patent mapping.

Patent mapping can provide useful information for corporate decision makers, investors, researchers, patent offices, policy makers, and management.