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Patent Landscaping


At Stellarix, we consider competitive positioning in terms of technical innovation before devising a comprehensive patent landscape strategy. Our landscape reports enable our clients to understand how their R&D programs and IP strategies stack up vis-à-vis their competitors to make better strategic business decisions.

Our team of experts consists of patent analysts, engineers and PhDs who perform rigorous data mining, data analysis and data visualization to generate a patent landscape report. We also provide a very interactive and user friendly interface called PatBoard™ which allows the user  to view the patents by technology clusters with advanced data mining and dynamic graph/chart/map plotting features.

Prior Studies
  • Adhesives, Speciality Chemicals, Paints & Coatings, Catalysts, Carrier Fluids, Electronic Materials, Fertilizers
  • Surgical Devices, Drug Formulations, APIs, Implant Devices, Antigen and Antibodies, Probiotics, Ophthalmic Devices, Pet Health Management
  • Welding Technologies, Improvements in Metal Properties, Blast Furnaces
  • Shale and Natural Gas Fracturing, Conversion of Gas to Fuels, Advanced Drilling Technologies, Seismic Survey, Drilling Equipments and Rigs
  • Shelf Stable Foods, Texture Improvement & Color Retention in Foods, Off Flavor Removal, Dairy Beverages, Low Calorie Confectionary, Healthy Ingredients Substitutes, Pet Foods
  • Personal Care Compositions, Laundry and Fabric Care, Oral Hygiene and Wound Care, Pain Management, Intimate Devices, Hard Surface Cleaning, Dish Washing, Pet Cleaning, Cosmetics, Hair Care
  • Non Woven Materials, Bio-derived Packaging Materials, Closures for Cans and Bottles, Polymer Films, Shrink Labels, Shelf Stable Packaging for Liquids
  • Communication Technologies like NFC, LTE etc., 3D printing, Wearable Devices, Cloud Computing, Multi Core Computing, Home Automation, Industrial Automation
  • Seat Designs, Braking Systems, Sensor Systems, Electric Vehicles, Next Generation Batteries, Construction Vehicles, Mass Transit Vehicles, Vehicle Design
  • Display Technologies, Semiconductor Device Fabrication, Materials for Semiconductor Device Properties, Coatings in Electronic Devices, Hearing Devices, Sound Systems



Infringement Analysis identifies the products whose technology infringes the technology of the client’s patent. We regularly work with the corporate giants to help them figure out products that may be infringing on their patent portfolio.

Prior Studies
  • Vaccines, Drugs
  • Telecommunication Standards, Video Codes, Switchgears
  • Food Packaging, Beverage Cans



A Novelty/Patentability search is conducted to determine if an invention meets the requirements of novelty, usefulness, and non-obviousness and is performed prior to the preparation of patent application. We try to position the invention within the relevant technical field as reflected in the patent literature and non patent literature. The application process helps to strengthen the invention against issues of validity. We conduct patent searches in a global jurisdiction and look up in various patent and non patent databases.

Prior Studies
  • Welding Technologies
  • Solar Panels
  • Automobile Components
  • Polymers
  • Packaging & Closures
  • Pharmaceutical Compositions
  • Construction Equipments
  • Tele-communication and Networks
  • Wellness Monitoring

Freedom to Operate


An FTO search is conducted to position client’s product within the relevant technical field as reflected in the patent literature. This helps our clients determine potential barriers to a product in specific territories before launching the product in those specific territories.

Prior Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Confectionary Items
  • Non Woven Packaging Materials
  • Extruded Polymers for Packaging
  • Energy Based Medical Devices
  • Medical Robotics
  • Plant Variety Improvements
  • Cosmetic Implants
  • Mining Catalysts
  • Agrochemicals
  • Bio-sequences and Antibodies
  • Cosmetic Formulations

Alert and Watch


Technology Patent Watch Services: Stellarix offers Technology Patent Watch Services to clients who need to keep a track of the latest developments in their technology of interest by keeping an eye on latest patent filings. We perform efficient technology watch and quality analysis of the patents to identify various business opportunities.

Legal Status Patent Watch Services: Stellarix performs legal status patent watch for clients who need to keep a check on legal statuses of their competitors’ patent applications so that they can accordingly change the R&D and patenting strategy. These services are also used by clients who wish to keep a check on patents that have been abandoned/ rejected/ expired within a technology so that they can freely exploit the technology without any legal threat.

Competitor Patent Watch Services: Stellarix offers Competitor Patent Watch Services to clients who need to monitor and track the patenting activity, and determine the focus of their R&D strategy. The analysis of all such patents helps in determining the key focus areas of research in future.

Market Watch Services: Stellarix offers cost-effective and efficient market watch services to its clients to enable them keep track and current happenings in a particular technology or corresponding to a particular player.

Prior Studies
  • Automobile Engines
  • Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Power Management
  • Wearable Health Monitoring Sensors
  • Machine Tools



We conduct these searches to find prior art that may have been overlooked during the patent examination so as to render a patent invalid. With our strong scientific and patent expertise in patent searching, we try to identify whether the claims of a particular patent are valid or invalid when analyzed and compared to the prior art available on the date of filing.

We conduct comprehensive text based, classification based, assignee-inventor based, and citation based searches for patents on various professional patent databases and non-patent prior art searches on multiple literature and journals.

Prior Studies
  • Chemical Synthesis Processes
  • Artificial Crystals & Jewels
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Food Ingredients
  • Gene and Protein Sequences
  • Electronic Devices
  • Telecommunication Standards
  • Batteries

State of the Art


Our State of the Art Search services are sought by clients who wish to identify the status of any current developments in their technology of interest. We identify patents and non patent publications, and the key players in particular technology for all such clients.

Prior Studies

We have consistently provided high quality state of art searches for our clients in the following areas:

  • Generic Drugs
  • Processed Foods & Improvements in Shelf Stable Foods
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Imparting Properties to Metals
  • Synthesis of Chemicals
  • Novel Ingredients for Cleaning Products

Patent Portfolio


Any company looking to improve its patent position is faced with two alternatives: increase the number of patent filings; or grow the percentage of patents generating value.  A Holistic IP Lifecycle approach favors the latter option.

In the evolution towards higher-quality IP, we recommend establishing a baseline of the current state of your patent portfolio as the first step.  This involves developing a taxonomy or framework for sorting the portfolio into relevant technology and market categories, then providing the context for the patents in those areas with respect to competitors. Only when all patents have been analysed and classified in this way will it be possible to make fully informed decisions about the management of the portfolio as a whole and of patents individually. Our reports will give you thorough insight into what is in your portfolio or your competitors’ portfolio and will help you to strategize your R&D investment with your patenting activity.

If our clients desire, we also perform more detailed analysis of portfolio to understand how the patents map to products by performing Patent to Product Mapping or Product to Patent Mapping.

Prior Studies
  • Fabric Care
  • Dish Washing and Hard Surface Cleaning
  • Electricity Management
  • Dispensers and Related Devices
  • Skin Whitening & Hair Care
  • Pet Health Management
  • Location Tracking and Mapping
  • High Voltage Products

Patent Drafting


Patent Drafting is the art of techno-legal writing to cover various features of an invention in a written form. Our team, at Stellarix follows a comprehensive and a meticulous approach to encompass all aspects of the invention, including current and future designs and applications, ensuring complete protection. Our team of lawyers, engineers and scientists assist the clients for complete patent specification drafting and claim drafting for inventions from various technical field. The patent specifications drafted, conform to the standards and requirements of the jurisdiction (US, EP, WO, India) where the client plans to file the application.

Prior Studies
  • Drafted a patent application for US for Software based application
  • A patent application for an online document collaborated system
  • A patent application for solar cell panel construction and application



The drawings/ illustrations form an integral part of a patent application for better understanding of the invention. The team at Stellarix has experience working on illustrations from all technologies, in compliance with Patent and Trademark Office specifications. We are equipped to receive and process requests in various formats including rough sketches, photographs or images, CAD files etc. Stellarix is equipped with state-of-the-art software and secure delivery system to import and produce formal illustrations in CAD Format. Our patent illustrations are in accordance with the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and other major patent offices. We provide formal drawings, which comply with 37 CFR 1.84.

Prior Studies
  • Illustrations relating to handbag
  • Complex illustrations for machines used in drug dispensing
  • Flowchart based illustrations for online program



Stellarix has expertise in conducting CATI interviews globally. We offer B2B and B2C surveys, In-depth interviews and opinion polls. Our moderators have domain expertise around various sectors like IT, healthcare, FMCG, automobiles, telecommunication and merchandise. We manage everything for our clients, right from designing the study to analyzing the information gathered through CATI interviews.

Prior Studies
  • Identifying the Anti-infective Market for Pediatric and Adult Patients
  • Identifying the trends in Pro-biotic drink business in India
  • Identifying the key trends in home entertainment systems in Middle East and USA
  • Study for a telecommunication company to examine the challenges of manufacturing a mass customization product



Stellarix’s extensive experience and relationship with the different industry experts has allowed us to create a vast network around the globe with customers, key opinion leaders and various stakeholders in different domains. We use this network and our online panel to conduct online interviews for our clients. We work with our clients from designing the study to launching it online and getting the target surveys complete in the given timeline.

Prior Studies
  • Identifying the usage, monthly consumption and dishes on which mayonnaise is used in APAC countries.
  • Identifying the usage, monthly consumption and dishes on which mayonnaise is used in APAC countries.
  • Inventory management study among various medical device companies globally.

Face to Face


We have worked with many clients to deliver some large scale face to face projects. Our dedicated team of moderators has ample expertise in conducting various face to face interviews including on-street interviews, door to door interviews, exit surveys, in store interviews, in home interviews.     We also have a dedicated team of recruiters who dedicatedly recruits hard to reach audiences for face to face interviews.

Prior Studies
  • On street interviews were conducted to understand the fashion trends for a leading apparel brand.
  • Face to Face interviews were conducted for the leading hotel chain to understand needs of customers during the stay.

Focus Groups


Focus groups are the best way to get some valuable insights from the industry experts. We at Stellarix, have an in house staff of trained recruiters and domain expert moderators and report writers who have vast experience of conducting focus groups.

Prior Studies
  • Focus group with affluent men who purchase high end gadgets were conducted to assess one of the high end mobile phone and its specifications.

Market Sizing


Market Sizing is the best method to analyze the prospects of a market. We at Stellarix, support our clients in understanding the potential of their product or service in the market. Our expertise in the business research and vast database resources enables us to provide intelligent insights like the total size of a market, the competitors in the market, availability of similar products in the market and the future trends in the market. We use both “bottom up approach” and “top down approach” depending on the client needs and specification, to analyze the market size.

Prior Studies
  • Global market research study and analysis on how to reduce the cloud computing services and support cost

SWOT Analysis


SWOT analysis is widely used in planning, problem-solving and while taking the key decisions across the business functions and while cultivating a new business strategy. Our researchers have extensive experience in performing SWOT analysis across multiple domains. We eliminate all the blind spots detrimental to a business to help our clients navigate and implement a sound strategy for their business.

Prior Studies
  • Market Access and SWOT analysis Study for a big coffee franchise launching in India.

Market Assessment


Stellarix has always supported the clients in their exceptional growth and business strategies with our fact based market assessments. Market assessment, if done in depth can support strategic planning, business development, sales force deployment and business growth.

Prior Studies
  • Market assessment and Segmentation study of the isolation devices for bridge structures.

Competitive Landscaping


We identify the competition, we understand the competitors, we analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the competitor and we support our client to understand the competitive landscape and in knowing what their competitors are doing.

Prior Studies
  • Competitive landscaping Study for one of the global paint manufacturers.

Strategic Planning


We have assisted our clients in creating, adaptable long-term future plans. Our analysts combine the driving forces identified by their experience and research potential with the geography, demographics, political and industrial information to build dynamic scenarios that can assist our clients to have a strategic-advantage in this globalised environment.

Prior Studies
  • Opportunity assessment of credit cards in North America.
  • Study was done for a leading airline company to understand the operating environment and assessment of the key market players operating in the APAC region.

Competitive Advantage Analysis


We, at Stellarix have been successful in giving our clients a competitive advantage in the market. Our domain experts do the intelligent synthesis of the information gathered around the market, competitors and brands to produce some actionable information for our clients that can be useful while making the business decisions.

Prior Studies
  • Competitive advantage analysis to know what are key features and how to price the product against competitors of any high end equipment by the key stake holders.
  • Competitive advantage study to understand the strategies of a multinational mobile company in India.

Brand Positioning


We help our clients to create a distinctive place and value for their brand in the market. We build a position strategy for our clients with our expertise in primary research and secondary research which helps our client to understand the key differentiators that they possess. We identify the brand image, competitors, positioning of competitor brands, Client’s USP, opportunities in the market and deliver an idea which is distinct and can be valuable for our client to create a marketing strategy for their brand.

Prior Studies
  • Brand positioning study for a medical device used in the treatment of heart diseases.
  • Brand positioning study for a new beverage manufacturer in energy drink segment was done in India.

Company Profiling


We dive deeper in the business to understand and analyze competitor’s business, their decision making process, their stakeholders, market strategies deployed, intelligent insights on mergers and acquisitions and other data required to evaluate the business of a company. We amalgamate our experience of desk research and primary research skills to create an elaborate company profile.

Prior Studies
  • Executive profiling and company profiling for a leading automobile manufacturer to understand the competitors’ core strength.



Market segmentation strategy helps our clients maintain a dominant position in a niche market. Our domain experts work on principle of understanding what customers’ needs are, how consumers decide between the products, what the lifestyle of the consumers is and thereafter, a successful market segment is generated for the clients. We employ several statistical techniques to do the segmentation analysis like Clustering algorithms, Statistical mixture models, Ensemble approaches and few more approaches like Neural Networks.

Prior Studies
  • Market segmentation study was carried out for a leading cosmetic manufacturer in India to understand the differences between distinct segments of consumers.

Win/Loss Analysis


Stellarix has always believed in giving its clients, cost-effective methodologies that can deliver growth-driving insights. Win/Loss Analysis is one of our cost-effective offering where we help our clients to understand why one opportunity was won and another one was lost that gives them deeper and more accurate insights.

Prior Studies
  • Win/loss analysis was conducted for a leading IT company which was facing a serious decline in sales rate.

Technology Scouting


Since technology and product knowledge have become so globally distributed, companies have started to look outside their own R&D departments for sources of technology and innovation what is now known as “Open Innovation”. Many research oriented companies evaluate the trends across a technology landscape before venturing for R&D in any specific technological field. It makes it easier for these companies to identify the technology areas that have major competition and also those which are relatively free from any competition whatsoever.For any organisation that strives to achieve this, technology scouting has become an essential tool for them. Our tech scouting and open innovation solutions help our clients venture into new technology areas.

At Stellarix, we assist corporations in understanding the markets involved in a particular technology and the latest developments pertaining to the technology area. We carry out technology analysis to help such clients, take critical decisions and device strategies involving the R&D of a product.

Prior Studies
  • Foods & Supplements
  • Pet Foods
  • Cosmetics for Hair, Skin and Eyes
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Edible Oils & Fats
  • Stem Cells
  • Flavor Modification in Fruit Beverages

White Space Analysis


In a world where every company wants to be on the forefront of innovation, the need to explore underserved markets or businesses that are outside their core becomes all the more important. A white space analysis helps to uncover these unmet and unarticulated needs to create innovation. This kind of analysis is done to find technology voids where competitive advantage can be gained by bending the R&D in a particular direction so as to block other competitors exploiting those spaces.

Our white-space analysis provides the charts showing the technology growth and white-gap areas where further R&D can be done to carry out incremental innovation for the development of a new product. Our team at Stellarix builds upon a Landscape analysis and determines where the gaps in patented and non-patented literature are.

Prior Studies
  • White space analysis to identify research areas in the domain of home automation – security systems.
  • White space analysis to identify research areas in different web based applications for child growth monitoring.
  • White space analysis in floor cleaning detergents.

Competitive Intelligence


In a world where every company wants to be on the forefront of innovation, the need to explore underserved markets or businesses that are outside their core becomes all the more important. A white space analysis helps to uncover these unmet and unarticulated needs to create innovation. This kind of analysis is done to find technology voids where competitive advantage can be gained by bending the R&D in a particular direction so as to block other competitors exploiting those spaces.

Our white-space analysis provides the charts showing the technology growth and white-gap areas where further R&D can be done to carry out incremental innovation for the development of a new product. Our team at Stellarix builds upon a Landscape analysis and determines where the gaps in patented and non-patented literature are.

Prior Studies
  • A side by side comparative study of two major audio supply companies to study the strengths and weaknesses of the two companies in the domain of speakers.