Questel's suite of online tools enables technology-based competitive intelligence that can be visualized, analyzed, and shared online. Questel offers services to support every stage of innovation. From IP and innovation consulting, to prior art research, to web-based corporate training on IP fundamentals.

Business Case (short): 

In any kind of innovative project, and in any phase of the project, where information (scenarios, search of technologies and technology needs, literatures, patents, …) has to collect, analyze and share.

Business Case (extended): 

Prior Art Search: verify patentability of a new invention comparing key technical features of this new solution with relevant prior art in terms of patents, published applications and non-patent literature.

Freedom to Operate Search: verify the risk of infringement of a new product mapping the key technical features of this new product onto the claims of the relevant unexpired patents.

Technology Landscaping Search: verify relevant patent information in a dedicated technology domain to identify main technology trends, areas with third party patents and areas of interest that are relatively free.


For each stage of innovation Orbit - QUESTEL offers consulting services as well as online and onsite training.

With Orbit Intelligence you can search, analyze and share information.

- Search
Easy Search. Enter a name, keywords or numbers - the system displays relevant results automatically.
Semantic Search. Enter free text - the system translates and extracts concepts before displaying relevant patents.
Similarity Search. Select a relevant set of patents - the system finds patents similar to your documents.
Advanced search. Build complex strategies by combining keywords, classifications, names, legal status and more. Use powerful Boolean, proximity and truncation operators. Command line and script creation also available for experts.

- Analyze
Explore and extract trends from high volumes (2M families at once).
Highlight segments and drill down the selection.
Filter graphs and interact with the results.
Use statistical analysis as a funnel to refine perimeter.
Validate search strategy.
Understand your market and know what questions to ask.
Create value with data rules (group assignees, classifications, ...).
Customize and add any patent field to the graphs.
Categorize datasets and display with visualization tools.
Keep full capacity to interact the data.
Spot main trends and strategies.
Make data-driven decisions.

- Share
Make review simple: Feed workfiles with alerts; Annotate, vote and rank; Classify by tagged patents; Bring in outside expertise; Manage reader lists.
Build custom workflow: Automate notifications; Inform a group of users; Monitor review process; Keep full capacity for review; Manage team actions.
Create dedicated report: Enhanced custom exports; Showable dashboard; Share with executives and stakeholders; Generate a custom report URL.

Process description: 

1. Idea generation, collection and evaluation (including getting information from previous research, patents, etc.).

2. Development (business case & plan).

3. Implementation (prototyping).

4. Go to market.

Industry, Telco, Media, Public, Health, Retail, Energy, IT, etc.
Requirements to implement in an organization: 

not available

Technology & integration: 

Web based services.