Last updated: June 2021
To calculate the Competitive Impact deciles, we take into account all active patent families available in the entire PatentSight database.
- First, we rank all active patent families available in the PatentSight database by their Competitive Impact from highest to lowest.
- Next, we divide this ranking into ten equal parts going from top to bottom. These ten parts are the so-called Competitive Impact deciles. The top 10% of patent families as of Competitive Impact are located in Competitive Impact decile 10. The bottom 10% of patent families as of Competitive Impact are located in Competitive Impact decile 1.
If we now add an owner or any other filter element to the search filter, all patent families that do not meet the search criteria are removed from the Value Distribution chart. This means that only those patent families that meet the search criteria remain in the chart. Their allocation as of Competitive Impact decile does not change.
For example, the owner RELX owned a total of 170 active patent families as of June 24, 2021. Out of these, 29 patent families show up in decile 10. This means that these 29 patent families belong to the global top 10% of patent families which have the highest Competitive Impact in the entire PatentSight database.
At the same time, this owner has 2 patent families that show up in decile 1. This means that this owner also has 2 patent families that belong to the global bottom 10% with the lowest Competitive Impact™ in the entire PatentSight database.