Applying patent analysis with Competitive technical intelligence: the case of Plastics

Marisela Rodríguez Salvador, Mario Alberto Tello Bañuelos


This article presents a methodology that integrates patent analysis in a study of Competitive Technical Intelligence. Our approach was applied in the area of plastics. We identified areas of research, leading companies and technology trends.


Competitive technical intelligence, innovations, patent analysis, plastics, thermoplastic elastomers

Full Text:



Alegre, J.; Chiva, R.; Lapiedra, R. (2009) Measuring innovation in long product development cycle industries: an insight in biotechnology. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. Vol. 21, (4), 535–546

Datamonitor. (2011). Global Specialty Chemicals. Datamonitor Industry Profile.

Drobny, J. G. (2007). Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers. Norwich, New York, United States of America: William Andrew Publishing.

Escorsa, P., & Rodríguez, M. (2000). La inteligencia tecnológica en la organización empresarial: Instrumento para la toma de decisiones. Revista de la Escuela de Economía y Negocios, II(4).

Feldman, D. (2008). Polymer history. Design monomers and polymers, 1-15.

Grande, J. (2008). TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale. Plastics Technology, 53-73.

Kear, K. (2003). Developments in Thermoplastics Elastomers. Rapra Review Reports, XIV(10).

Lozano, I. (2003). El análisis de patentes en el mundo de la inteligencia tecnológica competitiva. PUZZLE(8).

Lugo Medina, J. N. (2008). Modelo de evaluación de tecnología basado en la conjunción de análisis de patentes y roadmapping (Tesis de maestría). Monterrey: ITESM.

Rodríguez, M. (2003). Análisis de patentes en la inteligencia competitiva y tecnológica: El caso de los materiales avanzados. PUZZLE, 4-9.

RTP. (2011). Retrieved November 2011 from

uturists? Future Research Quaterly.

SCIP. (2011). About SCIP. Retrieved January 2011 from Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals:

Shih, M.-J., Liu, D.-R., & Hsu, M.-L. (2010). Discovering competitive intelligence by mining changes in patent trends. Expert Systems with Applications, XXXVII(4).


  • There are currently no refbacks.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

ISIB is indexed by Web of Science (Emerging list), ESCI, SCOPUS, EBSCO, DOAJ, Google Scholar, EconBib and SCImago, and is ranked as a Level 1 publication by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services and the Finnish Publication Forum. 



 Journal Index by SCIMAGO