Sourcing and accessing patent data from all various public sources was one of the activities this partner had been focussing on for years. Dealing with all the various formats and the (planned and unplanned) changes in format was one of their core processes before being able to focus on the search product they offer to the information market place.
When they started working with Lighthouse IP data, they started with a limited number of authorities. The ease to integrate these authorities was refreshing for them, and resulted in a rapid expansion of the authorities used.
Additionally the standardized provision of the data through Amazon S3 buckets improved timeliness, reliability and provided improved data security.
The benefit of the single data format for patents (and also for trademarks) has significantly reduced the processing time and data onboarding cost (by reducing several FTEs), which improved competitive position both from a timing and coverage perspective.