Investment Velocity in Sub-Field of Interest

This can be seen in the “Investment Velocity in Sub-Field of Interest” figure, investment has been going through five-year waves. Such waves of patent activity typically indicate new technology and market introductions. This is good news for the project team because markets that are in steep decline are typically not of business interest, and those that are explosively growing often require a merger or acquisition to participate, which is sometimes more than the overseeing management team can stomach.