Small Players in Sub-Field of Interest

In order not to leave any opportunities out, the project team also reviewed those assignees with only one or two patents. These documents were selected and since there were only 50 of them they were quickly hand-screened by the project team. This was done because often single patent holders have good ideas but lack the resources to fully utilize a new technology or enter a new market area. Where others have failed in the past represents new opportunities for the present.