Prior art search – Four strategies that helped us find reference when finding it was next to impossible

Invalidation searches are not a cakewalk. That’s why a lot of time many prior art search service providers or your in-house team fail to return with a result you needed. Weak results or no [...]

How We Found Prior Art For A Trade Secret Infringement Case Under ITC 337?

How difficult is it to find a solution to a problem you know nothing about? Difficult? Very Difficult? Preposterous, you say? No, we are not being inane. Though less often, there are instances [...]

How We Helped Todd Figure Ways to Increase Carbon Content in Direct Iron Ore?

This case study would be very interesting for you if you are part of Steel industry. The researcher name, technology, and suggestions have been changed to maintain confidentiality but retain the [...]

How we used Reverse Engineering to confirm patent infringement?

One of the major challenges faced by a patent licensing manager is to find and prove evidence of infringement. The lack of evidence of the use chart, in a majority of cases, becomes a standalone [...]

Invalidating Patents using Non Patent Literature – A Valuable Source of Prior Art

Every day, as we take a step at making our life more digital, we facilitate digitization of our knowledge. Hundreds of documents, on a regular basis, are getting scanned, listed, indexed and made [...]

Invalidation Search – How to find better results than an examiner during prosecution?

OBJECTIVE:  We had to invalidate a patent related to an audio player that had one important feature. Also, the client wanted to make his position stronger in the Inter Partes Review. STORY: This [...]