Consider a situation, when you need to invalidate a patent, and there are already a lot of products in the technology domain (apart from the one under litigation). For example – these can be consumer goods, mobile phones, printing machines, drones or a website, etc. Even those obsolete or current products can act as pretty solid prior art – generally known as ‘System prior-art’.
Quick view Patentability Search
Early validation of concept with price sensitive search
This is the first search required to decide resource allocation and optimize spending on assessment of your concept for a patent process. In your patent prosecution practice you may come across thousands of inventions that require your attention to analyze whether it is feasible to file your patent application or not. For prosecution heavy patent practices, we have developed solutions where our job is to quickly locate the glaring results in the domain of search and also present a macro view of the state of the art. Such price sensitive studies at a very early stage i.e. invention submission stage, can help in forming a strategy to go for the patent application. This type of search is a precursor to plan the allocation of resources if the invention needs to be further evaluated for patent application drafting. It is important to note that this search does not represent a full scope patentability search.
Search Prior Art to Assess Patentability
A good draft will reduce unnecessary prosecution work
Patentability searches are comprehensive analysis of the prior art to find the best structure for your claims. Such searches closely resemble the solution of quick-view novelty searches, however, they are designed to identify relevant prior art by conducting a thorough search on each feature of the technology to be claimed (independent and dependent claims). This search presents you with information about the prior art that will create challenges during the grant of patent claims on novelty, inventive step and obviousness surrounding the invention. Our analysis and search reports have helped attorneys improve the grant rate of patents by focusing the discussion between the attorneys & examiners on what is the ‘inventive step’ and has marked an improvement on the grant rate. Our searches help patent attorneys to correctly phrase the abstract, description, claims and other critical parts of the patent application document.
What our clients think about us
If I were to give you a testimonial, I will praise for your reporting format especially the level of detail you can capture in the analysis. Another aspect that struck a chord with me is how the file history was taken into account for understanding claim scope - this saves me time and shows your ability to do good work.
I don’t have much to add, most of my requirements are about good quality invalidation search as that’s what our firm is specialized in doing. The star point for me in your capability and services is how well you extend the search after my feedback in the invalidation projects. I am not sure if all companies follow this practice but I am quite happy to get your results and the routine feedback call you set up after the project is delivered.
Our corporate team has 4 divisions and we need a lot of work on the business use of patent data (Patent-Informatics). I got impressed with your dashboard capabilities, especially when you can ensure the accuracy of data behind the dashboard storyboards. This is quite a powerful tool with our internal customers as we need to present the patent picture very often.
As you know I work with you on FTO matters in consumer products industry. My project technologies are simpler but I need first turnaround times and clean reporting to make a go and no-go decisions. I am happy with the work I have been doing with you – it is good value for money and crisp reports, exactly what I want. Further, the particular point which has impressed me is – faster responses. I have told this earlier too but I reiterate the same point, you have made sure I get the reply same day, within few hours which is impressive