System Prior-Art Search

It’s always good to have multiple strategies up your sleeve when working on tough invalidation cases. System prior art has gained a lot of popularity over the years and it can become your golden weapon to take down a patent in your next invalidation assignment.

Why We Prioritize It Over Other References?

A System Prior art is different than other non-patent literature as it speaks for its authenticity. Such a reference provides a proof that the claimed technology was in practice before the critical date.

With extensive searching in product catalogs, user manuals, news articles, trade show/exhibition websites, or on YouTube product review videos – the evidence to support the presence of required features can be identified.

If that doesn’t work – we can also do offline research, for example – in books, printed tech magazines, catalogues etc. And even can reach out to people with relevant experience – for example, manufactures, developers, who have seen the entire evolution of the products over the years and may have useful information on the required concept. In fact, people who may have now shifted their career in another domain can also be valuable sources of information, as their experience goes back much further than current tech players!


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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.

    Equity Partner, Top Law Firm in USA
  • 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.

    Partner of a Boutique IP Litigation firm, Chicago, USA
  • 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.

    Large Corporate in Medical Device Industry, Boston, USA
  • 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

    A mid-size corporate, Northern Virginia, USA


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