Prior Art Search
Our prior art search reports are generated by conducting an extensive search covering patent and non-patent literature for the purposes of analyzing an invention with respect to various patentability norms such as novelty and obviousness defined under the respective patent acts.
Invalidation search focuses on invalidating claim(s) of a patent under consideration. The search involves exhaustive research for identifying relevant prior art to invalidate the patent claim(s). The search is a useful tool during multiple stages of a grant of a patent and during the course of patent litigation.
Freedom to Operate/Practice Analysis
The objective of the FTO analysis is to identify Freedom of operation or practice of a product/process in a specific geography and/or jurisdiction. This analysis is useful at the initial stages of developing a business strategy to determine future licensing opportunities and requirements and to avoid potential patent infringement suits.
IP watch is a service provided to keep clients updated about the patenting activities in their domain of interest. We provide periodic customized reports to our clients relating to patent activities in a specific technology domain or related to patent activities of their competitors. Our expertise lies in providing a detailed analysis on technology trends, industry news, IP law amendments and IP cases of specific interest to our clients.
A landscape analysis is performed to provide an in depth view of a technology domain to our clients. The process of a landscape analysis involves identifying relevant patents in the domain of interest and extracting the most useful information from the relevant patents. This analysis helps our clients to identify past and recent activity in a specific technology domain thereby giving them the ability to benchmark their patent portfolio with respect to current industry trends. Our landscape analysis is also a powerful tool for R&D departments to identify white spaces in a particular technology space, which assists them to explore further research opportunities.
State of the Art Search
A state of the art search is conducted to identify potential solutions of a problem area in a specific technology domain. This search provides a snapshot of all the existing patented technologies built to resolve a technical issue. The deliverable contains analysis and categorization of relevant patents. A State-of-the-Art search can also be utilized to identify key competitors in a specific domain to gauge their research strategies based on the generated data.
IP Due Diligence
Our team works closely with independent IP lawyers, law firms, PE/VC funds, and in-house counsels to assist them in analyzing patent portfolio of a company (for Merger & Acquisitions). The patent portfolio is analyzed to determine compliance with procedural requirements of a particular patent office. Further, the portfolio analysis is performed to evaluate strength/weakness of the patents. Furthermore, we can analyze such IP due diligence report to identify possible IP opportunities for licensing, Patent valuation, and IP portfolio benchmarking purpose.