Patent portfolio assessment, infringement litigation, and killing off competition can all be effectively handled with invalidity searches. It may be conducted just before the patent is granted, or as part of a patent infringement defense; it may also be done after the patent has been granted. In case of infringement, licensing, or other scenarios, we conduct invalidity/validity searches to assist our clients.
As well as providing clients with the leverage they need in negotiations, it is to determine whether a company's patent composition will be effective in helping them strike a licensing or acquisition deal.
Whenever a patent infringer is threatened, the infringer may opt to opt for invalidation in order to avoid being punished for the infringement. An inventor seeking a license may attempt to invalidate the patent so that he or she can incorporate the invention and acquire the patent. Another patent holder may refuse to license the patent for a variety of reasons.Request a Quote
It is not only the domain of invalidity searches that determines whether a granted patent is novel or obvious, but also whether it falls under statutory exceptions for the grant of a patent. For example, if the invention was already being used, sold, or displayed to the public more than 12 months before it was submitted for a patent application, or the patent was obtained illegally or fraudulently.
An invalidity search of a patent can also assist with discovering potential licensing opportunities as well as investigating its strength. As the strongest evidence of the strength of a patent, a patent filing certificate along with a patent invalidity search report stating the claims are novel and non-obvious.
A patent can be invalidated due to public knowledge of the product, service, or process before the priority date of the patent in question, or due to the sale or publication of the product, service, or process before the priority date of the patent in question. Each independent claim is analyzed, and its elements are mapped to the documents of prior art in each claim mapping. We move on to mapping some of the relevant dependent claims after mapping the independent claims, as well as mapping the entire patent, including the diagrams and description, once these independent claims have been fully mapped.
There are several reasons for conducting a Patent Validity Search.
This search is conducted to have an in-depth search of your own patent before a transaction or an infringement claim. Patent contests are intended to challenge the validity of a patent in its entirety or just particular claims, in particular novelty and inventiveness. When a patent is challenged for validity or an accusation of infringement, a search like this is normally conducted.
Due Diligence in IP cases may also involve Validity Searches. The Patent Validity Search is conducted when a company is interested in acquiring another business, and the patents are a primary asset of that business. This will assist with valuing the patents, as well as the company as a whole. Patent Validity Searches are sometimes performed in order to understand the strength and validity of a patent or portfolio that is part of a merger or acquisition or licensing agreement.
In a patent watch service or patent monitoring service, the goal is to identify and identify patent applications and patent grants that are in similar technical fields and that are similar or better in performance. An identical method or process may be used to achieve the similarity. As a result, our patent is monitored and checked for new patent applications and granted patents that might harm our technical communication and communications.
Using a patent watch service, you can identify what your competitors are doing with their IP, such as Patent litigation, R&D strategies, Technology development, patent transfers, acquisitions and licenses, and current patenting activities. There are two main categories for patent watch services, which are:
Technology-Based Patent Watch Services: A technology-based patent watch search is limited to patent applications in the field of technology that have been published recently along with patents granted.
Watching patent applications and patents granted to business competitors is done through competitor-based patent watch services. Patent watch services geared toward competition will focus on the technology advancement of competing firms. In addition to identifying how to use the businesses' abandoned, expired, or rejected patents without infringing any patents, this patent watch service is also designed to identify patents that can be used by competitors but not infringe on anyone's patents
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