A prior art search after conception of idea and before filing makes sure about any available prior art in the domain. Based on the patentability search reports, client can decide whether the invention has potential for being filed.
Patentability searches are further helpful in drafting the claims based on the search results.
Validity/Invalidity search is a prior art search to check the validity of a patent. Prior arts which may have been missed during examination of patent application are intended to be found in this search. Below are circumstances where validity/invalidity searches are useful
We provide a comprehensive search report in the format required by the client.
A freedom to operate search is conducted to know whether a product is infringing a patent(s) in a jurisdiction where the product is being operated. Generally this search is requested before launching a product in a specific country. This kind of search further also helps in which direction (what features should or should not be added) the development of product should be. We prepare a comprehensive search report with the relevant active list of patents with respect to the product features. Based on the client interest we can also provide the expired list of relevant patents. The list of relevant expired patents can give freedom to client to use those features in product.
State of the Art search is the broadest of all patent searches and is performed to foresight a detailed picture of specific technology area. A state of the art search is used to make strategic business decisions.
The search report helps you to identify new avenues for research, merger and acquisitions, and potential competitors.
Conventionally called as quick and dirty search to refine the ideas before proceeding for an investment in in drafting and filing a patent. However our team of experts performs this time limited searches quickly but not in dirty manner.
Based on the outcome of the knock-out searches, full-ledged searches can be requested. We have expert team members in the respective domain to perform these searches within the stipulated timeline.