Novelty / Utility Searches
Our patentability patent searches cover US, WIPO, EPO, Japan, Korea, China, Canada, and hundreds of other foreign jurisdictions. We also thoroughly search Non-Patent Literature, including related electronically available journals, websites, technical literature, manuals, books, articles, and blogs.
Patent Validity / Invalidity Search
We provide Validity and Invalidity Search, which help in confirming a patent’s enforceability or to invalidate. We conduct a thorough patent and non-patent literature search to identify the prior art literatures for invalidating the impugned patent. Potential prior arts along with the bibliographic details are included in the report. The report further includes mapping of the relevant text of the identified prior art literature. Further, antecedent and enablement issues, non-compliance to duty of disclosure etc. are also analysed to make the report more concrete. Further, we carefully scope the search to focus on the most relevant sources.
Freedom to Operate search
“Freedom to Operate / Clearance Search” identifies the third party enforceable patents and patent publications which helps clients in assessing the risk of potential infringement in a particular jurisdiction. Product specification / Invention Disclosure are compared with the claim language of the patents. Legal status of the enforced patents and patent publications is also provided with this report.
Claim Chart Construction
We undertake claim charting projects from almost every technology discipline, depending on client requirements and business objectives. Claim charts are combined with other analysis such as validity / invalidity, infringement, licensing support services or due diligence. Detailed element wise mapping of infringed claim is provided to justify the infringement or invalidity of the intellectual property.
Invention Disclosure Development
As a part of Invention development we provide the inventor with the prior-art, existing in the domain required for further refining the invention. We provide complete end-to-end support from fructification of an idea to prior art search to patent drafting.
Design Patent Search
We offer design search in U.S., Europe and rest of the world. Our team of experts search for registered designs on World-wide basis and across various databases including Hague Express, RCD Online, and on Websites of individual patent office (s) around the World. The search also includes Locarno Classification based search.
We provide a patent landscape report to understand the particular technology or domain, its evolution, strength, technology leaders and their IP strategies, technological positioning and their chronological changes and their filing trends.
Drafting and Filing
With the substantial amount of experience in patent drafting, we understand, analyze, interpret and draft patent applications to perfection. We have a strong team of patent agents and technologist, who work in systematic internal processes to understand your invention and deliver quality patent drafts. Our patent drafting team can expertly draft provisional and non-provisional patent applications in various domains of science and technology.
We cater in providing filing of Patent applications emphasized by a proactive post filing approach to minimize formal rejections / objections raised by the patent offices. We provide services in filing ordinary application, convention application, PCT international application, PCT national phase application, application for patent of addition and divisional application.
Office Action Response
We have extensive experience in assisting various corporations, IP and law firms around the globe and in preparing complete response to rejections / objections raised by the local patent offices. The quality of every OAR is maintained by an internal three level quality check – review of technical inputs by a technology expert, legal review by a patent agent, and bibliographic data / formatting by peers. We are committed to provide accurate technical inputs in a time bound fashion with an appreciable cost advantage.
PATENT PARALEGAL SERVICES
We assist clients in filing Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) in various patent offices across the world by uploading the references on docketing software and assisting clients in searching any citations possible on the web. This helps client in submitting relevant background art or information to the concerned patent office during the patent prosecution process.
File Wrapper Analysis
We provide the patent file wrapper reviews and histories. Specifically, we can return searchable PDF’s with translations, if required, which can be provided to you through email or for bulk orders by a secure FTP.
Our proofreading service includes meticulously finding errors in the patent. We have multi-step quality control and quality assurance processes, methodologies and deep industry experience. We do run automated checks along with a proper manual analysis as per the checklist. Moreover, we identify and report all errors with advise / comment which may be in the interest of inventor.
Our team can access the copy of issued patent and the file history documents from the USPTO public or private PAIR. Our proofreading process takes into account all office actions, amendments and other changes made to the application post filing.
We assist client in timely payment of annuities.
Our recordal service includes the recordal of change of name / address, assignment, merger and license.
We provide services in language interpretation of patent applications.