Patent Search And Analytics

Services we offer

01

Patent Landscape / Technology Landscape/Patent Analysis

“Business strategy and IP strategy should go hand in hand to strengthen your portfolio. We wide open for you for finding the white space.”

Description
Patent landscape reports provide snapshots of situations regarding patents of specific technologies, either within a given country or region, or globally. These reports are crucial in analysing the validity of patents based on data and their legal status. In addition, they inform about strategic research planning or technology transfer.

A patent landscape report begins with a state-of-the-art, comprehensive search for relevant technology in selected patent databases. The search results are then analyzed to answer specific questions such as patterns of patenting activity or of innovation. The results are represented pictorially to assist in understanding and draw conclusions or recommendations based on the empirical evidence provided.

Scope of the Study
  • Comprehensive overview of the technology
  • Chronological developments in the field of technology
  • Technology leaders and their IP strategies
  • The innovative focus of companies, industries and countries
  • Strengths and weaknesses of patent portfolios
  • 'White spaces' i.e. areas in the patent landscape where the relative number of patent filing is low
  • Filing trends, either for overall number of patents, or just for certain groupings
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We study and analyze patents and scientific literature
  • We provide the problem and solution of a patent and identify technology gaps
  • We monitor competitor patents and present insights

02

Patent Overview in a Particular Technology

“We follow the Five Ws and one H approach for our research process. Knowing “who is who,” “what is how,” “where is what” is to be a part of our routine and especially when we are planning for research. We help you.”

Description
A patent project overview provides snapshots of situations regarding patents of specific technologies, either within a given country or region, or globally. The objective is used to define a relevant technology. It informs strategic research planning.

A project overview report begins with a state-of-the-art comprehensive search for relevant technology in selected patent databases. The search results are then analysed to answer specific questions such as patterns of patenting activity or of innovation. The results are represented pictorially to assist in understanding and draw conclusions or recommendations based on the empirical evidence provided. This report is similar to the project landscape report; however, this report provides only an overview but not a detailed analysis of the taxonomic nodes/concepts.

Scope of the Study
  • An overview of the technology
  • Chronological developments in the field of technology
  • Technology leaders
  • The innovative focus of companies, industries and countries
  • Filing trends either for the overall number of patents, or just for certain groupings.
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We inform our clients on a particular technological area
  • We keep a careful watch over competitor patents
  • We determine innovation trends

03

General State of Art Search (Prior Art / Background Art)

“Working on already existing technological area is a futile effort. Our Mordor watch is continuous and never exhaustive.”

Description
Designed to provide up-to-date information about the progress in specific technical fields, a State of the Art Patent Search is one of the broadest and most general of all patent searches. For a client who is contemplating entry into a particular field, the results of a State of the Art Search results may prove or disprove the advisability of such a decision. Moreover, a client who is active in a particular field, the State of the Art Search results can lay out the path that must be followed to design around the current art.

When faced with a technical problem, there is no better way of determining what solutions already exist than by looking at patents. Understanding what work has previously been done, what problems have been discovered and how they have been solved, who is active in the field of art, and the chronological development of their work can prevent a client from wandering up an expensive blind alley.

Scope of the Study
  • An overview of existing technology
  • Spot new competitors
  • Identify new technological trends
Key Notes to Assist You
A watch 1:
  • Our watch ticks on the patent matter in US, EPO and WIPO patent databases
  • We provide a set of closely related references with the first level of analysis
A watch 2:
  • Our watch ticks not only on the information provided in Watch 1, but also on the non-patent literature (scientific documents)
  • We provide a detailed analysis of the closely related references in all jurisdictions

04

Novelty/Patent ability Search

“Necessity is the mother of invention, while patent right is the father. Therefore, this bonding has to be inquired if it is existing in any prior form. Finding a patent prior art saves you.”

Description
An invention is patentable only if it meets the relevant legal conditions to be granted a patent. Thus, an inventor can commission a patent ability search to ascertain whether a potential invention is novel, or not, by determining whether anyone else publicly disclosed the identical inventive concept prior to its critical date. Another objective of the Patent ability Search or Patent Novelty Search is to flush out prior art before the patent application is filed, which allows the patent drafter to draw up the broadest possible set of claims without treading on the known prior art.

Scope of the Study
  • To find out if a potential invention is novel
  • Disclosure of identical inventive concept
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We search patents across all jurisdictions
  • We also search for relevant non-patent literature from all geographies
  • We analyze the information concept wise
  • We will determine the public use, prior existence of the concepts and help you understand where your innovation stands
  • We help you reevaluate on the criteria that have to be met for your innovation to become a patent

05

Validation / Invalidation/Right to use

“Did you realize that invalidation can be used as a weapon to withstand competition? You can be the spearhead.”

Description
A patent validity search or patent invalidity search is an exhaustive prior art search conducted after patent issuance. The purpose of the search is either to validate the enforceability of a patent's claims or to invalidate one or more claims of a patent, respectively. Usually, the client provides a patent or patents for invalidation.

Scope of the Study
  • Uncovering prior art, which invalidates or limits the scope of a patent
  • Determine actions that violate or are covered by a patent that have not been terminated
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We conduct an exhaustive Prior Art Search after patent issuance
  • The purpose of the search is either to validate the enforceability of a patent's claims or to invalidate one or more claims of a patent, respectively
  • We look into every concept in detail, for invalidation

06

Freedom to Operate / Clearance search/ Right to use/Freedom to practice

“Commercial launch of a product in a specific country without a deep dive study of the patents is like sailing a wrecked ship. It is a patent thicket, but we do with extra care.”

Description
A Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis begins by searching patent literature for issued or pending patents, and obtaining a legal opinion as to whether a product, process or service may be considered to infringe any patent(s) owned by others. For example, if someone has a patent over a specific type of “pen” in the US and not in UK, then one can commercialize that “pen” in the UK without infringing on the US patent. Hence, a FTO study for a product/process is specific to territory.

FTO helps in:
  • Minimizing the risk of being sued by others, for having infringed upon their patent rights
  • Digging out patents, which have expired (in most countries its 20 years)
Scope of the Study
  • Determines if testing a product can be done without infringing IP rights
  • See if patents exist on a product/process in a territory without infringing IP rights
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We determine whether a particular action, such as testing or commercializing a product, can be done without infringing valid intellectual property rights of others.
  • We let you know if there are any patents covering the seed or any other product the process used to make it or the way you wish to market it or in your country.

07

Infringement search / Infringement analysis /Evidence of use

“Preserve the key safely in your hands.We help you be cautious!.”

Description
Patent infringement is the act of making, using, selling, or offering to sell a patented invention, or importing into the United States a product covered by a claim of a patent without the permission of the patent owner. After a patent is granted, one may wish to license or sell the patent in order to obtain monetary benefit on their invention. In such a scenario, evidence of use or infringement analysis has to be performed. It is a graphical comparison between the claims of a patent and a product and by mapping relevant patent claim elements to the target products/devices that were analyzed.

Scope of the Study
  • We compare client’s patent claims to specific product of a target company
Key Notes to Assist You
  • With our market research experience, we obtain the target company's product descriptions from multiple sources
  • We compare client’s patent claims to specific product of a target company

08

Patent portfolio analysis

“Determining the strength of your own or a competitor company is always a “Pediasure” for you!”

Description
Patent Portfolio Analysis is a categorization and assessment of your patent portfolio by a technology and/or by business unit, including verification of assignment. Only when all patents have been analysed and classified this way, will it be possible to make a fully informed decision about the management of the portfolio as a whole and of patents individually.

Scope of the Study
  • Study of all published and granted patents
  • Perform Patent to Product Mapping or Product to Patent Mapping
Helps In:
  • Identifying strong areas of your portfolio
  • Strategize your R&D investment with your patenting activity
  • Get synergy between your patent portfolio and products
  • Identify unused patents in your portfolio for out-license
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We categorize and assess your patent portfolio by technology or by business unit, including verification of assignment
  • We provide an overview of all patents belonging to a specific company, be it your own or your competitors
  • Our analysis may even help you to find new business partners

09

SWOT Analysis from patent study

“The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself. Unveiling the intricacies is a major step in placing one more bricks on your efforts of success.”

Description
A Patent SWOT analysis builds upon the patent landscape study by taking a closer look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that affect the value of a patent or application. Technical, commercial perspectives can be considered in this SWOT. The scope of the analysis is customized to match the intended business objective. In some cases, determining commercial application opportunities may be the only consideration. In other cases, the threat of any practical design work-around may be of primary interest. Since threats and opportunities may be considered to be opposite perspectives on the same characteristic, uncovering the threat of a work-around may provide actionable information creating opportunities to expand patent protection or to save money by avoiding poor investments.

Scope of the Study
  • Determine the strength in an area
  • Stresses on your weakness (alerts you beforehand)
  • Helps you seek for opportunities
  • Warns you and protects you
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We determine the strengths in an area
  • We stress on your weakness (alert you beforehand)
  • We help you out to seek for opportunities
  • We Warn you and protect you

10

Patent to product mapping

“The rate at which patent applications are being filed across the globe is astonishing. However, not knowing to which products they relate to can become troublesome.”

Description
The product information is pooled out by a thorough study of the patents. Later, the patents are linked to the existing products. The information on available forms of the products from a patent in a featured area. One patent may be mapped to several products and one product may be mapped to several patents.

Scope of the Study
  • In depth study of the claims of the patents with respect to products
  • Pooling composition about the product from the market study and linking both
Key Notes to Assist You
  • Get synergy between your patent portfolio and products
  • Identify which patents are strong in the operation of a company
  • Cost saving in R&D investments
  • Identify competitor's strong and weak areas

11

Competitive intelligence

“Speed and accuracy are perfect to thrive in a market.”We can jointly achieve that! It is a matter of hard work and dedication.”

Description
Competitive intelligence essentially means understanding and learning the happenings of the world outside your business, so you can be as competitive as possible. It means learning as much as possible--as soon as possible--about your industry in general, your competitors, or even your country’s’ particular zoning rules. In short, it empowers you to anticipate and face challenges head on. It is an approach to build up and analyse public information about competitors’ strengths, weaknesses, interests and intentions, for use by an organization. Patent data analysis can also be used to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the competitor’s technological position, which may be immensely useful for devising business strategies.

Scope of the Study
  • Gathering information on patents of the competitor
  • Converting the data it into intelligence
Key Notes to Assist You
  • We monitor the competitor within the specific technological domain
  • We help you gain foreknowledge of your competitor's plans and to plan your business strategy to countervail their plans
  • Helps you to know long-term market prospects

12

Sequence listings

“A consistent and complete sequence listings makes your patent specification a perfect one.”

Description
Some years later, the USPTO published what would ultimately become Sections §§1.821-825 of 37 C.F.R., at 55 FR 18245, on May 1, 1990. This notice now required that every sequence disclosed in the specification, claims, abstract and figures, consisting of four (4) or more specifically defined amino acids or ten (10) or more nucleotides, four or more of which must be specifically defined, even if disclosed for example purposes, illustrative purposes, and/or not claimed, must appear in a document called a "Sequence Listing."

We are capable of preparing nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings as per the following:
  • WIPO standard for the presentation of nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings in patent applications (ST.25)
  • USPTO sequence rules under 37 C.F.R. §§1.821-.825 published on June 1, 1998, entitled “Requirements for Patent Application Containing Nucleotide Sequence and Amino Acid Disclosures” (see Federal Register 63:104, 29620-29643)
  • Corresponding equivalent rules in other jurisdictions