Patent claims can be missed during the search because of the generalized keywords used in the document. Also, it is very important to conduct an exclusive search on individual key features of the product. We break down the features of the product into different categories and run an exclusive search to identify all possible results mapping onto each of the category. Exclusively analyzing patents belonging to NPEs or entities who have been active in patent litigation is our top-most priority. We document all results with the legal status, family member information, and claims which are overlapping with the key features of the product.
Many a times, prior-arts are inaccurately mapped to the claims of the subject patent to nullify their assertions mainly because of wrong assumptions of the technical scope of the prior-arts and inappropriately claiming the similarity between the evidence and the limitations of the claims. We define the scope legal terminologies used in the patent by analyzing the specification of the patent. We focus on identifying the technical gaps and scope of the legal terminologies and elaborate the differences to rebut the assertions of invalidity analysis and document our findings in an easy-to-read report.
Many a times, a claim chart is prepared by overlooking elements of the claim clauses and mapped based on insufficient evidence or wrong assumptions on the working of the product. We take a deep dive into the claim chart and identify the technical gaps between the scope of the patent claims and evidence used in the product to nullify the plaintiff’s assertion on patent infringement.
Our first step is to identify a reason of allowance of the subject patent by reviewing the prosecution history. Our aim is to search for reference, either an individual or in combination, destroying the claims of the patent. We search in various databases such as patent, non-patent, standard documents, documents submitted during the meetings, rejected documents and videos, tutorials, and conference materials.
We prepare a pitch deck for patent licensing purposes comprising market and financial information, graphical information depicting technical details of the patent, claim charts, and list of potential buyers.
We identify relevant evidence of an active product from credible sources such as manuals, product description, tear down reports, videos and likewise with respect to each element of the patent claim. We provide a detailed mapping of each element of the patent clause with evidence and complement with the summary of the analysis.
It is a tedious task. Literature related to a product is written/presented in a different style and it becomes challenging to identify a feature of the product which is not explicitly mentioned.
High-Medium-Low analysis is to uncover commercialization potential of a portfolio. Our focus is on shortlisting patents in a portfolio having a higher probability of licensing to a third party. Our aim is to analyze the quantitative and qualitative parameters of patent claims and corelating with the current market information, alignment with relevant products to determine its monetization potential. Any patent claims found to be relevant to the products selling in the jurisdiction of interest is rated as “High”.
Examiner at the patent office sends an office action disclosing any issues with your patent application. We prepare a detailed reply to each objection raised by the examiner. Our reply is based on incorrect understanding of claims by the examiner, distinctions between the subject invention and the prior-arts and elaborating by taking reference from the specification and drawings section and cleaning up the claim language to bypass all the queries.
There are strict requirements on views, proportions, sequencing, lines, numbers, letters, and other elements of utility drawings. These requirements are easy to overlook by a layman, even by one generally conversant in patent technicalities. The safest option, therefore, is to hire a professional who specializes in patent drawings and who understands the different demands of patent offices.
When the research of invention is complete and meets certain objectives, it is ready to be filed as a complete specification application.
A provisional specification and a complete (non-provisional) specification are two different types of patent applications. Filing a provisional application gives additional time to the stakeholder to do refine/extend/mature their research work and at the same time ensures protection to the invention.
To write a detailed specification section and high-level claims complimenting with potential market verticals of the invention. Our aim is to elaborate the invention explicitly with respect to other industry areas to enable the application for better and broader protection to non-provisional/complete specification.
A novelty search is also called a patentability search. Examiner grants a patent application only when it meets all three criteria: 1. Novel, 2. Non-obviousness. 3.
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We evaluate company’s innovative initiative and determine their position whether it leads to a headwind or tailwind with respect to their competitors. We consider 20 parameters spread across research, IP, market, and competitor activity to determine company’s position with respect to their innovative initiative.
We identify activities of a competitor in a particular technology space. For example, we will identify competitor’s involvement in standard committee, latest investment rounds, types of technical conferences being attended, press releases, upcoming product launches, patenting activity and document it in a graphical report.
We identify technology trends by determining patenting activity spread across the geography, major contributors, activities happening in technology classes, types of applicant, filing trends, major inventors, and innovative countries. We document the findings in a graphical report.