Patent Searching Guide

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Patent Searching – An Overview

A patent search typically deals with search/ research/ data mining which involve patents in one way or the other, either directly or indirectly. Contrary to a myth, patent searchers don’t just involve searching patents, but also comprise scouting of non-patent and legal literature searches which are linked to certain patent oriented projects. Learn more…

Patent Landscape Analysis Dashboard

Patent Landscape Analysis | State-of-Art Study

A patent landscape uses a large set of patents to extract relevant information useful for understanding a particular field and all of which is view able in a single file or a dashboard… Learn more…

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Patentability Search | Prior Art Search | Novelty Search

In simple words, a patentability search is directed to searching any reference of any kind which discloses same or similar invention to the invention in question. Learn more…

PATENT INVALIDATION SEARCH

Patent Invalidation Search | Invalidity / Validity Search

Patent Invalidity / Invalidation also known as Opposition Study or Patent Validity Study. This is often done by arguing with the patent authorities that the claim(s) of the Patent to be Invalidated (PTBI) at the time of filing was not novel or obvious. Learn more…

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Freedom to Operate Search (FTO Search) | Infringement Analysis / Clearance Search

Freedom to Operate Search (FTO Search) is also known as Infringement Analysis or Clearance Search.To check whether any product or process utilized or carried out by an entity is not infringing on any live patent’s claim. Simply, it is used to ascertain whether there is freedom to operate and invention in a particular jurisdiction from a legal point of view Learn more…

Patent Equivalent Search | Patent Family Member Search

Patent Equivalent Search | Patent Family Member Search

Patent Equivalent Search is also known as Patent Family Member Search and looking for members of a certain patent family in another country. This search is directed towards identifying whether a family member of a patent/patent application has been filed in particular jurisdictions.Learn more…

Patent Legal Status Search

Patent Legal Status Search | Patent Status Search

Patent Legal Status Search is also known as Patent Status Search, Searches to conclude the latest status of a patent/patent application are known as legal status searches. The legal status provides the information on the rights associate with the patent and especially is used to note whether the patent is in force or not. Learn more…

Patent Term Extension Search

Patent Term Extension Search | Orange Book Search/SPC

Patent Term Extension Search is also known as Orange Book Search or SPC, Typically used for pharmaceutical industries, searches where term extension provided to a granted patent (in certain countries for pharmaceutical based patents) is identified and used to calculate the exact date of expiry of a patent are patent term extension searches. Learn more…