PATENT STRENGTH ANALYSIS FOR A JAPANESE CHEMICAL COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was interested in understanding the strength of each of the patents in their patent portfolio to make a decision on their renewal. The client also wanted to compare / contrast the methodology used by SPA against other techniques. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: Based on extensive literature search, the SPA team: [...]

PRIOR ART SEARCH FOR A US BASED CATALYST COMPANY

Problem & Context: SPA conducted prior art search for a patent claiming a process of decreasing selectivity loss of catalyst used in a reactor for a petrochemical process by controlling the presence of water in the reactor. There were many references describing the use of the catalyst for the same process. However, most of them [...]

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE SEARCH FOR A SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was looking for a very comprehensive dataset related to a Phenol derivative. The requirement was to cover all patents related to the compound, its derivatives and polymers and then categorize them. Search conducted using chemical names or structure was not giving precise dataset and just using CAS RN of known derivatives was not sufficient [...]

NEW FEATURE DEVELOPEMNT FOR A JAPANESE FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client team wanted to identify potential new functionalities that could be added to Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) to make them more valuable to their customers. Contrast improvement, for example, in small-to-medium sized displays in mobile devices is conventionally delivered through a combination of PSA and optical films. The client team was interested in understanding if [...]

IDENTIFICATION OF TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS FOR AN INDUSTRIAL GASES COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to help identify potential external collaboration partners, such as Universities, Research Institutes etc. in the areas of Hydrogen production and Carbon Capture & Sequestration. The client wanted SPA to build an Energy Research Database containing information pertaining to the above. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A [...]

PATENTABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR A PETROCHEMICALS AND PLASTICS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client commissioned SPA for a patentability search related to the incorporation of certain modified polymers in the preparation of organic optical devices. A significant portion of prior art was expected to be in JP/CN language, which was a challenge due to searching of machine-translated text. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: An organic chemist was [...]