SciTech Patent Art works closely with many IP analysts and managers in corporates as well as law firms. We conduct patentability searches, invalidation searches, freedom-to-operate searches, patent prosecution and prosecution tracking services. Since the searches conducted have legal implications, the rigor expected by these clients is high. To match the client expectations, SPA’s analysts go through extensive search training in multiple database usage, keyword identification, class-code identification, and search strategy development. In a typical year, SPA analysts conduct more than 1,000 highly targeted searches for patent professionals.
Services recommended for Patent Professionals include:
Freedom to operate assessment before launching a new product / service in a new market;
Landscape search before embarking on a new research development program;
Patent alerts to keep a watch how competitors, customers and other peripheral players are adopting their technologies to meet market needs;
Legal status reviews for tracking patent prosecution in specific technologies across various jurisdictions;
Patent validity / opposition search to understand the strength of a patent, i.e., whether or not the patent is defendable in a court if litigation arises;Non-patent literature search to search journals, trade publications, press releases, and other sources; Competitive monitoring for understanding the latest technological developments of competitors, new product launches, technical collaboration announcements, joint venture partnerships, and so on;
Patentability assessment to enable gaining protection of an invention; or
Evidence of use analysis to detect potential infringements or to identify potential licensing opportunities.