It is a prerequisite that an invention be novel in order to be granted a Patent. It is always advisable to conduct a thorough search for prior art with respect to any invention, before filing an application for Patent. A substantial proof for novelty and Non-Obviousness are key parameters in determining the patentability of an invention.
Patent Validation Search
To ensure that your Patent survives any possible litigation and to withstand a potential infringement threat, it is an important requirement to invalidate a patent that hinders the validity and enforceability of your Patent. We support our Clients in challenging possible infringement suits by citing valid prior art claims.
Patent Infringement Search
Finding a valid Patent in a given territory and assessing whether a product infringes on the patented technology is of utmost significance. A well-executed search strategy identifies whether any product/invention is infringing your Patent and also identifies whether there are any blocking patents that hamper the freedom of your technology.
Freedom to Operate Search is also termed as “Clearance Search” or “Right to Use Search”. Freedom to Operate Search is indispensable to ensure that invented product or proposed technology do not infringe on claims of an in-force patent in order to avoid complex litigation. A comprehensive FTO report also helps you to design your R&D programs and find alternate dispute resolutions.
Patent watches keep track of new patent documents including published patent applications and granted patent in different countries on a periodic basis. At Prometheus, we do technology related patent watches and/or competitor based patent watches.
Patent landscaping analysis provides an overview of state-of-art related to a particular technology in a graphic manner. The Bibliographic data as well the technical part of the patent documents are analyzed to provide meaningful and decipherable data for the clients.
Patent Due Diligence
Patent Due diligence can prevent costly mistakes during patent acquisition process. Our due diligence reports that are individualized to suit client’s needs, study the validity and enforceability of patents by looking into the technological strength of the patent as well as the prosecution history of the patent.
Patent citation analysis is a bibliometric method used to analyze forward and backward citations of a single patents or a group of patents. The analysis report visually represents relationship between patents in terms of cited patents or citing patents.
Evidence of use Analysis
Evidence of use (EoU) analysis is valuable in proving that a product or a service infringes different claims of valid patent(s). The analysis report can also be utilized for asserting one’s patent rights. EoU reports provide extra leverage to negotiations for licensing or other business transactions.