Prior Art Scouting
Organizations invest in Research and Development (R&D) activities to develop innovative products. Before initiating the research work, there is a need to verify if the technology already exists and/or owned by others. Knowing about the evolution of technology and whitespace is a challenging task for R&D departments. The objective of Prior Art Scouting is to know what has been developed before initiating R&D work and to detect all existing similar developments or inventions. Typically, researchers rely on standard sources to access the information related to scientific publications, conference documentation, contacts with peers, the Internet, etc.
Apart from these, patents and patent publications are also a good source of information related to the emerging technologies and competitive technologies. Patents, however, not only offer a huge insight into existing technologies, but also provide essential information on who owns a technology and who are the major players in a particular field.
Prior art scouting is an art and requires more complex skill set. Our team of search experts frame logical strategies and uncover the highest quality results, which are on demand during patent litigation. Prometheus IP has developed d its own skill set and groundbreaking proprietary search approach