Invalidation/Validation Searches are exhaustive Prior Art Searches conducted to either validate the claims made by a patent or to invalidate one or more claims of a competitor’s patent. The methods and resources adopted for Validity / Invalidity searches are same with the only difference being the results generated (valid or invalid patent claims). Invalidity Searches are also the first step taken by a company when faced with a patent infringement lawsuit.
All we require for Invalidation/ Validity Search from you is a Patent Number and/or a specific claim set that you would like us to focus upon. It is an effort from our end to figure out every possible prior art that was missed during the Examination by the Patent Office. In case you have been sued for infringing a patent, you may use Invalidity search as a tool to try and invalidate that patent. A Validity Search can also confirm your patent claims and potentially increase the fees you charge for licensing your technology.
Our dedicated team of professionals, drawing from their subject matter expertise is committed towards providing quality services in specified timelines. Research teams are assembled based on the technical areas of the requested search. All our team members have more than 3 years of experience in Patent invalidation searches in their respective domains.
At the end of the search we provide a Claim chart representation of each Prior Art. The highlight of such claim charts is the “Claim Enablement” portion, where we define each element of the claim w.r.t. its functioning as mentioned in its description. Our results are provided in a user friendly format with hyperlinks and bookmarks. To reduce the analysis time, we provide each reference with its bibliography detail. A thorough and detailed analysis of all references is provided which includes feature to feature mapping.