Patent search is the systematic evaluation of patent data to identify/ determine
technology and commercial trends in order to ensure appropriate implementation,
protection and monetization of inventions. Scope's team has in-depth expertise in
IP information and research to assist you in specific areas of patent research.
With vast experience in the area of Patent Information and Information Retrieval,
Scope provides various searches utilizing patent and non-patent literature databases
- Open Access as well as Commercial. Scope's patent analysts are highly proficient
in the technical analysis of patents, particularly in the areas of Engineering,
Chemistry, Biotech/ Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals.
Scope provides you with research services on available public disclosure relevant
to the subject of the invention and provides a detailed study and analysis on the
novelty and obviousness of the invention.
Depending on your requirements, the scope of the prior art search could be restricted
to only patents or made elaborate to include non-patent literature as well. Also,
the output format can be customized to meet your requirements viz. MS-Excel spreadsheet
(indicating just the search strategy and relevant patent numbers or including claims
mapping), MS-Word documents (elaborating on keywords used, databases used, relevant
search strategies etc.) or in PDF formats.
Scope does a detailed analysis to help determine whether the inventive concept is
new over the prior art and therefore contains patentable subject matter. This is
intended to provide a general overview of the art for a particular invention, conducted
prior to filing a patent application to assess the novelty of an invention.
Scope can provide essential patent information to determine the validity of a patented
technology or to invalidate claims in a patent document in a legal suit concerning
infringement. Further, Scope can source the available details on public disclosure
relevant to the subject matter of the invention and analysis on the novelty and
obviousness of the invention.
Scope has enormous experience in Patent Infringement Search. In a lawsuit concerning
infringement, we can source essential patent information to prove that you are not
infringing a valid patent claim. The search further provides Proof of Infringement,
if any, on your valuable patented technology.
Our patent analysts, with extensive expertise in prior art searches, consider the
various aspects on which a patent claim can be invalidated and assist you in rendering
an invalidity perspective for an infringement lawsuit.
Our Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) searches will help you determine whether your/clients’
product infringes a valid patent in the geographical region where you intend to
manufacture and/or sell your/clients' product. FTO search involves identifying whether
there are any relevant, unexpired patents pertaining to your/ clients' invention
and then analyzing the claims of those patents to determine whether they could prevent
the manufacture and/or sale of the proposed product or technology.
Our FTO analyses and reports are based on:
• Legal status of the identified prior art patents
• Claim construction
Our State-of-the-Art Searches involves reviewing of all prior-art patents and literature
relating to a particular product, process and technology to identify the current
developments on the subject area of interest. It provides an in-depth insight on
the key patented innovations and major players in the relevant domain and in turn
assists in your R&D process.