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Types Of Indian Patent Applications

1.Provisional Application
Provisional Application is a self-suggestive term i.e. temporary application filed with a Patent Office, to claim a “Priority Date” and when an invention is not complete in all aspects. It is less expensive to prepare and file and enables the inventor to study the feasibility of the invention in terms of potential markets, distributors, licensees. However the complete application needs to be filed within 12 months or else it will be treated as abandoned.

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A provisional patent application is not examined, so its claims not get rejected in an office action. Depending on what was the problem that is being referred to as a rejection, a provisional application that fixes the problem might be subsequently filed with a later filing date

Provisional Patent Applications

As per the patent law, a provisional application is a legal document filed in the Indian Patent Office or any other patent office to establish an early filing date. The provisional application allows the inventor to file a patent application without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement.

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Freedom To Operate Search

Freedom to Operate Search, also known as Clearance Search or Right to use search is performed to check and identify whether any in-force patents or published patent applications with claims that cover the technology, process, or product the inventor is targeting.

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Invalidation Searches

INVALIDITY/VALIDITY SEARCHES

Our IP vetrans combine their diligent searching and analyising skills along with a systematic and logical approach for conducting validity assessment searches. We aim at delivering technically detailed and comprehensive invalidity analysis at a cost-effective price.

patent invalidation process patentability search freedom to operate search infringement search prior art search firms patent validity in india patent invalidation search basicsPatent invalidity/validity search is basically the analysis to understand the strength of patent claims. A patent invalidity (or patent validity) search can be used to validate the claims made by a patent or to invalidate one or more claims of a competitor’s patent when facing a patent infringement suit. Moreover, these searches also check the strength of a granted patent while exploring licensing options.

The validity search is performed by after the grant of a patent to ensure validity and enforceability of the granted patent. On the other hand, invalidity search is conducted to invalidates the patent that has been or may be asserted. 

The key objective of the validity and invalidity search is to point out prior arts which were likely to be overlooked by the patent examiner during the prosecution stage and questions novelty or non-obviousness of the patented invention.

It involves exhaustive and in-depth searching of the patent and non-patent literature search to identify prior arts predating the earliest filing of the patent.

Why conduct Invalidity Searches ?

  1. To determine novelty and inventive step of your patent over other patents.
  2. To invalidate patents when threatened with infringement.
  3. To prepare for licensing and enforcement of patents.
  4. To accurately understand the technology of patent and claims coverage.
  5. Upon receiving a notice from a patent owner for infringement.

OUR APPROACH-

We perform exhaustive searching across various databases and provide references that are relevant to the patent that has to be invalidated. Our comprehensive search strategy includes

  • Keywords based Searching,
  • Classification based Searching- CPC, IPC, USC, F-terms (For Japanese Patents),
  • Assignee And Inventors based Searching,
  • Citation Search, and
  • Family Search
  • Semantic Search.

Invalidity/Validity Search Reports

The search reports have detailed analysis of the relevant records with

  1. Color-coded claim charts
  2. Relevant text highlighting in patent PDFs
  3. Claim/key feature analysis

We provide customized patent validation or validity Search reports as per client’s requirement. We aim at delivering your search results in a customized format ranging from a full report to a comparative feature matrix, verbal report, or any other delivery mechanism as requested by the client.We also provide interim updates time to time to keep the clients updated about the search progress.

Turn Around Time – 3-10 days

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Infringement Searches

A patent is said to be infringed when a product/process violates the rights granted to a patentee by unauthorized making, using, offering for sale or selling the patented invention.

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Patent Search Services

Patent search is a search involving research to data mine the patent and non-patent literature helping the inventor to know about the existing technology before applying for his own “Patent Application”.

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WIPO INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

For national or international IP protection applicants MUST determine whether their creation is new and novel or similar to a creation owned/claimed by someone else. In order to determine this thorough research is conducted.

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Mosaicing Indian Patent Law

As per the Indian Patents Act 1970, an invention is patentable when it satisfies the following criteria:

  1. It is novel
  2. It has an inventive step or it must be non-obvious
  3. It has Industrial applicability
  4. It doesn’t fall under section 3 and 4 of the Patents Act 1970.

A person skilled in the art accesses methodologies for evaluating inventive step based patent laws.

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