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.
Patent 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 … Continue reading Invalidation 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. Is my product/process infringing other patents? To determine infringement of a patent either by a product or a process, we have to analyze the subject patent … Continue reading Infringement Searches