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
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". Patent Search Services: Prior-art Searches/ Novelty Searches/ Patentability Searches, Infringement Searches, Invalidation Searches, Freedom to operate Searches, and Landscape Searches Our searchers are advanced … Continue reading Patent Search Services
Boolean search is a type of patent searching that enables the users to find relevant results by combining keywords with Boolean operators. Boolean operators are used in all types of patent searching including the patentability search, validity/ invalidity search, prior art searching/ novelty search and the like.
Different Approaches for Patent Searches
Different approaches for searching patent can be categorized under the following heads:
Sequence searches, and