Patent Searching

Patentability, Freedom-to-operate, Invalidity

Patentability search

Identify and prioritize the prior art before filing a new patent application.

  • Full understanding of the invention memo.
  • Definition of the technological characteristics of the invention.
  • Development of one (or more) search string(s) according to technological characteristics and querying of the Orbit Intelligence database.
  • Screening and ranking of results.

Freedom-to-operate (FTO) search

Identify patents likely to cover technological characteristics defined by the client

  • Review of the information and documents that will enable the definition of the technological characteristics of the product and/or service under consideration.
  • Definition of key features and search parameters.
  • Additional criteria may include identity or type of applicants, filing date, current legal status, territories, etc.
  • Development of one (or more) search string(s) according to key features and search parameters and querying of the Orbit Intelligence database.
  • Identification and prioritization of results according to their relevance score.

Patent invalidity search

Provide prior art documents that can be used in the invalidation  of a patent application or granted patent

  • Review of the patent that the client wishes to invalidate.
  • Definition of key features and search parameters.
  • Development of one (or more) search string(s) according to key features and search parameters, and querying of the Orbit database, including: all types of documents (patents and patent applications, scientific publications, conference proceedings, website, press articles, etc.).
  • Identification and prioritization of results according to their relevance score.

For Legal Services

  • Analysis
  • Opinion
  • Opposition
  • Litigation Support

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