Patent Searching And Analytics

We have a highly skilled patent analytics team, with competence in various technology domains and patent laws of several major jurisdictions. Our IP and business intelligence team is fully capable of doing all kinds of searches and analyze different techno-legal documents. Our patent analytics service helps you extract and exploit the value of your patent portfolios and patent information as fully as possible. We help you unlock detailed insights to help you plan and create profitable IP and Research & Development strategies.

A patentability search is performed to check the patentability of an invention or idea before applying for patent protection. The basic requirements for an invention to be patentable are as follows:                         
i) Novelty: The invention disclosed should not be in the public domain, anywhere in the world, and in any form of communication, at the time of filing of the patent application.
ii) Inventiveness: The invention has a technical or economic significance or both, and would not be obvious to a  skilled person in the field of invention, at the time of filing of the patent application.
iii) Industrial applicability: The invention should be capable of being made or used in the industry.
The patentability search is conducted with the help of several free and paid databases that cover patent and non-patent literature, worldwide. The search is also conducted on other sources of public information such as non-scientific journals, articles, news reports, press releases, blogs, product literature, and audio-visual media content available online. The report cites pre-existing identical or similar literature, to help evaluate the probability of a patent grant for an invention.

A validity/invalidity search  includes identification of technical literature that may or may not have been cited in an official search report, yet is potentially relevant to the patentability of claims in a patent application or a granted patent.. A validity/invalidity search report includes an evaluation of novelty and inventiveness of the claims under study, in light of the technical literature available in public domain, on or before the effective filing date of the patent application or the granted patent.

Freedom to Operate Search or Patent Clearance Search is a comprehensive search conducted on issued patents and pending applications to make sure that a proposed product does not infringe any enforced patent in a concerned jurisdiction or country.

An Infringement or a Non-Infringement Search is conducted to determine whether a product or a process infringes upon one or more existing patent claims. 

A patent is an intellectual property right granted to an inventor – “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.
It is not necessary to obtain a patent to sell a product or service embodying your invention. Many products and services are sold that are not patented. However, if a product which is infringing a patent then the owner of the patent has the right to stop you. Therefore, the Product assessment report help to find out the patents that are identical to the product. The product assessment report also helps the user to know the competitor, technology advancement, freedom to operate (FTO), etc.

White space analysis provides insight into the gap which exists in the particular technology. The gap can be used for research and development thereby the client can come up with competing product having advantage over the competitor’s product. In general, there is no or little patenting activity is happened in white space and the particular technology drives the business by a way of innovation. Hence, white space analysis provides a complete insight into strategic product innovation and future potential areas for development.

Competitor patent monitoring allows you to keep a close watch on technology that is being developed and filed or being acquired or license by your competitor. 

We provide translations from and into a wide range of languages, combining language proficiency and subject matter knowledge with an understanding of patent literature based on years of experience. Our patent translation experts provide precise and accurate translations of patents and IP documents.

A design patent search involves searching existing patents to make sure your design has not already been patented. A design patent is available for original, new, and ornamental designs for an item. It allows an investor to create a new way to design an existing product. The design patent protects the unique design without changing the patent on the item. A design patent protects only the appearance of the article and not structural or utility features.
Before filing a design patent, it is preferable to go for a design patent search because it can save the investment or expenses of an inventor on the subject product design. It also allows the investor to make some modifications in the working stage which is beneficial in getting patents.

Knock-out search is a quick and low cost focused patentability/Novelty search performed within the stipulated timeline. Such searches are conducted in a cost-effective way to perform a confirmatory search before making any investment in drafting and filing a patent. It is a fast and cost-efficient means to identify patented technologies that will likely block the patenting of the proposed invention.
This preliminary patentability search is much faster compared to a standard patentability/novelty search. However, the search is conducted with the same precision, quality, and attention to the provided details. Knockout searches are preferred for both the individual inventors as well as for corporations looking to save costs on assessing the patentability of inventions. 
We, at Logicize intellectual property, have a team of experienced Engineers, Bachelors's, Masters and PhDs from various technical backgrounds, including Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communications, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Life Sciences domain. Many of our team members have a Law degree in addition to the technical degrees making them ideal for Intellectual Property related services.