|STATE OF THE ART||Identify general and background art for a particular |
technology to give a broad picture to help guide research.
|PATENTABILITY / NOVELTY||Identify art which may affect the patentability of an invention.|
|INVALIDITY / OPPOSITION||Identify prior art which may impact the claims of a specific patent. |
Helps remove blocking patents or establish solidity of patent portfolio.
|INFRINGEMENT / FTO||Identify patents or applications which may cover a proposed |
product or process. Analysis of claims for patents in force.
|DUE DILIGENCE||Verify patent ownership, history and status for licensing, |
M&A, IPO,etc. May be combined with validity studies.
|ACCELERATED EXAMINATION||Follows USPTO-compliant search procedures for accelerated |
patent application examinations.
|INVENTOR, AUTHOR, ASSIGNEE||Identify references to a particular inventor, author, |
assignee or affiliate.
|COLLECTION||‘Collect’ prior art in a particular area of technology. |
Useful for gap analysis and directing research.
|DESIGN||Search of existing design patents to determine distinctiveness |
for design registration strategy purposes.
|NON-PATENT LITERATURE||Identify prior art via scientific journals, research publications, |
university theses, and other relevant sources.
|TECH & PATENT WATCH||Monitor new patent activity or status changes to existing patents, |
or track latest technology developments.
|BIOMEDICAL||Non-patent literature searching for the pharmaceutical industry |
directed towards safety, clinical, regulatory, and other areas.
|OTHER SEARCH TYPES||Other searches for specific purposes not listed above.|
|VALIDITY ULTIMATE™||For projects that demand the deepest level of |
information discovery and validity research possible.
|PATENT MAPPING||Shows the patent landscape, trends and gaps in patent coverage, and interconnections between patents. Helps guide R&D and patent strategy.|
|COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE||Identify CI and business information (financial, organizational, |
statistical, commercial, etc.) for technology based organizations.
|ALERT AUDIT & ANALYSIS||Review of departmental or companywide alerting needs. Implementation |
of streamlined, tailored solutions to deliver relevant and timely updates.
|AUTHOR TRACING||Specialized investigation of publications written by an author or |
scientist, extending to associated individuals or organizations.
|CUSTOM PROJECTS||Search expertise for specific patent and non-patent literature search challenges and needs.|
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