Patent Search Prakash B Pimpale CDAC Mumbai www.cdacmumbai.in Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Terms Patent: granted right to inventor by the government for an invention that is new, nonobvious and usable Prior Art: something that is documented or practiced already before the patent application Claims: A text mentioning what is being patented Infringement: in general terms voilating a patent Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Patent search An introduction Searching the patent (/nonpatent databases) for the legal issues (/also business issues) relating to innovation Sources: Previous patents, Journal articles, Publications, Public discussions: conferences and seminars, Brouchers, Products/Devices/Equipments Purposes: Patentability, Possible in fringements, Picture of the technology/field of interest Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Search report Should Contain in columns Patent name Claims Priority Date Grant Date Innovators Assignee Geographical information & Remarks Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Patentability search For Novelty Where: Patent Databases Non Patent Databases Anything that has been disclosed to public in any manner is a prior art Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Validity search Case: You are sued by company for infriging a patent, you will try to invalidate their patent Why: Wrong grant of patent (Mostly in India) Focus on Independent claims Priority date for the patent in concern The Date Find prior art for it and invalidate the novelty Where: Any patent or nonpatent database Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Infringement search Clearance search before producing/launching a product Only on Patent Databases Focus on CLAIMS and not description Only live patents i.e. Within 20 years span Stop or take the appropriate decisions Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Freedom to operate search Avoid or minimise the risk of infringing Unlicensed IP Also Trademarks At early stage of innovation Disecting the product/Processes Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Patent landscape search Patent Mining/Analytics White Space analysis Patenting Trends Commercial Opportunities and Business Development Valuation of a company Licensing strategy Application areas for existing patent Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
cont.. On patent and nonPatent Databases Undestanding of the Domain Steps: Establish Objective Capturing Data Processing Results Displaying Results Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
Conclusion Patent being a mandatory disclosure of innovation may speed up the innovations and surely patents are a huge source of knowledge for commercial and scientific societies Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
References Handbook on Patent searches and Landscape Analysis Techniques, GIIP Google Patents www.faq.org (Last accesed on 20/08/2010, 3:00pm, for image) Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
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