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IPCalculus - Patent Search

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IPCalculus : Innovative companies quickly come up against intellectual property rights belonging to others. IPCalculus' information searches can give you the basis you need for strategic decision‐making in the following cases:
Prior Art Search, Novelty Search, Infringement Search, Invalidation Search and office action

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IPCalculus - Patent Search

  1. 1. Freedom to Operate Search Freedom to operate search - prior launching of the product Description Freedom-to-operate, abbreviated as "FTO", is usually Workflow used to mean determining whether a particular action, •Documents recieved from the client such as testing or commercialising a product, can be done •Review of documents and background search on 1 Internet/Scientific literature libraries without infringing valid intellectual property rights of others. A freedom to operate search involves searching •Collection of keywords and search query building the claims language of third-party in-force patents to •Collection of the documents from the search query and taxonomy 2 formation determine if the claims of the any prior art read on aspects of the technology that is to enter the •Sample analysis on the taxonomy marketplace. Freedom to Operate research is typically 3 •Client review and feedback on the taxonomy and search query conducted as a due diligence effort to prevent potential infringement. •Finalizing search query and taxonomy •Starting analysis 4 Useful for  Product launch by identifying infringing patent and •Finishing analysis potential losses which may happen 5 •Marking relevant patent documents  Claims modification according to prior arts found  Saving billions of dollars which can lose in potential •Structuring report infringement •High/Medium/Low ranked patent documents marked 6 Search/Analysis Searching prior art from around the world using reliable •Creative graphs/charts/tables preparation •Final delivery of the report patent databases and other databases of client interest. 7 Analysis is based on the claims of the application patent and technology/claimed aspects of the invention. Taxonomy is prepared by patent analysts based on claims of the application patent and then search is carried out to Results find out relevant patent documents. Reporting will be done on a collaborative platform. The results are summarized in a structured report which includes, usually a tabular presentation of the documents and references to important passages, grouped according to relevance. It is also possible to have copies of the original documents or relevant passages, in the case of very long documents. Individual needs can be taken into account when structuring the report. Format All reports will be stored on our password protected proprietary web2.0 platform; however it is possible to deliver report in other formats according to client requirements. About us: IPCalculus is a global intellectual property and technology research services firm. We provide customized services in the form of competitive patent landscape analysis, technology sector overviews, patent portfolio analysis, patent monitoring & alerts, patent-product mapping, patent licensing support, trend analysis and various patent searches. Our clients consists of fortune 50 and fortune 500 companies. Our analysis techniques and visualization tools helps CEOs, patent attorneys, R&D department, IP department to make effective business decisions. We focus on a niche set of service offerings and have proven experience in working with counsel in technology and related fields. All rights reserved E-mail. info@ipcalculus.com Website. www.ipcalculus.com
  2. 2. Infringement/Invalidation Search Patent claims invalidation, claims modification to save from possible infringement Description Patent Infringement Searches are performed to locate Workflow any unexpired patents whose claims read on the patent. •Identification of client's purpose and collecting necessory patent The search may also be undertaken by a product owning documents company to identify patents that it may be infringing 1 •Background Study upon. Our team of domain-experts does an in-depth search for the patents in various databases. We have •Claims reading and finding key aspects claimed in the invention •Query building using various keywords obtained from background/key various in-house language expertises like Japanese, 2 aspects Chinese, German, French, Russian, etc. A determination of patent infringement involves a two- step process. First, the claims are analyzed by studying all •Patent searching in Micropat/ USPTO/EPO/JPO/KPO etc. 3 of the relevant patent documents. Second, the claims must "read on" the accused device or process. This merely means that the device or process is examined to •Finding patents whose claims infringe upon the patent provided •Categorize patents according to high, medium and low relevancy see if it is substantially described by the claims; in other 4 words, the claims are tested to see whether they describe •Marking patent pdfs with relevant claim portions mapped the accused infringement. •Reporting on collaborative plateform where you can match drawings, 5 claims. Useful for  You will save millions of dollars in infringement cases prior to the launch of product.  Estimating the risk of patent infringement before Results developing, producing, and marketing a product. Reporting will be done on a collaborative platform. The  Pre-acquisition or investment assessments of a results are summarized in a structured report which patent’s strength. includes, usually a tabular presentation of the documents  Invalidation of the claiming patent can save your and references to important passages, grouped according patent. to relevance. It is also possible to have copies of the  Figure out the competitor’s patent coming in your way and invalidate it. original documents or relevant passages, in the case of very long documents. Individual needs can be taken into Search/Analysis account when structuring the report. For Invalidating patent claiming your patent/competitor patent coming in your way, we look at the independent Format claims of the claiming patent and make list of key aspects All reports will be stored on our password protected claimed in the invention. proprietary web2.0 platform; however it is possible to We then search by the keywords and their synonyms in deliver report in other formats according to client various patent databases around the world to find any requirements. relevant patent matching the claims of claiming patent. About us: IPCalculus is a global intellectual property and technology research services firm. We provide customized services in the form of competitive patent landscape analysis, technology sector overviews, patent portfolio analysis, patent monitoring & alerts, patent-product mapping, patent licensing support, trend analysis and various patent searches. Our clients consists of fortune 50 and fortune 500 companies. Our analysis techniques and visualization tools helps CEOs, patent attorneys, R&D department, IP department to make effective business decisions. We focus on a niche set of service offerings and have proven experience in working with counsel in technology and related fields. All rights reserved E-mail. info@ipcalculus.com Website. www.ipcalculus.com
  3. 3. Prior-art search/State-of-art search, Novelty/Patentability search Searching for prior-arts available, novelty in inventions and patentability prior to filling Description These searches form an essential part of the process of For Novelty searches we review the document by the determining the patentability of a specific invention. client very carefully, make the keywords and search for Here, identification of prior art forms part of the patents similar to the client’s novelty. Patentability (also referred to Novelty) search, which is probably the most frequently exercised patent search. In Workflow order for an invention to be viable for securing a patent, •Documents recieved from the client •Review of documents and background search on Internet/Scientific no prior record of a similar or identical product or process 1 literature libraries may exist. This search task aims at clarifying whether any •Collection of keywords and search query building such records exists in patent and non-patent literature •Collection of the documents from the search query and taxonomy 2 formation that have been published prior to the filing of a patent application in question. Prior art also plays a vital role in •Sample analysis on the taxonomy Validity (Invalidity) searches that are exercised in order to 3 •Client review and feedback on the taxonomy and search query render specific claims of a patent, or the complete patent •Finalizing search query and taxonomy itself invalid by identifying matter published before the •Starting analysis 4 filing date of the patent in question (Publication date in case of European country patent). It is of note that for •Finishing analysis 5 •Marking relevant patent documents this kind of searches the legally active part of the targeted patent, the claims, form the basis of the information •Structuring report need. 6 •High/Medium/Low ranked patent documents marked •Creative graphs/charts/tables preparation Useful for •Final delivery of the report 7  Identifying whether the invention talked about is satisfying the basic laws of filing an invention; it is “novel”, “non-obvious” as well as “Usefulness”. Results  This helps in making distinctions between what is Reporting will be done on a collaborative platform. The already known (prior art) and what is new (the results are summarized in a structured report which invention). includes, usually a tabular presentation of the documents  A prior-art, patentability search can avoid losing the and references to important passages, grouped according investment in a patent application if the search discovers prior references that would likely to relevance. It is also possible to have copies of the preclude patenting the invention. original documents or relevant passages, in the case of  Inventors can perform basic prior art searchers to very long documents. Individual needs can be taken into see what knowledge (usually in the form of account when structuring the report. patents) already exist in the invention's scientific area. Format All reports will be stored on our password protected Search/Analysis proprietary web2.0 platform; however it is possible to For Prior art searches we review each and every deliver report in other formats according to client aspect of invention in great detail, get the relevant requirements. keywords and search for patent and non-patent literature. About us: IPCalculus is a global intellectual property and technology research services firm. We provide customized services in the form of competitive patent landscape analysis, technology sector overviews, patent portfolio analysis, patent monitoring & alerts, patent-product mapping, patent licensing support, trend analysis and various patent searches. Our clients consists of fortune 50 and fortune 500 companies. Our analysis techniques and visualization tools helps CEOs, patent attorneys, R&D department, IP department to make effective business decisions. We focus on a niche set of service offerings and have proven experience in working with counsel in technology and related fields. All rights reserved E‐mail. info@ipcalculus.com Website. www.ipcalculus.com
  4. 4. Office Action Claims modification according to report sent by patent office Description Upon completing examination of your patent application, Workflow a patent examiner is required by the patent statute to Our team will look at the patent documents provided by prepare a written report of the results of the patent office and we suggest modification in the claims examinations, including furnishing copies of all prior art references cited in the examination report with the accordingly. exception of all prior art references furnished to the examiner with your information discloser statement. This Results examination report is commonly known as Office action Reporting will be done on a collaborative platform. The report. results are summarized in a structured report which The office action cites prior art and gives reasons why the includes, usually a tabular presentation of the documents patent claims is allowed or can be rejected by the and references to important passages, grouped according Examiner. An office action may be "final" or "non-final". to relevance. It is also possible to have copies of the In a non-final office action, the applicant is entitled to original documents or relevant passages, in the case of reply and request reconsideration or further examination, very long documents. Individual needs can be taken into with or without making an amendment. These rejections account when structuring the report. Documents are deal with matters of wording and formality, and are provided with suggested modification in the claims and usually straight forward to deal with. To reduce these necessary explanations. complications our analysts perform a prior art search to look for infringing claims and reply with necessary modifications required. Format All reports will be stored on our password protected Useful for proprietary web2.0 platform; however it is possible to deliver report in other formats according to client  Clearance from office action from examiner  Invention/novelty to be patentable requirements.  Check for novelty, obviousness and usefulness  Modification of claims usually making narrower Search/Analysis We review documents sent by the patent office and their comments over it. Based on it we suggest changing the language of claims or add/delete words which make invention to be patentable. About us: IPCalculus is a global intellectual property and technology research services firm. We provide customized services in the form of competitive patent landscape analysis, technology sector overviews, patent portfolio analysis, patent monitoring & alerts, patent-product mapping, patent licensing support, trend analysis and various patent searches. Our clients consists of fortune 50 and fortune 500 companies. Our analysis techniques and visualization tools helps CEOs, patent attorneys, R&D department, IP department to make effective business decisions. We focus on a niche set of service offerings and have proven experience in working with counsel in technology and related fields. All rights reserved E-mail. info@ipcalculus.com Website. www.ipcalculus.com

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