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AIPC Corporate Presentation


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The company is engaged in providing technical expertise and intellectual support to client’s research team, with a multidisciplinary and continuous innovation approach and has state-of-the-art facilities in Patent Informatics. At AIPC we believe Intellectual Property is a dynamic, part of a company’s overall business portfolio.
We offer a combination of customized intellectual property and business solutions services to our clients, a diverse range of IP procurement and portfolio management services within the legal framework.

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AIPC Corporate Presentation

  1. 1. IP Services at ADHIKARI IPC
  2. 2. <ul><li>ADHIKARI IPC is an Intellectual Property (IP) and Business Consulting Firm that provides a comprehensive range of Intellectual Property and Business Consulting services. </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property issues are critical to the success of any business, regardless of its size. </li></ul><ul><li>Our objective is to provide effective commercial solutions our client’s business while taking care of fitting those solutions within the legal framework. </li></ul>Who We Are We offer a combination of intellectual property and business intelligence services to our clients right from acquiring, securing and registering IP rights and managing IP portfolios. Our team has the strong technical expertise to analyze and rapidly understand complex technologies and to provide expert advice for our client’s business requirements.
  3. 3. IP Services Offered <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>At ADHIKARI IPC we believe intellectual property is a dynamic, not static, part of our client’s overall business portfolio. We offer a combination of customized intellectual property and business solutions services to our clients, a diverse range of IP procurement and portfolio management services. We are committed to understanding our clients' needs and objectives and their business goals and advising on the right approach to achieve their business goals. Our team has the technical expertise to analyze and responsively understand complex technologies and to provide expert advice on clients’ business requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>At ADHIKARI IPC we assist our clients to formulate a comprehensive and holistic Intellectual Property Policy based on the background of the business model of the client to enable effective portfolio management of the clients’ intellectual assets. </li></ul> ADHIKARI IPC advices clients in the conceptualization of a substantive Intellectual Property Portfolio Management Policy that enable effective maintenance of their intellectual assets. Our track record and diversity of clients illustrate that our team is at ease with complex subject matter in all technical fields. Through strategic staffing and highly effective management of human resources and uses of technology, ADHIKARI IPC provides the highest quality patent support services at competitive costs.
  4. 4. Area of Specialization <ul><li>Electrical </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics and Telecommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-Conductors and DSP </li></ul><ul><li>Internet based applications </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical </li></ul><ul><li>Software, Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Avionics </li></ul><ul><li>Business Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Devices (e.g. catheters, syringes) </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Design Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Hydraulics </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Motors, Generators, Turbines, Hybrids </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Structures and Compounds </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>Polymers </li></ul><ul><li>Organic chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Medicinal chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Agrochemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Catalytic Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Networks (LAN, WAN, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Web-Based Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Network Security </li></ul><ul><li>TCP/IP </li></ul><ul><li>VOIP </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Reality </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>ADHIKARI IPC’s Patent team comprises of skilled practitioners with core competencies that cover: </li></ul><ul><li>Life sciences / Biotechnology / Nanotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Medical / Health devices </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary / Pet care </li></ul><ul><li>Biopharmaceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Software / business methods </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Polymer sciences / textile technology </li></ul><ul><li>Food / Nutrition technology </li></ul><ul><li>We offer the following Patent services: </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Research & Drafting </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Proofreading </li></ul><ul><li>Patent filing services </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Analytics & Competitive Intelligence </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Intellectual Property of a company comprises of almost 50% of the entire net worth of the business. Patent prior-art search is a fundamental element of the patent prosecution process. </li></ul>Patent Research & Drafting <ul><li>Our team of skilled practitioners conduct exhaustive prior-art searches across various geographical jurisdictions and record their results in the form of accurate, exhaustive and methodical search reports for our clients. </li></ul><ul><li>Our efforts are tailored to client specific requirements. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Intention of Patent Searches <ul><li>A tool for creative thinking (Allow researchers and inventors to find new solutions to technical problem – TRIZ) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Input for licensing strategy (licensing in or out) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding management of R&D (Life cycle of a technology, trend of technology change, expansion of existing technology) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Resources Management (Identify key inventors in other companies) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source of the technological information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Overview of the prior art </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Background history of a problem </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify the problem and possible solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Claims and boundary of the invention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Inventor, potential partners, competitors </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explain how to work or carry out the invention in practice </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Patent Searches <ul><li>Patentability / Novelty - A review of prior art to determine NOVELTY, UTILITY (industrial applicability), NON-OBVIOUSNESS which are mandatory to obtain a patent, thus assisting in making patent application decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to operate (FTO/FTP)/Right to Use Search - This service decides whether a particular product, process, or composition of matter can be made and marketed nationally or internationally. </li></ul><ul><li>Points to consider – </li></ul><ul><li>In-force patents </li></ul><ul><li>Geographical areas of interest & Claims </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Validity/Invalidity - To study the possibilities and ways to oppose or invalidate a competitor’s patent that is in force, in whole or in part, or to review and reaffirm the validity of the client’s patent with respect to the patent prior art thus assisting in enforcing or defending subject patent in litigation/licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Infringement/Non-infringement/Clearance - Non/infringement search is conducted to show that the product, process or composition of matter that is contemplated to be manufactured/patented/pending patent does not fall within the scope of the claims of a patent prior art. </li></ul><ul><li>State of the art / collection search - State-of-the-art searches helps the client to know the latest technological advancements in his/her area of expertise thereby assisting in patent portfolio development, competition scoping, or research decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated Examination Search - An extended novelty search with preparation of an accelerated examination report which makes possible a faster (usually within 12 months) prosecution of the patent at the US Patent and Trademark Office. </li></ul><ul><li>Design Search (US only) - A search of patents granted on the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a type of industrial design right. Ornamental designs of jewellery, furniture, beverage containers and computer icons are examples of the subjects of design patents. </li></ul><ul><li>Opposition Search - An extended novelty search formatted for opposition position (assists in submitting prior art to patent offices against other filed patent applications). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Invention Drafting specification Illustrations Application drafting The ADHIKARI IPC Patent Drafting Work Cycle Communication with patent office Filing Application Request for examination Patent litigation Support Grant of Patent
  11. 11. At ADHIKARI IPC we are fully aware that patent and design drawings are critical to any application, and that's why our technical staff provide the highest quality output. Whether simple or complex illustrations, our teams prepare drawings in accordance with Patent and Trademark Office specifications, that cover a broad genre of technical fields. ADHIKARI IPC’s illustration staff have prepared over thousands illustration sheets since the inception of the firm. Our illustrators are highly skilled in various engineering fields and years of drafting experience under their belt. They are equipped with state-of-the-art software and a secure proprietary delivery system, enabling the import and production of files in a variety of CAD and other formats. Patent Illustrations
  12. 12. Patent Proofreading Patent Proofreading is a vital stage in the process of obtaining a patent – one that is often disregarded and ignored. Proofreading identifies errors in the specifications and claims that can affect the patent's enforceability. It identifies those errors and discrepancies that can even impair the core claim. ADHIKARI IPC's dedicated proofreading staff provide a high-quality proofreading capabilities for an issued patent. Our proofreading services are follow a standardized methodology that ensures uncompromised proofreading quality that focuses on specific guidelines and procedures. We adopt a multiple level review process depending on the complexity of the patent
  13. 13. <ul><li>ADHIKARI IPC also performs other patent support services maintaining the filed patents. </li></ul><ul><li>These functions include: preparing for filing and filing drafted patent applications, monitoring the docket and sending reminders of upcoming due dates, maintaining file histories, handling PTO correspondence, client reporting and managing global filing requests. </li></ul>Patent Filing For an invention to be patented the inventor would have to file a specification and a relevant application with the apposite intellectual property office. Our Patent Agents have the experience and the expertise to draft strong, world class patent applications for every client’s individual needs. Our team’s expertise also includes drafting patent application for filing at USPTO, PCT, Japanese Patent Office, and the European Patent Office. We also assist our clients by filing PCT applications should they so need such assistance.
  14. 14. Patent Analytics & Competitive Intelligence With the growing importance of IP, businesses today are aligning their IP strategy with their core business strategies. Hence, the evaluation of a company’s IP portfolio as a commercial asset is indicative not only as a measure of achievement of the company but also assists one to estimate its potential. Hence there is a growing need for accurate IP portfolio reports to harmonize core business strategies. We prepare in-depth company as well as comparative reports tailor-made to specifically suit the requirements of our clients.
  15. 15. <ul><li>While accurate patent information is vital for any business, patent analytics particular values: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding a Competitor </li></ul><ul><li>Strategize Product Development </li></ul><ul><li>Extract value and Commercialize the asset </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient protection of the IP </li></ul>Our competitive intelligence services include: * Citations * Legal status * Global patent portfolio management support services, including handling PTO correspondence * Patent licensing form processing * Business Opportunity Assessment * Patent compliance and technical analysis needed to create infringement-free designs for the client’s innovations * Technology mapping * Right-to-Use Analysis (FTO) * On-going competitor patent review * Spotting of white spaces in technology
  16. 16. <ul><li>A Primary deliverable of competitive intelligence is patent mapping . Patent mapping is in the form of knowledge visualization through landscapes and maps. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These map provide valuable competitive intelligence on technology evolution, nature of various types of pioneering and emerging players, state-of-the art assessment, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patent Map is the visualized expression of total patent analysis results to understand complex and various patent information easily and effectively. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The patent map is produced by gathering related patent information of a target technology field, analyzing these data by different criteria and presenting results by using graphical tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>However, the type of patent map is created depends upon the question that is trying to be answered. </li></ul>Patent Mapping essentially used to: * Track the global activities of your competitors * Monitor R&D trends worldwide * Discover the latest technological advances in your field * Spot potential gaps in the marketplace * Assess the novelty of your company’s inventions * Guard against infringements of your patents * See the extent to which an invention has been protected
  17. 17. The ADHIKARI IPC Work Cycle <ul><li>1. Search </li></ul><ul><li>* Query from Client </li></ul><ul><li>* Understanding of the query </li></ul><ul><li>* Preliminary work (acquainted with technical area) </li></ul><ul><li>* Identification of Control Patents </li></ul><ul><li>* Identification of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>* Formation of Search String </li></ul><ul><li>* Search for classification codes </li></ul><ul><li>* Consideration of Date (if required) </li></ul><ul><li>* Finalization of Search </li></ul>2. Scrutiny * Manual verification of Patents * Taking out On-Target Patents * Bucketization of Patent
  18. 18. <ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>* Sheet Generation </li></ul><ul><li>* Setting up Fields for Analysis (based on scope of project) </li></ul><ul><li>* Sample Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>* Client Confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>* Full Length Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>* Merging of sheets </li></ul><ul><li>* Normalization of analyzed fields </li></ul><ul><li>* Verification of Assignee Corporate Tree </li></ul><ul><li>* Generation of Graphs </li></ul><ul><li>* Launching Landscape Map </li></ul><ul><li>* Preparation of Power Point Presentation </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>* Prior art </li></ul><ul><li>* Novelty assessment (Non IP) </li></ul><ul><li>* FTO (Freedom To Operate) </li></ul><ul><li>* Invalidation </li></ul><ul><li>* Competitive IP Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>* Patent - Product linkage </li></ul><ul><li>* Citation Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>* Legal status </li></ul><ul><li>* Allied Invention Disclosure </li></ul>Our Work flow can be pictorially represented as under:
  20. 20. Query Understanding of Query Preliminary Search Client Meeting Finalization of Search Client Confirmat-ion Search Man hours required to this stage are 24 to 32 hours
  21. 21. Sample Analysis Client Confirmat-ion Full Length Analysis Total man hours required are 56 to 64 On an average 72 records require 84 man hours; To a total of 140 to 148hrs
  22. 22. Harmonization of Data Interpretation Landscaping Report This stage requires 120 man hours; To a total of 260 to 268 man hours
  23. 23. <ul><li>Once selected, they will go for comprehensive training program. Our training methodology is integrated with Theory and Practical sessions that will enable each member to achieve their performance level that will ensure higher level of accuracy. Also, we provide project specific training to the associates. </li></ul>Our Advantage Training Methodology and Quality Assurance We continually monitor the performance of employees to ensure a consistent level of accuracy and productivity. We also see to that we maintain standard quality procedures to ensure high rate of customer satisfaction. We follow ISO 9000 standards of quality control as well as follow the quality protocol of ISO 27001 which is an International Standard for Data Security conforming to the Sarbanes Oxley Act . Our employees, who are patent agents and graduates in the fields of engineering, medical sciences, life sciences etc. have good amount of exposure and experience in their respective fields. For every new employee, we conduct preliminary test, comprising of quantitative and analytical reasoning followed by an interview.
  24. 24. Security and Confidentiality <ul><li>Physical Security </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted Access Work floors. </li></ul><ul><li>Security Guards – 24 x 365 to monitor maintenance and security. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees restricted to bring bags, papers, CDs, floppies, both inside the </li></ul><ul><li>Processing center as also to be taken outside the center. </li></ul><ul><li>Employee with identity cards only permitted to access the processing center. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire alarm systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Data/Desktop Security </li></ul><ul><li>Absence of Fax & Printing Capabilities in the working environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Floppy and CD drives are disabled on processing floor computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Antivirus with Auto-updates. </li></ul><ul><li>Client information and data accessed only by authorized person. </li></ul><ul><li>Completed data and client information are stored with password in a secure place. </li></ul><ul><li>Network Security </li></ul><ul><li>All servers are protected by multi-tiered firewalls. </li></ul><ul><li>Secured FTP data downloads and uploads. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and tracking of every other activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted Email and Web access facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Operator LAN is not open to the Internet. No data can be transferred out of the center through the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Three levels of back-up system. i.e., Daily, Weekly and Monthly. </li></ul><ul><li>Backup power supply with UPS (Un-interrupted Power Supply) and generator. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple high-speed communication links connecting our offices in India and overseas. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Data Security <ul><li>Technology plays a vital role in Quality Monitoring we would be able to set up live monitoring of offshore work which is usually critical during startup, training and quality feedback stages. We also plans to implement ISO 270001 as a Quality Standard which is related to Data Protection and Privacy. It would also implement and follow systems based on Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), which is the highest data and financial safety standard available in the U.S. today. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Research Tools Used <ul><li>We believe in using the most accurate information on Intellectual Property Law and procedures. Hence we use only the following authentic resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delphion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Micropatent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aureka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STN (Scientific and Technical Information Network) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patent iNSIGHT Pro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Commercial Databases of the various IP offices such as the USPTO, UKIPO, EPO, PCT, JPO, SIP, CIPO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexis-Nexis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Westlaw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Databases like Google patents and Wikipedia patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non IP such as Pubmed, Science direct, IEEE </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. As far as technology is concerned we have a secured VLAN connecting our network to that of our Clients. In most cases the Client would initially prefer to have us connect to a standalone system rather than access his or her entire network. A win-proxy server can facilitate this.   The Client for us to access usually provides case Management Software.   Firewalls, encryption and intrusion alert detection systems are essential and standard norms. Clients can choose from a variety of options in terms of connectivity for uploading or downloading work – thru secure F.T.P. transfer to our server that is resident in the U.S. Technology
  28. 28. FAQs…. How is confidentiality guaranteed? We have a secure work environment with no electronic media being permitted inside the office premises. All employees prior to their employment are made to sign Non Disclosure Agreements with our company. Finally in certain cases as requested by our clients we are willing to enter into Service Level Agreements with penalty clauses for any breach of confidentiality. Is the Quality of work assured? Firstly we follow ISO 9000 standards of quality control as well as follow the quality protocol of ISO 27001 which is an International Standard for Data Security. How do I know the Status of Work and whom should I contact? We will communicate the project status to clients as per requirement. We update the records on client’s servers. A Project coordinator will be assigned to respond to enquiries. How does the Service Provider secure the case information in its repository? We work on client’s servers. Our staff is fully trained to prevent malicious computer-hacking techniques. We’ve deployed firewalls, secure socket layers, 128-bit encryption, and physical card-key access. In short, the client’s information is protected by the highest degrees of security.
  29. 29. Contact Us Web: Registered Office 154, Triveni Towers, MIG-I, Road No 1, KPHB Colony, Hyderabad -500072. India Mob : +91 9908599899/+91 9393953001 USA Mob : +1 408 480 2618 Tel: (040) 4027-3000 Fax: (040) 4027-3009 Email :