Patent Search Services

Patent Search Services:

ANS IP team uses paid as well as free patent databases to verify a patent-ability, an infringement status and a market capability of a patent. Under patent search services ANS IP offers:

Prior Art/Patentability Search

Before an inventor/applicant applies for a patent, it is prudent on his part to assess whether any similar invention already exist in the prior art. A patentability search enables to check the patentability of an invention before applying for patent protection. The patentability search report helps a client in making the final decision of filing for patent registration. Further, patentability assessment helps in drafting a patent specification in highlighting the true novelty of the invention. The report is a comprehensive search report that cites similar patents and relevant literature to help ascertain the probability of a patent grant to an invention. The report also opines on the specifics of the invention that can be patented and the scope of protection that would be granted.

ANS IP provides a high end prior art/patent-ability search report in a turn around period of 5 working days. Contact Us

Freedom to operate search and Evidence of Use Search

“Freedom to operate” is abbreviated as “FTO”. Freedom to operate is also known by the name of “Clearance” search or “Right to Use” search. This patent service is high-end version of prior art search which involves rigorous mapping and analysis.

Freedom to operate search is usually conducted to determine whether a particular action, such as testing or commercializing a product, can be done without infringing valid intellectual property rights of others. Freedom to operate is performed country wise or territory wise, since IP rights are specific to different jurisdictions, country or territory. Thus, a “freedom to operate” analysis should relate to particular country or regions where you want to operate. A freedom to operate search examines the claims language of the third-party in-force patents and is typically conducted as due diligence to assess the risk of potential infringement. Freedom to operate search report provides an opinion on the clearance of products, technologies, or processes. A freedom to operate search helps to analyze an entity that whether there is any freedom to operate in that county or not, without infringing others patents. Freedom to operate search is conducted when an entity has a product ready to be launched in the market.

An evidence of use (EOU) search is patent to product mapping. In this claims of considered patent is mapped with  product which has been launched or continued after the priority of patent/publication of patent. ANS Team is well-versed in FTO/EOU Searches and Report generation. We do the FTO/EOU Reports on jurisdiction basis and global basis. The client is given a soft copy and a booklet copy of the generated FTO/EOU search. The charges quoted by ANS IP MS is highly competitive with present market and report is highly efficient.

ANS IP provides a FTO/EOU search report in a turn around period of 20-25 working days. Contact Us

Invalidity Search

An invalidity search is conducted to uncover patents or other published prior arts that may render a granted patent invalid. A Patent Validity Search or Patent Invalidity Search is an exhaustive Prior Art Search conducted after a patent is issued. This patent service is availed only if a company or an organization desire to stop their competitors and monopolize the market.

The main purpose of the search is either to validate the enforceability of a patent’s claims or to invalidate one or more claims of a patent, respectively. These two searches are identical except for the desired outcome i.e. valid or invalid patent claims, of the search. Although, each claim of a patent is presumed to be valid when granted, it is possible that the Patent Office may have allowed claims in error by overlooking the best prior art at least because of the limited time and resources allotted to a patent Examiner for conducting patent searches. In such instances, the invalidity search conducted for the patent in question will uncover better prior art than the prior art of record uncovered earlier by the patent examiner. The result of an invalidity search is to identify prior art, published before the earliest priority date of the target patent, with the goal of finding specifications that read on the claims of the target patent. We are experienced in conducting invalidity searches in all domains. ANS Team has conducted over a dozen invalidity searches and generated highly effective report for Indian as well as overseas clients/attorneys. The charges are nominal and can be afforded by a range of client form individual inventors to MNC entities.

ANS IP provides an invalidity search report in a turn around period of 20-25 working days. Contact Us

Patent Landscaping

A patent landscape analysis (includes initial phase of patent search and analysis) will help you to gain an overview of a technology sector, your competitors or chronological developments in a field of technology. In addition, it can also help you to better evaluate the economic value of a patent portfolio.

A patent landscape analysis will help you to identify the following:

  • The innovative focus of companies, industries and countries
  • Technology
  • Technology leaders and their IP strategies
  • Technological positioning of companies and their chronological changes
  • Unique selling points of companies
  • Strengths and weaknesses of patent portfolios

ANS IP provides an patent landscape report in a turn around period of 20-25 working days. Contact Us

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