Patent Searches

Why You Must Have Patent Search Report Before Applying a Patent?

A Patent Search Report or Patentabity Search Report, in general terms, is a search of already patented/existing patents and other available documents (i.e. prior art). It makes sure that your invention is unique and does not infringe ‘existing’ patents.  Let us first know what a ‘patent’ is.   What is a patent? A patent is a[…]

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Non-Patent Literature Resources

Patent search is a complex process and needs a broader approach. Applicants have realized the importance of Non-patent literature resources along with patent database. Firstly, we outline some available patent search engine/database for patent search, such as: Google Patents (google.com/patents): This is good for beginners because it supports natural language queries, as we use with[…]

Patent Search Companies

Professional Patent Searches: Importance and Necessities

Should I conduct a search on my own? Should I go for Professional Patent Searches  or to other patent search companies ?  These are the questions you would be facing as an inventor or a business organization before you go for ‘patenting’ your invention. One of the major factors which actually initiates such questions is the[…]

Need for Industrial Design Patent Searches

An industrial design is also known as design patent or design registration. It represents the aesthetic aspect of an article. Industrial Design Patent Searches are considered as novelty searches (also, known as design patent search). Moreover, it focus on three-dimensional features i.e  shape of an article & two-dimensional features like patterns, lines or color.   The owner[…]

Design Patent 101

Design Patents 101 – Introduction

Design patents as the name suggests are legal protection of the ornamental design, characteristics, and configuration of a utility article. In other words, it is known as an industrial design right.  It does not include a listing of any structure or any textual description of the design. Instead, it simply protects the design of the[…]

Databases for Design Patent Search

A design patent or a design registration is a form of legal protection granted to the ornamental design of a functional item. Design Search helps you determine whether your proposed design is new and distinctive, and therefore worth registering or not. Further, a design search will also determine if a similar design has already been[…]

Full Chemical Structure Search

Full Chemical Structure Search- Understanding the Basics

What is Chemical Structure Search? Chemical structure search is one of the most important kinds of patent searches performed these days by patent search professionals and if done prudently can offer tons of information to the searcher about the molecule, compounds or salts. Companies from various verticals of the industry including biotechnology, food processing, and[…]

Strategies to Monetize Patents Without Spending a Single Penny

Monetize patents could be one of the most important tools for generating revenue and if used prudently it can transform your IP assets into a revenue-generating powerhouse.  But we all agree that formulating and implementing a patent monetization strategy need a huge investment of time, resources, and energy. But what if you find some clever[…]

Understanding Types of Classifications in Patent Search

A patent classification is a system for examiners of patent offices or other people to code documents, such as published patent applications, according to the technical features of their content. Patent classification systems were originally developed for sorting paper documents, but are nowadays used for searching patent databases as well. A patent classification is fixed[…]

Resources for Searching Prior Art – Technical Reports

Searching prior art is one of the most important tasks that we accomplish before moving on to invest our resources into a product launch. A well performed prior art search increases the chances of getting your inventions protected. There are various resources through which prior arts can be collected and technical reports are one among[…]

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