An invalidity search or prior art search involves conducting a thorough search in the patent and non-patent literature and identify references or elements that might invalidate the patent claim(s) in contention.
We have access to leading commercial patent and non-patent literature. We are well versed with various search methodologies such as IPC/CPC/US/F-term class based searching, keyword based searching, key inventor and assignee analysis, citation analysis, semantic search, etc. We also conduct literature searches in IEEE and other industry standards, trade journals, PhD thesis and dissertations, news archives, etc. The prior art search report includes details of potential prior art literature along with bibliographic details. We also analyze legal aspects and issues which may render a patent invalid. Some of these issues are related to improper antecedent basis in claims, claim enablement issues, non-compliance to duty of disclosure, incorrect entity status for renewal fees payments, etc.We conduct searches in such native languages as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Our teams of technical experts help you to translate patents and deliver quality reports. The invalidity search or prior art search report form a part of your invalidity contentions or assertions.