A Patent Invalidation Search invalidates the claim(s) of a patent citing Prior Art overlooked during patent examination. The invalidation search is useful during the course of a patent grant, patent litigation and before patent licensing.
IPpro conducts an exhaustive research of Prior Art in patent and non-patent databases to prepare reports that will assist patent attorneys during patent litigation. Our invalidation search report contains the search summary and mapping of the relevant references. It also helps clients decide on licensing patented technology.
Patent Application including claims, specifications, and drawing
Freedom-To-Operate (FTO) or Practice Analysis identifies potential IP barriers. It helps organizations devise an effective IP strategy.
IPpro performs FTO analysis to help clients find opportunities and mitigate risks before the commercialization of a product or technology in a specific market or geographical jurisdiction. During an FTO analysis, we search existing, expired, and pending patents relevant to the product/technology in a specific country or region of interest.
Region or country of interest
Product / Technology claims, specifications
Landscape analysis provides an up-to-date, in-depth view of a technology domain. The process involves identifying relevant patent portfolio in the domain of interest and extracting the most useful information to gain competitive intelligence and identify critical conflicts.
IPpro develops a taxonomy basis the understanding of the specific technology domain. The ensuing patent portfolio search results in relevant references. It is later categorized as per the taxonomy and used to depict the trends in that technology domain.
Technology domain/sub-domain of interest
List of Competitors
State of the art search helps identify the existing patented technologies built to resolve a technical issue. It is also utilized to identify key competitors in a specific domain to gauge their research strategies.
IPpro conducts state of the art patent search to help organizations venture into new fields and/or get solid research direction. We prepare a comprehensive report of the analysis and categorization of all relevant patents in that technical field of interest. It guarantees clarity and confidence.
Technical field of interest
Problem area identified
IP Due Diligence reveals the quality of the patent portfolio and its underlying conflicts. It helps organizations make decisions regarding their IP assets and patent protection strategy. It also directs investors and organizations to relook at their IP strategy during important transactions like Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).
IPpro assists independent IP lawyers, law firms, PE / VC investors, and in-house counsels to analyze the patent portfolio of a company (for M&A) to determine compliance with the procedural requirements of a particular patent office. We also identify possible IP opportunities for licensing, patent valuation, and IP portfolio benchmarking.