Patents and Trademarks
PATENT SEARCH/PRIOR ART SEARCH
It is essential for an innovator to conduct a prior art search before initiating filing Application for grant of Patent. Prior art search helps one determine the novelty of his invention and makes the process more economical and cost effective. We strive to provide comprehensive report which is inclusive of all similar patents and relevant literature, helping an applicant gauge the chances of a patent grant.
It is most vital aspect of the entire patenting process and decides the fate of an invention. It is here that the innovators ideas and translated into a document form. It includes all aspects of the invention for which one seeks protection. Hence, it is the ingenuity of a patent claim that can fetch an applicant the best possible patent.
Patent Application Drafting
Our team has extensive experience in drafting patent applications COMPLIANT TO STANDARDS of US & Europe PTO’s
We COLLABORATE with inventors and in-house / external counsel to ensure thorough understanding of the inventive and other technical asoects of the invention
We CUSTOMIZE THE DRAFTING PROCESS as per the filing jurisdictions and the drafting guidelines of your organization
We have been constantly applauded for our QUALITY of our drafts by our clients. According to their internal evaluation, the quality of our drafts has been found to be as good as their outside counsels’ and in some cases EVEN BETTER
We follow the BEST LEGAL PRACTICES in the industry to MAXIMIZE the chances of grant
A grant of patent gives the inventor or applicant the monopoly right of manufacturing and selling a particular patent. Due to the magnitude of a grant of patent it would be unfortunate if a patent is given to an undeserving or frivolous invention. Opposition proceedings are allowed to curb such instance and give a chance to the applicant to defend and justify his invention.
PATENT FILING/REGISTRATION/PCT APPLICATIONAn invention involves intellect, time, patience and high costs; hence its protection is indisputable. This is where patent registration comes into play. Registration bars anyone from using ones patents without his permission.
The sum of all processes from conducting prior art search to the actual grant of patent is called patent prosecution. Patent prosecution can be much longer than one can predict and requires a large amount of resources. Therefore a smart strategic plan is required to increase the chance of success and also make it less expensive and faster.
IP’s team has extensive experience in drafting responses compliant to standards of US & Europe PTO’s
Collaborate with in-house / external counsel in drafting office action responses
Strict adherence to response deadlines to avoid late fees
Follows the best practices in the USPTO and EPO to minimize iterations during prosecution, while ensuring the broadest coverage of your patent claims.
Customize office action responses based on filing jurisdiction.
Identify relevant competitor products covered by the patent and launched after the priority date of the invention.
Determine features of such products that are incremental in light of the invention and subsequently draft additional claims or amend existing claims to cover such features.
PATENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
With the upsurge of competition importance of patent portfolio management has also increased. Effective patent portfolio management can help businesses identify opportunities and mitigate risk factors, while maintaining and edge over competitors. Constant and proactive reviewing and management of a patent portfolio also keeps it in conformity with the commercial aims of the business.
PATENT LITIGATION MANAGEMENT
As we all know Patent litigation is tedious, expensive, uncertain but inevitable in certain cases. Due to the unpredictable nature of patent litigation, a meticulous strategy is required to assert ones intellectual property right, which requires a sound knowledge of not only the statutory framework, but also the functioning of the legal system. A well-planned litigation aligned with the business and commercial goals of an organization can increase its business value considerably.