In the world of materials, she is but an infant Sparked into existence by bright minds Seemed to have occurred in an instant She then opened vistas by breaking many binds
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Patent Searching - Methods And Techniques Used By Professional Searchers

Patent database searching is an important aspect of any technical innovation and development today. It is estimated that over a million patents are being published annually, of which more than 90% are not available in any other form of publication. The information contained within the patent documents is highly technical in nature and that is also of great relevance business and commerce.
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The Risk of Filing Informal Drawings

It is said that nothing travels faster than light, but this is untrue; the speed of business is slightly faster than the speed of light. In the light-speed rush to bring a new product to the market, inventors often wish to file what are called “informal” drawings as part of their patent application, i.e. drawings that may be hand sketches, or low quality images of, say, micrographs if the patent relates to life sciences. “Informals” are drawings which communicate important elements of the...
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Patent Filings Rising Over the Top – Other side of the coin

The flow of patent applications filings in the recent years has been quite strong. This communicates two things – there has been a surge in global inventions and an increase in intellectual property rights awareness. There is an old saying ‘every coin has two sides’. Today, a patent is not only an exclusive limited period right to practice an invention, but also an asset used by companies to gain competitive advantage in the market.
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Freedom to Operate Search Details

A Freedom to operate (FTO) search is also known as ‘Freedom to practice’ (FTP) or ‘Product clearance’ search. As the name suggests, a freedom to operate search is a search type that attorneys use to create an opinion that claims you the future patent holder are free from all legal obstacles to commercialize your product in a particular country or geographical region.
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America Invents Act

The long awaited reforms to embetter the patent system were realized by the America Invents Act (AIA). The act was signed into law by President Obama on the 16th of September, 2011. According to a White House press release published on the same day, AIA will help businesses and inventors in the following ways:
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Patent Infringement Analysis and Patent Mapping

Since we analyze patents for many different reasons to suit various needs of our clients, there really isn’t one definition for what Patent Analysis. Based on the end requirement and the scope, we come out with the best possible process for a patent analysis that meets your overall requirements.
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What is Patentability Search

It is imperative for someone who seeks patent protection to understand the scope of the invention to be patented, whether it is new or known, whether it has some economical benefit in comparison to the available arts. It is essential to conduct a search that includes all the below categories to get a feel of whether the invention is novel and can be patented before proceeding to file a patent.
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Patent Validity Search Requirements

Before going deep into why patent validity searches are required, let’s first discuss the concept of Validity of a patent. Patents are issued by the patent office based on the interpretation of the claims of the invention and their comparison with the closest referenced patents identified.
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