Patent Invalidity/Validity Search
Patent invalidity (or validity) search is conducted to recognize patent and non-patent documents which may challenge the novelty and inventiveness of a specific patent claim. This helps render other similar patent applications to be filed and help establish integrity of a patent portfolio which may be useful for licensing or commercialization .
Patent Invalidity/validity search requires extensive research of prior arts to establish any challenges or question the novelty or the non-obviousness of a patent. The search reports contain the details of the potential patent and non-patent literature and mapping of competitor’s claims.
For invalidity/validity search, our experts make sure that any prior litigation and post-grant associated claim construction, as well as the prosecution historical cases, are evaluated to ensure that those claim elements are searched in the relevant interpretation and scope.
While performing invalidity/validity search, we focus on:
- Making an accurate understanding of the technology of the patent and claims.
- Accurately defining the novel aspects of the patent based on the speculation and file history.
- Validating the prior art as per the respective regional law.