A patentability search, also called as a Novelty search is conducted during the initial phase of a product development or before drafting a patent application to ascertain whether a particular invention meets the criteria of patentability in terms of novelty and non-obviousness.
We also conduct sequence searches of Proteins, Biomolecules and Nucleic Acids on all available Structure Searching Databases either paid or free. We conduct searches in Patent as well as Non-Patent Databases.
An information disclosure statement (or IDS) refers to the submission of relevant background art to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by an applicant for a patent during the patent prosecution process.
As we know that opposition proceeding is an administrative process available under the patent law of many jurisdictions which allows third parties to formally challenge the validity of a pending patent application ("pre-grant opposition"), of a granted patent ("post-grant opposition").
It involves analysis of all the patents pertaining to a technology domain of interest. It’s a very broad search covering nearly all the aspects of the technology and then categorizing it as per technology tree.
Alternatively also known as opposition searches or patent strength assessment searches. A patent validity or a patent invalidity is an exhaustive prior art search that is conducted after the issuance of a patent.