Patent Search Mapping & Analysis

Introduction

Patents are now being considered as one of the major source of technological and competitive information. In the highly competitive business environment , Patents are an important source of technological intelligence that companies can use to gain strategic advantage, and also to avoid possible infringement problems and assess patentability of the inventions.

Patents contain a lot of information and it’s an individual’s perspective on how they can effectively use this huge information source for various technological and competitive insights. A continuous research is indeed essential to derive methods, techniques and tools to efficient patent analysis and mapping.

K&K has a team of Patent Search-Mapping Analysts, which includes experts from varied technology backgrounds and have advanced educational qualifications. K&K customizes the search strategy for each client based on the underlying objective of conducting the search. Our Search-Mapping and Analysis services include:

Patentability Search

A patent is worthless if it does not fulfill patentability criterions such as a Novelty and Non-obviousness. Conducting Patent Search-Mapping can help identify, search, and analyze patent related data, which can help the inventor/representative understand the probability of getting a patent. We keep ourselves updated on the recent changes which are establishing a clearer scope of ‘obviousness’ and ‘novelty’, and base our Search Strategies to reflect such changes.

Freedom to Operate Search

Freedom to Operate Searches offer a Product-to-Patent Mapping and involves Searching Active/Live Patents that overlap with the Key Features of the Product. K&K offers a proven competence in conducting such FTO Searches and delivering relevant results with an exclusive section for Key Feature Mapping.

Infringement and Invalidation Search and Analysis

Infringement searches are post grant searches conducted to make sure that nobody without your consent makes, uses, or sells your non-terminated patented invention. Invalidation searches, on the other hand, aim at finding documents that challenge validity of a patent, where such documents were not found at the prior art search performed at the patent office. Therefore, validity search is conducted to determine whether a non-terminated patent is valid. We at K&K understand the criticality and importance of patents from a commercialization standpoint and undertake numerous Patent Validity projects to ensure, to the best of our capabilities, enforceability of the concerned patents.

Our services include:

  • Drafting infringement analysis reports based on detailed infringement searches
  • Drafting invalidation analysis reports based on detailed patent validation searches
  • Proposing and partnering in development of the right IP strategy based on the infringement and invalidation searches

Patent Portfolio Watch

Management of Intellectual Property has become a critical competitive arena in global commerce. A patent portfolio watch can help a corporate understand and analyze the technologies, patents, and market strategies of multiple entities. An organized patent portfolio watch can help the Corporate be in right alignment to face various market forces. Having a strong patent portfolio can have a huge impact on the balance sheet of the company. K&K , with its experience and skill, can assist you in knowing what you have and propose what you need for maximizing the desired impact.

Our services in this vertical include:

  • Identifying and assembling specific Intellectual Property assets of a given corporate
  • Preparing frameworks around multiple patent portfolios to assist in efficient extraction, maintenance and interpretation of IP assets
  • Drafting readily understandable, meaningful Patent Portfolio Reports

Patent Technology Assessment and Landscaping

Patent Technology Assessment and Landscaping can help us understand the technology under evaluation from a market perspective. Landscaping analysis can help us strategically analyze the product depth of the technology, major competitors in the domain, IP portfolios of the respective competitors, and the likelihood of overlap between the competitor’s products and company’s patents. K&K has an expert team of patent analysts that performs rigorous data mining, data visualization and data analysis to generate a patent landscape that helps clients identify competitive and technology trends.

Our services include:

  • Drafting Technology and Landscape Analysis Reports (LAR) based on technology and market trends
  • Proposing and partnering in development of the right IP Strategy based on LAR’s
  • Develop future R&D strategies based on product and competitor analysis