Patent Research

Need of a Patent Search

From 2015-to date around 40,000 patent application were filed. But we should understand that all the patent applications are not successfully granted, there may be a chance for rejection during the prosecution stage. The two main reason for the rejection of application is either the invention is not novel or it is obvious. So the inventor has to validate their invention before filling.

If you have an idea then before proceed with the filing, you can validate your invention by doing patent search with our expertized IP team.

Patent Research:

Our patent analyst will carefully look into the subject matter of your invention and scrutinize to find whether the invention is already available to public. Our patent analyst will also provide critical legal opinion on the invention for further precedence.

Einfolge’ s team has in-depth expertise in IP information and research to assist you in specific areas of patent research.

Our approach has been carefully shaped to take advantage of our unique combination of strategic insight, deep industry expertise and technology.

Our Patent Research Services are:

Patentability Search

Our patentability searches helps in assessing the likelihood for securing patent protection for your inventive idea.

Our patentability search involves searching the prior art, which includes published patent applications, issued patents, and any other published documents in light of your invention, with the aim of determining whether your patent application is worth pursuing based on the patentability aspects of the inventive concept. The basic purpose of a patentability search is to better assess the likelihood of securing patent protection for an invention.

This search answers the questions like your idea is truly novel or not, has it already been patented, has it been anticipated or rendered obvious.Since the cost of preparing, filing and prosecuting or attempting to prosecute a patent application is substantial, the search suggests will it be worth the cost to file a patent at all for the idea and will it be worth the effort and expense to fully develop and market your concept.

This search not only makes the application process easier but also helps to strengthen the invention against issues of validity. The search report includes relevant patent and non-patent prior art references listed in a comprehensive manner. Patent search is conducted using public and subscribed patent databases that cover patents from around the globe. Non-patent literature search is conducted in the relevant technology domain using scientific databases.

State-of-art Search

Our State-of-art searches will help you to make informed decision in relation to your patent strategies.

Our State of the Art Search is designed to provide up-to-date information and progress in a specific technical field. It is the broadest of all patent searches which also provides an overall perspective of a particular technical field and is typically conducted prior to making a patent application, or prior to amendment of an existing patent application.

This search involves a comprehensive review of all patent and non-patent literature thereby allowing client to update with the state of the art that exists already in a particular technology and then to build on it. It will also allow a company to spot new competitors and to identify new technological trends. Our State of the art search will help in making informed decisions in determining the direction for steering the R&D and prior to making further investments, mergers and acquisitions.

Our state of art searches will also help you to make informed decisions, before incurring additional costs in relation to your patent strategies. This search includes all issued patent, published patents and other publications.

Validation / Invalidation Study

Our validity/invalidity searches help you in validating the enforceability of claims or to invalidate the claims of an allegedly infringed patent.

Validity /Invalidity Study are executed post issuances i.e. grant of patent

We run an exhaustive prior art search on the claims features. The purpose of the validity/invalidity search is either to validate the enforceability of a patent’s claims or to invalidate one or more claims of a patent respectively. These two searches are identical except for the desired outcome (valid or invalid patent claims) of the search. The search is restricted to a cut-off date determined from the priority date of the target patent. This is an extensive search of patents, technical publications and/or any other available written materials that may be relevant to the patented invention. All publicly available documents or evidence of public disclosure prior to the filing of the target patent are analyzed.

A validity search is requested even when no lawsuit has been filed, to identify potential attackers and/or references that challenge the presumption of validity of a subject patent. This study is helpful in determining the validity of a patent’s claims prior to licensing agreement, royalty negotiations and patent valuations. Invalidity study is mainly used as a defensive tool against alleged infringement by invalidating claims of the infringed patent.

Infringement Study

Our Infringement study helps in estimating the risk of patent infringement before developing, producing, and marketing your product.

Einfolge Technologies provides Patent Infringement Searches to locate any unexpired patents whose claims read on the product features. The goal of this study is to uncover patents with claims that could represent an infringement risk to a new product, and the search should take place before the product is released to market. Infringement searches may also cover expired patent art, and sometimes non-patent sources such as product literature.

The Infringement study can be product- to- patent mapping or patent- to- patent mapping depending on the immediate targets. This study helps in estimating the risk of patent infringement before developing, producing, and marketing a product, and also figure out the competitor’s patent coming in your way and invalidate it.

Freedom to Operate (FTO) Search

Our FTO search helps in identifying potential patent barriers to the commercialization of your products or technologies.

Freedom to operate (FTO) searches,also known as Clearance Search or Right to Use Search identifies potential patent barriers to the commercialization of products or technologies.

We identify published applications and unexpired patents (in a specific jurisdiction or worldwide) containing claims that could possibly indicate a risk of infringement by an inventive product or process of the client. The product/process features are mapped against the claim features of relevant patent references that are in-force in order to determine the degree of freedom to operate without infringing on existing patents.

Accelerated Examination Search

Our approach has been carefully shaped to take advantage of our unique combination of strategic insight, deep industry expertise and technology.

We provide pre-examination searches as per the guidelines of the USPTO’s Accelerated Examination Program. An Accelerated Examination requires the applicant to submit a pre-examination search document (PESD) and an accelerated examination support document (AESD) to illustrate how the claims of an application are allowable over known related art.

We search in all the prescribed resources and our report comprises all search related information in accordance with USPTO requirements, and organize our deliverable for easy review and ensures fast and affirmative response from the patent examiner prosecuting your application.

This search helps in significantly reducing the total cost and time frame for obtaining a patent. The accelerated examination search also proved to be useful for technologies with short lifetime, rapidly growing portfolios and to get coverage in a new technology in time to establish a position.


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