Patent invalidity/validity searches are conducted to either validate the claims made by a patent or to invalidate one or more claims of a competitor’s patent. It is the first step taken by a company when faced with a patent infringement lawsuit. Validity searches are also conducted to check the strength of a granted patent while exploring the available licensing options.An Invalidity Search is a prior art searchdone after a patent issues. The purpose of an invalidity (or validity) search is to find prior art that the patent examiner overlooked so that a patent can be declared invalid. As a searcher, we are expected to dig deep into the domain to find critical prior art overlooked by the patent examiner, which would allow the client to challenge another’s patent (“invalidity”) or be prepared to defend a patent infringement allegation by a competitor (“validity”).
We have successfully handled XXXX cases. We offer Worldwide Search as well as Native Search with coverage of over 120+ countries. We also provide Multi-lingual Searches including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese, offered through our Taiwan office.
Invalidation Searches are one of the most premium prior art searches offered by our firm. We have successfully protected several clients from patent trolls and infringement suits, by identifying essentially relevant prior art using innovative search strategies and invalidating potentially dangerous patents.
Successfully completed more than 5000 searches
Comprehensive searches including file wrapper analysis, inequitable conduct, extensive citation analysis etc.
Multi-lingual searches including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese, offered through our Taiwan office
Supplementary searches (offered after the final report) to fill any gaps in the search
Global search through coverage of 120+ countries
Competitive cost options: $45 - $50 per hour
Time saving search reports prepared upon detailed analysis
Color coded claim charts
Relevant text highlighting in patent PDFs
Claim/key feature analysis
We provide customized patent validation or validi Search reports. We also provide interim updates time to time to keep the clients updated about the search progress. Supplementary Search (after final report if required).