A search is essential to know what products and services are already in the marketplace that could cause your IP not to be granted. Having worked as both a patent examiner and patent attorney permits us to provide our clients with the most comprehensive advice on whether there are existing patents or products about which they must be concerned.
A search of all intellectual property in a particular technology or market space permits the formation of a Freedom to Operate opinion for our clients. This Opinion also supports the validity of the IP that has already been granted so our clients know how best to navigate.
Claim sets form the metes and bounds of any invention. In order to determine whether our client should enforce their IP, or to answer a question of infringement from an outside competitor, a complete review of each element of every claim against the IP of any competitor must be done.
The results will permit clients to determine when enforcement actions may be required, or will allow them to refute any question of infringement assessed against them.