An Invalidity Search, also known as a Validation Search, is conducted to challenge the validity of a patent by identifying potentially similar patent and non-patent literature. Businesses often utilize this type of search to invalidate granted patents, assess the strength of existing patents, establish appropriate royalty/licensing structures, make informed decisions about mergers and acquisitions, and proactively avoid infringement issues.
Our process for performing invalidation/validation searches involves the following steps:
1. Identifying the claims of the patent that are within the scope of the search’s purpose.
2. Identifying relevant keywords and classifications pertinent to the contested claims.
3. Devising a comprehensive search strategy.
4. Identifying the prior art related to the claims that are under scrutiny through thorough research.
5. Analyzing the search results to evaluate the patent’s validity and potential impact on the client’s objectives.
At Intellect Bastion, we pride ourselves on delivering meticulous and insightful invalidation/validation search services to help businesses make well-informed strategic decisions regarding their Intellectual Property.