Patent Application Filing Procedure-Process in India
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7 Step Strategy for Preliminary Patent Searches

This article provides a 7 step strategy for searching and evaluating relevant prior-art or any publication that discloses the invention for which a patent is to be filed.

1). The First and the most important step is to Brainstorm Terms that describe your invention. Begin by analysing and describing in written the purpose, composition and use of invention. Note down the important keywords and synonyms of words that describe the invention.

2). The second step involves identification of relevant Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) using the keywords identified in the previous step from the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) Website Search Feature. Go to the USPTO Home Page and enter “CPC scheme (Key words describing invention)” on the top right search box and scan the results thus obtained.

In the following example we have identified the CPC scheme for shape (contour and architect are its synonyms used).

Look for the relevant results from the list obtained. If no relevant search reults are obtained repeat the step using other keywords & their synonyms identified in the previous step.

 

3). In the Third step verify the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) identified in the previous step by reviewing the definitions. CPCs are hyperlinked to a CPC classification definition. Definitions are helpful in establishing you have determined the most relevant classification.

4). Retrieve and Review all the patent applications assigned to the most relevant CPC classification. Focus on the abstract and representative drawings on the front page of the patent applications and narrow down the most relevant patent applications.

5). Conduct In-depth review of patents selected based on their front page information for similarity to your own invention paying close attention to the claims, additional drawings and specifications. References cited in the previously identified Patents may lead you to additional relevant patents.

6). Retrieve and Review in depth all the published patent applications under the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) previously identified for similarity to the invention paying close attention to claims, drawings and specifications of the patent.

7.   After completion of the preliminary search you may broaden your search based upon available time and resources. You may broaden your search by identifying International Patent Classification (IPCs)U.S. Patent Classification (USPC). Rerun your search using Espacenet, IPIndia and WIPO. Since inventions can be publicly disclosed in a variety of non-patent literature and electronic publications, you can choose to search books, journals, websites, technical catalogs and conference proceedings as well.

You may choose to hire a registered patent attorney or patent agent to review your search and conduct a follow-up search of his/her own.For further information on patents and patent filling in India connect with our highly skilled and experienced patent lawyers and IP strategists.

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Freedom to operate: clearance for technology, patents and innovation
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FREEDOM TO OPERATE SERVICE CLEARANCE PATENT SEARCH


Transformation Of YOUR Intellectual MIND IN TANGIBLE FORMAT

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

“FTO” Freedom to Operate, is a patent research service provided by TCIS, India which enables the INVENTOR to proceed with research, development and commercialization of “YOUR” product without infringing the intellectual property rights of others. We believe that getting legal opinion by patent attorney on any technology before launching is the need of the HOUR.

FREEDOM TO OPERATE

Freedom to Operate (FTO) patent searches help the technology enterprise to obviate patent litigation in court of law. 

Minimum risk of infringing the unlicensed intellectual property rights (IPR) and tangible property rights (TPR) of others.

Freedom to Operate (FTO) is commonly known as Clearance patent searches which helps the individual inventors, enterprise and Fortune 100 companies to  identify potential patent barriers that prevents them from launching their innovative technology in the market. For example, if the business product launch is in India then patent research has to be performed in Indian Patent office.

REMEMBER PATENT RIGHTS ARE TERRITORIAL IN NATURE.

CLEARNCE SEARCHES

It helps a company / individual inventor to commercialize their business product in a country by analyzing and searching patent literature invariably cited for issued or pending patents.

 

Legal opinion by a patent lawyer in India:  Aims at providing a legal opinion from the Indian Patent Attorney as to whether the technology in question is infringing or copying few elements of the patented invention or whether a product, process or service may be considered to infringe any patent(s) owned by others.

 

WHY KNOWING THE LEGAL STATUS OF THE IDENTIFIED PATENT IMPORTANT BEFORE ENTERING THE MARKET?

The legal status of the  patent can be abandoned in many cases even though the identified patent results are close to the technology. In such cases, one is free to use that technology.

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Getting your MARKET ENTRY and FREEDOM TO OPERATE strategy reviewed by our patent professionals who have 12++ years of experience. We at TCIS, India provide in-depth patent search services by patent search outsourcing India team of patent strategists who are experts and have experience in performing more than 2200+ patent searches.

Our patent attorneys provides legal opinion on market potential of an Invention and have been providing  opinion to various law firms over various complex and core technological inventions.

Our technological experts provide their assistance to gain a clear perspective over technical as well as market difficulties that Your PATENT may face while launching and entering into a country.

Our team of Indian Patent attorneys and researchers conduct Intellectual Property due diligence, research and analysis on foreign technologies on behalf of our international clients who want to enter India. It is very important for any product, device to get clearance search and freedom to operate in India before entering the INDIAN market.  

We at Tech Corp International Strategist, TCIS help you determine whether your product infringes the patent rights of another company in India.

Your need of an hour is to know what types of patents are existing in India  or YOUR technology and what might prevent you from testing or marketing your products in Indian marketPerforming Freedom to operate (FTO) patent search is an important checklist from Market Entry Strategy.

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