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A patent invalidity search aims to uncover patents or other prior art, such as non-patent literature, published before the applicable priority date for the target patents’ claims, which may render the granted patent invalid. It can be a powerful tool to help respond to litigation against your company, challenge the validity of competitors’ patents in litigation or Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, and protect your technology interests and market momentum while blocking your competition.
Patent Invalidity Service are ideal for:
- Responding to litigation against your company
- Invalidating encroaching or blocking patents from competitors
- Providing powerful deterrents to non-practicing entity (NPE) demand letters
- Completing due diligence regarding existing patents
Our Patent Invalidity service includes:
- A full invalidity/validity search report
- A claims-mapping chart citing specific passages in the prior art relevant to each claimed limitation
- Electronic copies of any cited prior art, including patents and non-patent literature
- Additional consulting and supporting sources are available upon request
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