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Services 2017-10-02T17:53:33+00:00

Over Three Decades of Intellectual Property Expertise

Global Prior Art has the experience to understand our clients’ individual needs and tailor customized search strategies and deliverables to support their critical intellectual property cases. Each of our specific services leverages our understanding of the requirements and drivers behind our client’s goals. We work collaboratively and transparently with our clients to successfully execute each project. We combine the technical expertise of our world-class analysts with our proven search techniques to consistently identify critical documents for our clients. For leading law firms, companies and universities, we provide the right strategic search partner to complement their internal strengths.

Our range of services covers a broad spectrum from prior art searching in support of litigation and IP due diligence to IP Landscape analysis for competitive intelligence and developing market entrance strategies. We also specialize in developing cost effective and comprehensive product clearance and Freedom-to-Operate searches to ensure that our clients are proactively aware of all potential infringement threats.

PRACTICE AREAS

column1-image1Accelerated Exam

The USPTO accelerated examination procedure allows for applications to be examined in an expedited fashion, with a decision guaranteed to be rendered within one year. One of the mandatory elements of this procedure is that the applicant is required to perform a pre-examination patentability search based on the broadest possible interpretation of the independent claims of the application. As this search takes the place of the USPTO examiner search, the quality of the search report and results is critical.

As a trusted and experienced partner in accelerated exam cases, our technical experts:

  • Are fully informed of the USPTO requirements for the search procedure
  • Can expertly guide you through the Accelerated Exam process
  • Produce the required pre-examination search report in the correct format
  • Provide the closest references to your claims

column2-image1Litigation Support

Global Prior Art is an established leader in the field of world-wide prior art searches, with a proven record of success in thousands of high stakes cases. Our combination of extensive manual searching and intimate knowledge of the best sources for highly relevant art in each technical category is unrivaled. Our searchers have the technical expertise and extensive search experience necessary to locate the most relevant prior art references to build a winning anticipatory or obviousness argument to content the validity of a target patent. Global Prior Art has the resources to cover both English-language patents and technical literature as well as foreign language documents, in the original language of publication. Our team of specialists have the language capabilities to search in German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese and French. Since our searchers are fluent in the language of origin of a document and experts in the technology, you can be confident in the quality and thoroughness of the search.

Our Litigation Support team provides:

  • Customized search strategies based on the technology and aligned with your goals
  • Manual class-based review of US and/or foreign patents and applications
  • Comprehensive coverage of non-patent literature, including conference proceedings, monographs and theses
  • Access to world class libraries and technical holdings
  • The closest references containing the targeted claim elements and technology

column3-image1Freedom To Operate

In Freedom-to-Operate cases, a thorough understanding of the technology at hand and close, direct communication with the client is critical for defining the appropriate parameters for the search and the identification of relevant documents. At Global Prior Art, our experts possess both technical degrees in applicable fields as well as diverse searching experience in topics related to the specific technologies. To facilitate communication and our client’s timely review of the material, we provide interim findings as the search progresses. In summary, we draw on both our expertise and experience to provide our clients with the most relevant documents in the most efficient and transparent manner.

As a trusted and experienced partner in FTO cases, we provide our clients with:

  • Customized project parameters that are closely aligned with your search criteria
  • Identification of patents & published applications that may be infringement risks
  • Coverage of US (and foreign) documents based on client requirements
  • Informative deliverables which include categorization by technical features

column1-image2Due Dilligence

The USPTO accelerated examination procedure allows for applications to be examined in an expedited fashion, with a decision guaranteed to be rendered within one year. One of the mandatory elements of this procedure is that the applicant is required to perform a pre-examination patentability search based on the broadest possible interpretation of the independent claims of the application. As this search takes the place of the USPTO examiner search, the quality of the search report and results is critical.

As a trusted and experienced partner in accelerated exam cases, our technical experts:

  • Are fully informed of the USPTO requirements for the search procedure
  • Can expertly guide you through the Accelerated Exam process
  • Produce the required pre-examination search report in the correct format
  • Provide the closest references to your claims

column2-image1IP Landscape Analysis

Our teams at Global have completed hundreds of detailed and high level IP Landscape analyses to help our clients successfully identify and capture the most promising opportunities. Our strong technical expertise and over 25 years of searching experience, allow us to efficiently and effectively mine the most critical information and present a clear picture of the essential IP within a given technical arena. The search identifies patents, published applications, and non-patent technical literature when called for, in a specified technology of interest. The analysis makes use of the IP data to identify fundamental patents in the space, potential competitors or partners, technology trends and potential whitespace. Additionally, the search results can be summarized using our proprietary deliverable, the Global Map, which presents the information in a highly effective, visual format. The scope of the search and the methods of analysis are customized to match your goals and needs.

The Global Prior Art IP Landscape can help our clients:

  • Better understand the IP surrounding a technology area
  • Evaluate competitor portfolios
  • Understand their IP position within the space
  • Maximize the potential of their IP and develop strategies for future filings

column3-image1Patent Re-Exam/IPR Support

In recent years, patent re-examination has been growing in popularity as an alternative approach to patent evaluation and dispute resolution. In addition, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act provides for new options to challenge the validity of patents such as the post-grant review. A good prior art search is one of the essential components in a successful re-exam or post-grant challenge. As a dedicated intellectual property research firm, Global Prior Art has provided re-exam support in hundreds of cases, delivering key publications to our clients in a timely manner. Global Prior Art’s efforts in this area have been instrumental to our client’s success in achieving faster resolution of patent infringement disputes and reducing patent litigation legal fees.

As a trusted and experienced partner in patent re-examinations, we help our clients:

  • Identify prior art which raises a “substantial question of patentability”
  • Evaluate patent claims with patent experts rather than a judge and jury
  • Proactively validate strength of patent claims for future enforceability

LET’S WORK TOGETHER

Our strength comes from our deep understanding of technology and strong IP search expertise developed over three decades. The result is unrivaled performance and impact.

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