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DPA Solutions offers a variety of patent search and analytics services. Our services help patent attorneys, scientists, and strategic decision makers to improve their work outputs significantly, a key way to improve the efficiency of law firms and research centers.

DPA Solutions offers the following services with the highest client’s satisfaction.

1. Patentability Search / Novelty Search

2. Freedom-to-Operate / Right-to-Operate / Clearance Search

A patentability search helps to understand the novelty, non-obviousness, and utility of a new invention accurately. It is conducted at an early stage of product development as well as before filing a new patent application. A patentability search also helps for the following a) patent drafting – to clearly define the scope of an invention b) to understand the competition and market and c) to avoid costly later infringement lawsuits.

An FTO search helps to understand the business rights of a patent assignee to produce, sell or market his invention in the jurisdictions of interest. During an FTO search all elements of claims are carefully scrutinized. An FTO search also helps for the following a) to invent an alternative or modify the existing if a blocking patent is identified b) to find a business partner – licensing c) to save process optimization and production costs.

3. Infringement & Evidence of Use (EoU) Search

4. Invalidity Search & Validity Search

An infringement & EoU search helps to find probable infringer companies which make, use, or sell a patented invention without obtaining valid license from the patent assignee. The use refers to commercial use to constitute a patent infringement. An infringement search also helps for the following a) claim amendments during patent prosecution b) patent monetization and c) patent pruning.

An invalidity search helps to identify suitable prior arts that may be used alone or in combination with other prior arts to invalidate one or more claims of a patent under patent litigation. Also, an invalidity or opposition search helps to assess the strength of patents and its useful in patent licensing or cross-licensing. On the other hand, a validity search aims at validating the enforceability of a patent claims.

5. Chemical Structure Search & Reactions Search

6. Markush Structure Search

A chemical structure search helps to identify identical or similar chemical structures. Chemical structure search can be classified into a) exact structure search b) family structure search c) substructure search, and d) fragments search. A reaction search provides details about reactants, reagents, products, yields, etc. Chemical structure and reaction searches are widely used in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, polymer, and biotech industries.

A Markush structure search helps to identify similar generic chemical structures or fragments. A Markush structure is a generic chemical structure frequently used in pharmaceutical and chemical patents to enhance the scope of patent claims. A Markush structure can have variations in the following a) substituents or R-Groups b) point or position of attachment c) atoms d) homology and e) number of repeating units.

7. Patent Landscape and Competitive Intelligence Study

8. Patent Monitoring / Patent Alerting

A patent landscape analysis is useful to understand the recent developments in your industry and domain. It provides you details about

a) different aspects of the technology

b) crowded and opportunity research areas

c) patenting trend and innovation hotspots

d) key competitors, key inventors and

e) influential patents based on citation analysis. Results are represented as charts and graphs to get actionable business intelligence.

Patent monitoring or patent alerting helps researchers and patent professionals to be up-to-date with the recent developments in their industry. Approved search strings are run at regular intervals (weekly,    bi-weekly, monthly, etc.), and the search results are screened for relevancy. Relevant results are classified as per the approved taxonomy and shared with comments. Patent alerts can be classified into

a)Technology Alerts: Provides you details about recent developments in a particular technology.

b)Competitor Alerts: Provides you details about the patenting and research activities of your competitors.

c)Legal Status Alerts: Provides you details about patent grants, amendments, patent term extension / SPC, patent expiry, licensing, etc.