Prior art searches and patentability and infringement opinions for a product or procedure
Products and production processes may be patented in the presence of a number of requisites, of which the most important are novelty and originality. This provision requires verification that the invention is indeed patentable before the application can be filed. We perform prior art searches for our clients in patent databases with worldwide coverage to verify whether similar products or procedures are already protected by existing patent publications.
Moreover, the specific expertise of each consultant allows us to suggest modifications to products or procedures to render them patentable by avoiding infringement of existing patents. In addition, searches in patent databases before clients begin production and marketing will reassure them that their products or procedures cannot be deemed counterfeits of previously filed patents. Prior art searches and patentability and infringement opinions for a product or procedure can be requested for inventions, but also for industrial designs or for utility models.