Strategic Novelty Search

What Does a Strategic Novelty Patent Search Provide?

The Process

1. Intake

Effective conversion of technical knowledge from the disclosure materials to patentable concepts is a crucial first step in search and strategy development. The Founders team distills the disclosed invention to its fundamental inventive concepts and intelligently structures the search effort to optimize results toward your goals.

● Absorb – The Founders Legal team receives your invention disclosure materials and works diligently to understand and assimilate the technology to for ascertaining key enabling concepts.
● Distill – Our team then extracts a taxonomy of key Inventive Concepts (ICs) for the disclosed invention to define a search strategy optimized for your technical and strategy inputs.

2. Search

Expert knowledge and methods allow the efficient and effective filtering of an ocean of patent and non-patent literature to only the most relevant results.

● Interrogate – Our team of specialists intelligently search the worldwide patent databases according to the search strategy, unearthing relevant applications, patents and non-patent literature.
● Identify – From the results, we identify the most significant art and characterize it according to your ICs to facilitate ready analysis of novelty as well as potential obviousness and freedom to operate concerns.

3. Analysis

A resolved understanding of the invention and its intent allows assessment of results to optimize strategic decision making.

● Review – The Founders Legal search report presents the 5-10 most filings ready for analysis and derives insights to guide legal and product strategy.
For each filing of interest, we provide:
– A Summary of the relevance of each.
– A Ranking of the overall relevance with respect to the disclosed invention.
● Differentiate – This deliverable allows you to readily evaluate the prior art in light of your technology and strategic goals, informing and strengthening strategic decision making.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any person who has invented or discovered a new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter may obtain a patent for it. This also includes any new or useful improvement on a past invention. Laws of nature and theories are not patentable. This requirement is outlined in title 35 of the United Stated Code, Section 101 (abbreviated as 35 U.S.C. 101). You do not need to have actually constructed or used your invention to get a patent on it. Having a good idea of how your invention is made and used is sufficient.

Our patent search services are structured to provide inventors with an analysis of the disclosed invention against a landscape of the most relevant technologies worldwide to optimize legal, product, and marketing strategies. This information will also help you and your Patent Attorney decide if pursuing a formal, non-provisional patent is a worthwhile investment.