Patentability Study and Infringement Analysis Services
The patentability study is an evaluation and analysis that leads to a determination (patentability opinion) whether or not any claims of an invention, or in a patent or patent application may be valid. A prior art search is conducted for the claimed invention or patent document. The search discovers the prior art. The prior art can be any patent, patent application, or non-patent literature – anywhere in the world.
The prior art is reviewed to evaluate whether the claims of an invention or patent document are anticipated by anything available. The claimed invention is evaluated for patent eligible subject matter. Both the novelty and non-obviousness of the invention or patent document are evaluated. If any combination of prior art documents disclose an invention it is not likely patentable. Disclosed means describes, or shows, how to make and use the invention. US law does permit exceptions. A patentability study by a patent practitioner is recommended.
Any patentability study undertaken by Carson Patents® includes the prior art search, and a written report. The written report explains whether or not the claimed invention or patent document has patent eligible subject matter. The report includes the reasoning for conclusions on whether the claims are patentable.
Carson Patents® also provides a consultation to discuss the study with you, consider your questions, and advise you on steps forward. Our patent search specialist will keep your patentability study/opinion confidential. Contact us to start the steps to patent with a utility patent or a design patent application for your invention or idea.
A Clearance Study leads to a determination as to whether an activity conducted without authority will infringe any valid or enforceable US patent claims for a product or process. All clearance studies conducted by Carson Patents® include a report, and/or consultation about the opinion and reasoning. A clearance study includes evaluation, determination (reasoned opinion), and report. The clearance study can also include a patentability evaluation/determination. Contact us for a clearance study. Or, to start the steps to patent with a utility patent or a design patent application for your invention or idea.
Freedom to Operate Study
A Freedom to Operate Study leads to a determination as to whether you are free to operate (e.g. make, use, and sell a product or activity in the US) without infringing upon any valid or enforceable US patent claims. A Freedom to Operate Study by Carson Patents® includes a report, and/or consultation about the opinion and reasoning. This study includes the evaluation, a determination (reasoned opinion), and a report. This study can also include a patentability evaluation/determination. Contact us for a Freedom to Operate study. Or, to start the steps to patent with a utility patent or a design patent application for your invention or idea.
Patentability Study FAQ
What is patentability?
Our most frequently asked question (FAQ). Patentability is a combination of two evaluations. The first is a determination of whether an idea or invention meets the criteria to be patentable. In other words, is the invention patent eligible subject matter? The second evaluation, is a three part determination. Firstly, whether it exists in the prior art. Secondly, whether it conflicts with another invention or idea. And, thirdly, whether it would be obvious to try for a person having ordinary skill in the art. Contact Carson Patents® for a prior art search and patentability study for your idea or invention.
Patentability and infringement analysis services, starting at – $799.