Patentability and Infringement Analysis Services
The patentability study is an evaluation and analysis that leads to a determination as to whether any claims in a patent or patent application may be valid. As part of this study, a prior art search is conducted. The search discovers the prior art documents. The prior art can be any patent, patent application, or non-patent literature – anywhere in the world. Our patent search specialist will keep your patentability study/opinion confidential.
For utility and design patents, prior art documents are reviewed to determine whether the claims of an invention are anticipated by anything discovered. Novelty and non-obviousness of the invention are evaluated. If the invention is disclosed in the prior art, the claims are not likely patentable. Disclosed means describes, or shows, how to make and use an invention. US law does permit exceptions. So, a patentability study by a qualified patent practitioner is advisable.
Any patentability study undertaken by Carson Patents includes the prior art search, and a written report. The report includes the reasoning for conclusions on whether the claims are valid. Carson Patents also provides a consultation to discuss the study with you, consider your questions, and advise you on steps forward. Contact us to start the steps to patenting for your design and/or utility patent invention.
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 can include a complete patentability study with evaluation, determination, opinion, and report. Contact us for a study. Or, to start the steps to patenting for your design and/or utility patent invention.
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. The Freedom to Operate study can include a complete patentability study with evaluation, determination, opinion, and report. Contact us for a study. Or, to start the steps to patenting for your design and/or utility patent invention.
Important TIP: When looking for expert patentability analysis services from a Patents Firm/Office – only a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent can prosecute patents. Contact Carson Patents for your USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner.