Patentability and Infringement Analysis Services
The patentability study is an evaluation and analysis that leads to a determination (patentability opinion) whether or not any claims in a patent or patent application may be valid. 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.
The prior art documents are reviewed to evaluate whether the claims of an invention are anticipated by anything discovered. Both the novelty and non-obviousness of the invention are evaluated. If any combination of prior art documents discloses 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 registered practitioner is recommended.
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 invention. Our patent search specialist will keep your patentability study/opinion confidential.
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 the patentability evaluation/determination. Contact us for a clearance study. Or, to start the steps to patenting for your design and/or utility 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. 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, start the steps to patenting for your design and/or utility 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 registered practitioner.