An analysis for understanding the strength of patent claims. A patent invalidity (or patent validity) search can be used to determine the viability of an invalidity defence when facing a patent infringement suit. Invalidity prior art searches are used to invalidate a patent that has been or may be asserted. It also may also be used to pro-actively assess the validity of a patent prior to enforcing it.
- Defend against high-stakes complaints
- Help clear the competitive playing field by invalidating competitors’ patents through post-grant procedures
- Evaluate threats or build negotiating leverage in licensing deals by assessing competitive patent strength