A good search of existing IP rights, as well as the general state of the market, can be crucial for the successful market launch of a new product or for the successful outcome of a litigation action. Our team of searchers has extensive experience in performing and coordinating:
• due diligence searches,
• patent searches,
• prior art searches (validity search), and
• patent environment searches.
It is to be noted that patent environment searches are become increasingly important for companies hoping to gain an overview of a field of technology or the patent portfolios of competitors – especially when considering entering a new market. Such searches can prove invaluable in ensuring that a company starts any new venture in the right direction, and is not taken by surprise in a crowded field of competitors.