Patent Search Analytics & Business Research Services
Client Speak
"This is very good work, and surely matches all my expectations in terms of analysis of these shortlisted patents."
A specialty minerals producer, France
"Excellent report with the cutting edge new technologies identified."
A technological leader in the wind turbines industry, Spain
"From our own view in the tech transfer office, it also looks rather more comprehensive than many of the other organisations which we’ve used."
A technology transfer and commercialisation company, UK
"Excellent search, I believe you found everything – very helpful."
A wind turbine manufacturer, Denmark
"I would like to congratulate you on the very nicely done part of the report related to the products."
One of the specialized agencies of the United Nations, Switzerland
"Very pleased with your visualization outputs as part of the smart materials report."
A multinational consumer goods company, UK

Patent Searches

Patent search is the systematic evaluation of patent data to identify/ determine technology and commercial trends in order to ensure appropriate implementation, protection and monetization of inventions. Scope's team has in-depth expertise in IP information and research to assist you in specific areas of patent research. With vast experience in the area of Patent Information and Information Retrieval, Scope provides various searches utilizing patent and non-patent literature databases - Open Access as well as Commercial. Scope's patent analysts are highly proficient in the technical analysis of patents, particularly in the areas of Engineering, Chemistry, Biotech/ Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals.

Scope provides you with research services on available public disclosure relevant to the subject of the invention and provides a detailed study and analysis on the novelty and obviousness of the invention.

Depending on your requirements, the scope of the prior art search could be restricted to only patents or made elaborate to include non-patent literature as well. Also, the output format can be customized to meet your requirements viz. MS-Excel spreadsheet (indicating just the search strategy and relevant patent numbers or including claims mapping), MS-Word documents (elaborating on keywords used, databases used, relevant search strategies etc.) or in PDF formats.
Scope does a detailed analysis to help determine whether the inventive concept is new over the prior art and therefore contains patentable subject matter. This is intended to provide a general overview of the art for a particular invention, conducted prior to filing a patent application to assess the novelty of an invention.
Scope can provide essential patent information to determine the validity of a patented technology or to invalidate claims in a patent document in a legal suit concerning infringement. Further, Scope can source the available details on public disclosure relevant to the subject matter of the invention and analysis on the novelty and obviousness of the invention.
Scope has enormous experience in Patent Infringement Search. In a lawsuit concerning infringement, we can source essential patent information to prove that you are not infringing a valid patent claim. The search further provides Proof of Infringement, if any, on your valuable patented technology.

Our patent analysts, with extensive expertise in prior art searches, consider the various aspects on which a patent claim can be invalidated and assist you in rendering an invalidity perspective for an infringement lawsuit.
Our Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) searches will help you determine whether your/clients’ product infringes a valid patent in the geographical region where you intend to manufacture and/or sell your/clients' product. FTO search involves identifying whether there are any relevant, unexpired patents pertaining to your/ clients' invention and then analyzing the claims of those patents to determine whether they could prevent the manufacture and/or sale of the proposed product or technology.

Our FTO analyses and reports are based on:

• Legal status of the identified prior art patents

• Claim construction

Our State-of-the-Art Searches involves reviewing of all prior-art patents and literature relating to a particular product, process and technology to identify the current developments on the subject area of interest. It provides an in-depth insight on the key patented innovations and major players in the relevant domain and in turn assists in your R&D process.