It is an effort from our end to figure out every possible prior art that was missed during the Examination by the Patent Office.We aim to overcome the challenges posed by multi-lingual prior art searches by conducting manual searches using native language queries.The Federal Circuit contributed the most to the increase, issuing eight separate decisions finding patent eligible subject matter, with six of these decisions being Rule 36 affirmances.The number of motions on the pleadings index are up as well, by 1.2% from March, at 63.3%.A Patent Validity Search or Patent Invalidity Search is an exhaustive Prior Art Search conducted after patent issuance.The purpose of the search is either to validate the enforceability of a patent's claims or to invalidate one or more claims of a patent, respectively., may actually turn out to be a good thing for patentees when it comes to Section 101.
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When confronted by allegations of patent infringement, proof of invalidity based on prior art is the first line of defense.
Some of the largest law firms and corporations in the U. have commissioned Prior Art to conduct a Patent Invalidity Search.
Invalidation/Validation Searches are exhaustive prior art search conducted after the grant of patent to either validate the enforce-ability of the granted claims made by a patent or to invalidate one or more claims of a competitor’s patent.
The methods and resources adopted for Validity / Invalidity searches are same with the only difference being the results generated (valid or invalid patent claims).