INFRINGEMENT ANALYSIS/EVIDENCE OF USE SERVICE
We, at Intricate Research, help our clients by conducting detailed searches for identifying any products that may infringe on the subject patent. The infringement search results in identifying a list of products/services/standards that may be based on the technology of the subject patent.
The search process includes preparing a list of top players in the technology area related to the subject patent and preparing a list of target products, which includes searching on company/OEMs websites, 3rd party subscriptions & various other databases. Once the relevant products are identified, the analysis is further completed by referring to various catalogues, manuals, data sheets, white papers, product brochures/literatures, etc. to ascertain the infringement. At times, we have also performed hands-on product testing in order to ascertain infringement.
Depending on the claims of the patent, another approach is also taken to see if any of the latest standards incorporate the features of the patent. We have strong experience of working on different standards including IEEE, 3GPP, MPEG etc.
While preparing an Evidence of Use chart, we emphasize on:
1. Developing clear understanding of target patent and its claim(s) in light of patent specifications and file history to derive the broadest possible interpretation of the independent claims.
2. Analyzing and creating an exhaustive list of potential infringers.
3. Performing a thorough search on the identified companies and analyzing there product portfolios in order to find the best infringing product.
4. Granular mapping of the target claim elements to the identified products/standards.
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