American Company based in California engaged AshmarIP to Conduct an FTO Study on the Claims of a Patent entitled Single Nucleotide Variants of a Particular Gene that they Intend to File in US and Europe
AshmarIP conducted worldwide patent search on claims and identified patents or pending applications that may become a barrier to the commercial prospect of the said claims. Claim analysis was performed for all the identified patents/patent applications to determine the validity of the said claims and a description analysis was done for all the identified patents/patent applications to identify CIP possibilities in the relevant jurisdictions. From prior arts claim mapping with the relevant patent prior art, we identified that three patents filed in US and EP jurisdictions disclose all the key features of the subject claims. Based on our analysis the firm decided to withdraw their decision of filing the patent and saved a lot of money.
A Fortune 500 Automobile Company Engaged AshmarIP to Conduct Landscape Analysis for Benchmarking its Portfolio in Automobile Seating Systems Space
AshmarIP performed a high level technology analysis to identify the patents/patent applications/products in the automobile seating system space and classified them into different categories based on their potential application in seating. Global patent space analysis was done to identify key patents, top geographies for filing patents, corporations, prolific inventors, and patent classification, white space/opportunities were identified in the technology domain, and market based analysis was done to identify the size of the market, market future, potential licensing opportunities and collaboration partners. Our report helped the corporation in identifying strategic partners for development and market collaboration, dominant patents were identified which may create the largest freedom to operate risks, and new ideas or white space were suggested that could be applied to the existing business. Also, the detailed knowledge about the maturity of the technology guided the firm in making calculated investment
A Renowned Australian Law Firm was Looking for Evidence of Use of a Patent in Image Capturing Technology
AshmarIP helped the firm in identifying the products overlapping with the claims of the subject patent. AshmarIP delivered Evidence of Use reports in PPT format for easy understanding. The reports provided the evidence that the accused products are infringing the subject patent’s claims. These reports formed the basis of a concrete patent infringement against few of the companies that appeared to be using products based on the subject patent claims and helped the company to claim damages from them.
One of the Leading Intellectual Property Law firms of the US Engaged AshmarIP to Conduct Invalidity Search on a Patent from Telecommunications Domain
AshmarIP conducted an exhaustive search to identify literature both patent and non-patent to invalidate the two independent claims. The subject experts of AshmarIP scrutinized the claims minutely, defined a strategy and unearthed few patents from which one patent was selected for the detailed claim mapping. Our search report assisted professionals in the said firm to understand the step by step invalidation of claims of the subject patent in the simplest way possible and the results from our patent invalidation search report (PIVSR) became the foundation for the invalidation of the subject patent and helped the IP firm to build a strong case against the opposition.
An American University Engaged AshmarIP for Valuation of their Patent Portfolio on Mesostructured Material
AshmarIP team performed a triage analysis on their patent portfolio. Patents were analyzed and ranked separately based on the total rating score as per the Patent Score Card. The score card provided a detailed analysis of the market forecast and potential licensees for each patent under study. Additionally, anticipated licensing revenue and possible infringing products were identified for each patent. The individual Score Card further provided information on a few patent prior art relevant to the patent/patent applications. The patents/patent applications with the corresponding highest total rating score were given highest priority ranks. We used a combination of manual screening and ranking based on objective parameters for such identification. Our valuation report helped the University to determine whether a patent/patent application has sufficient viability to justify further investment.