PATENT SEARCHES AND SURVEILLANCE
Patent search is a tool available to companies for collecting useful information to achieve various objectives:
- Examining the novelty and avoiding infringement of the rights of third parties: prior-art search and freedom to operate
- Examining the state of the art of a technology and the patent activities of current and potential competitors and addressing research and development activities accordingly
- Verifying the patent activity of a certain sector in order to find business partners
- Verifying that their own patent is not infringed by third parties
After the filing of a patent, it is advisable to implement a patent monitoring in order to promptly identify the filing of interfering patents by third parties.
MP effects patent research worldwide and assists its clients by effecting global patent monitoring.