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Validity Analysis

Prior Art Analysis

Identifying potential prior art and mapping to claims for invalidation purposes is something we commonly do for our clients, be it in the context of licensing discussions, litigation preparation, or supporting practice at the PTAB. When looking at prior art issues under 35 U.S.C. § 102 or 35 U.S.C. § 103, TechPats relies on in-house consultants who are attorneys and patent agents, yet also happen to be subject matter experts.

We can certainly deliver a report for a patent search or Patent Landscape, but the value TechPats can provide is via insight from a person possessing ordinary skill in the art at the alleged time of invention. Like infringement analysis, TechPats believes validity determinations require a claim chart mapping the prior art to each and every element.

Using the chart, TechPats’ subject matter experts excel in identifying gaps in § 102 references and finding the right reference to combine via § 103. Our analysts and engineers work with prior art like figures, images, scientific journals and papers, and foreign publications that many prior art searchers do not have the time or experience to handle.

TechPats evaluates each potential project on a case by case basis before offering to collaborate.

Defending Validity

TechPats has been very successful in supporting patent owners as they defend their patent against validity challenges. Whether a patent owner needs analysis from a subject matter expert or is looking for an expert to testify, TechPats’ engineers and technologists is ready to review the references and determine if the case is the right fit for our team. Between our in-house team and our broader network of testifying experts, likely have a person possessing ordinary skill in the art (POSITA) available to evaluate if TechPats can help.

Like infringement claim charts, TechPats believes validity determinations require a claim chart mapping the prior art to each and every element. Based on our study and the chart, our POSITAs can help identify if an element is missing in a reference or there is a contradiction in claim term interpretations.

TechPats evaluates each potential project on a case by case basis before offering to collaborate.

Inter Partes Review

TechPats has experience supporting all aspects of PTAB practices, including Preparing a Petition for IPR or Defending Your Patent Against an IPR.

PTAB proceedings have added an additional dimension to both patent portfolio management and patent litigation tactics. Whether you are an attorney, operating company or a patent owner, our patent experts are ready to provide technical insight in the most challenging technologies.

TechPats evaluates each potential project on a case by case basis before offering to collaborate and our expert witnesses and PTAB support teams are compensated for their time, not their findings.

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