Type of Searches
PRIOR ART SEARCH
STATE OF THE ART
FREEDOM TO OPERATE (FTO)
S&H Partners provides high-quality and cost-effective patent search services to its clients by combining consultant’s expertise and insights into the clients’ IP needs with utilization of the best possible search resources.
Search team is composed of people with several years of search experience and with access to patent and non-patent databases. The team can provide customized reports to clients to meet their specific requirements. A search report may include the following:
- The complete search record, highlighting the search strategy and hits
- Short-listed references ranked in order of relevance and highlighted for attorney review
- Graphical representation highlighting the disclosed features of the invention concerned (undisclosed/partially disclosed/fully disclosed) in the shortlisted prior-art references
- Our search strategies may include the following:
- Keyword based search
- Classification based search
- Assignee and Inventor based search
- Non-patent literature (NPL) search
- Patent-citation analysis
FILING & PROSECUTION
Drafting, filing and prosecuting Patents, Designs, TM, Copyright, GI, IC layout design and plant verities
Patent Illustration/drawing requires meticulous drawing skills, and an ability to convey complex innovative ideas clearly.
We strongly believe that our team has developed drawing skills at an early stage and it certainly help us with where we are today. We clearly illustrate the invention or an idea to meet the requirement of various jurisdictions, enhancing the possibility of faster patent grant.
We have handled more than 500 Utility and design projects so far. We provide high quality drawings with quick turnaround time.
Types of Illustration
Utility patent drawings typically show parts of a device, assemblies, electric circuits, components of a system, or flow chart of a process. The parts must be called out using leader lines and numerals. Text labelling of parts is not permitted, except within a block diagram or a flow chart. Complex mechanical parts or assemblies must be effectively illustrated using isometric or perspective views, sectional views or cut-always. All the features of the claimed invention should be clearly illustrated, and small parts must be labelled in sufficient detail to support the claims.
The primary purpose of design patent drawings is to aid the patent examiner to understand the appearance and aesthetics of the product. Special artistic skills may be called for to show the shape, contour and texture of the invention. Design patents are mostly used to protect new designs of jewellery, furniture, containers of beverages, processed food and computer icons. Reference numbers are not needed in design drawings. Design patents are granted for a period of 14 years, during which the inventor has exclusive commercial rights over the design.
- infringement opinions
- Litigation and contentious proceedings
- Oppositions, revocations, infringement actions
- Due diligence in M&A transaction
- IP transactional support
- Paralegal support