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What is Patent Research and how can you benefit by Outsourcing it?

Published: Feb 13th, 2018

What is Patent Research and how can you benefit by Outsourcing it?

A patent is a legal title granting an inventor the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the claimed invention. The duration of a patent in the U.S. is 20 years from the date of filing. In order for an invention to be patentable, it must be new as defined in the patent law. If the invention has been described in a publication or has been in public use for more than one year before the date of applying for a patent, a patent cannot be issued.

To be patentable, an invention must meet the below three criteria.

  • The invention must be unique

  • It must be functional.

  • It should also be sublime and not very obvious in its discovery.

A new or existing business that looks forward to venture into new and innovative technology that is built from scratch can avail the advantages of a patent by filing their research and innovation as a state-of-the-art technology which cannot be copied by any competitor without the associated acknowledgement.

What are the services a Patent Research service provider offer?

Below are a few of the services that a reliable and efficient Patent Research providers offer:

  • Validity of the patent

  • Right to use/ Freedom to operate

  • Patentability search

  • Determining the owner of the patent

  • State of the Art search

  • Licensee identification

  • New patenting opportunities

These services are the base of any good Patent Research as these services help determine the existing and future implications of filing for Patent and ensuring that no duplicate or existing idea is put forward which can cause endangerment to your business or venture.

Advantages of outsourcing your Patent Research to a service provider:

An outsourcing partner that provides in-depth knowledge of the market, consumer insights and competitor strategies so that you can better your technologies and intellectual property strategies is the best kind of service provider you can get.

  • Cost Effective: The main reason for people to opt for outsourcing is the overall reduction in the cost of operations. With the reduction in costs, businesses can utilize this money in another area that needs monetary focus.

  • Time Bound Projects: Outsourcing service providers ensure that the projects that are handles by them are completed and delivered before time. The predefined project completion timeframes ensure that the customers Patent Research requirements are completed on time.

  • Skilled Workforce: An efficient workforce boosts of a highly skilled, trained, and motivated workforce capable of providing superior forms processing services to all your research requirements.

  • In-depth Research: A patent requires extensive research and documentation, an outsourcing firm that has the required infrastructure and technological advances can ensure that your product or idea meets the desired level to be filed for a patent.

Key Takeaway: At Dataworks, we understand the importance of patenting your innovation; hence we offer a robust methodology so as to evaluate the patent on the basis of quality, market dynamics, technical specifications and its potential as a lucrative idea.


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