PATENTS
We are qualified to represent the clients before the India Patent Office. Our Patent practice includes drafting and prosecuting Patent Applications filed before the India Patent Office and PCT Applications. We also draft Applications for filing before the USPTO and EPO. Our practice focuses on these core areas and related technologies applicable to these areas:

  • Mechanical, Civil and Applied Physics.
  • Chemical sciences and Engineering, Pharmaceutics.
  • Electrical, Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences.


We have on our rolls professionals with the appropriate scientific and engineering qualifications, Registered Patent Agents, Patent Attorneys and Patent Consultants Our Services include:

  • Advising on new product and process development.
  • Conducting Prior Art Search; Patent Landscaping; Patent Watch Validity/Invalidity Searches.
  • Patent Drafting for IPO; EPO and USPTO; Response to Office Action;
  • Patent Filing at IPO, PCT and other International arrangements.
  • Patent Consultancy: Regarding Filing and Enforcement of Patents locally and internationally.
  • Pre-Grant Opposition; Post-Grant Opposition.
  • Appeals before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).
  • Infringement proceedings.
  • Patent Litigation.
  • Professionals with Industry Experience and IP Training for quick understanding and implementation of response Conducting customized workshops for harnessing innovations and developing in house IP Skills.
  • Advising strategies on optimizing the IP Budget to get maximum advantage from Patent filing.
  • Thorough management of Patent portfolios through timely reminders and updates.

Patentability Search Services:

First, a patentability search enables to check the patentability of an invention before applying for patent protection.
The patentability search report helps a client in making the final decision of filing for patent registration. Further, patentability assessment helps in drafting a patent specification in highlighting the true novelty of the invention. The report is a comprehensive search report that cites similar patents and relevant literature to help ascertain the probability of a patent grant to an invention.
Before an inventor/applicant applies for a patent, it is prudent on his part to assess whether any similar invention already exists in the prior art. Patenting an invention involves investment as well as dedicated effort and time. To ensure that resources are not spent un-gainfully, one should assess the patentability of one’s invention.
A patentability assessment would help the inventors realize whether applying for a patent would justify the expenses borne. Patentability search assesses the patentability of an invention by assessing the three basic elements required for seeking patent protection, namely, novelty, non-obviousness, and usefulness. Besides these elements, it also assesses whether there are any similar inventions available in the prior art.
At here, the patent search is conducted in subscribed patent databases that cover patents from around the globe. A domain-relevant literature search is also conducted. The patentability search report cites details of the relevant patent/prior art documents, along with our detailed analysis on the same.
Our opinion on the patentability of the invention is also provided in detail. Additionally, electronic copies of the patents are provided for our client’s perusal. The results of a patentability search report are provided within 5 -7 days.

Patent Infringment Analysis:

Infringement analysis is conducted in order to determine whether a product or a process infringes upon an existing patent claim. In order to conduct an infringement analysis, firstly the scope of the claim should be determined and then it should be checked whether all elements of the claim are present in the device or process. One or more dependent claim includes each limitation of the claims from which it depends.
A product cannot infringe the dependent claims if the product does not infringe an independent claim. Therefore, only the independent claims are analyzed for the patent infringement.

Freedom to Operate Search:

Freedom to Operate search is conducted to mitigate the risks of infringement of patents in a particular region/country so that one can take a particular action, like launching, developing or producing a product, without infringing the IP rights of others. Freedom to Operate (FTO) search may also refer as Right to Use search. Conducting freedom to operate search is a necessary step for the R&D, product development companies, and technology companies before commercializing products, launching of the new product, process or service to avoid IP infringements. The Freedom To Operate search includes a comprehensive patent search to identify and analyse un-expired patents and published patent applications that are present in the jurisdiction of interest.

Validity/Invalidity Search:

Validity/Invalidation searches are performed to assess the absolute novelty at the time of invention. Focusing on the claims, the aim of the search is to locate evidence i.e. patents or other published prior art which invalidate or limits the scope of the invention. Validity search reports are crucial during licensing where licensee conducts validity search to ensure that proposed deal terms are justified.

Patent Drafting:

we offers high quality and customized patent drafting services for all entities. We, here, make sure that the drafting of the provisional specification is given same important as that of non-provisional patent specification/complete patent specification. We provide all supportive detailed description to cover the necessary claims at a later stage.

Similarly, drafting of the non-provisional specification is taken utmost care to include all the embodiments of an invention and to include the broadest scope of patent claims.
The preparation of responses during the prosecution phase requires an in-depth analysis of the invention along with the prior arts taking into consideration the patentability criterions.
Our response is well crafted based on the official action, and we deeply review the rejection of official action, and reference cited by examiner. We make sure that to bring the summary of the amendment of claims to overcome the objection, a statement of distinction between present invention and cited references, a discussion of independent claims and dependent claims, and arguments as to the cited reference. Our response would normally include a request for reconsideration of examiner’s objections, may also a request the examiner to write the proposal claims, and conclusion.

Patent Analytics:

A Patent Technology Landscape analysis help our client to understand the market involving a particular technology, the latest development involving such technology and the strengths of its competitors. At here, understanding the technology domain of our client’s interest, an exhaustive search and detailed analysis of the documents (patent and non-patent literature) is prepared.
A patent portfolio analysis is conducted for identifying the patents and patent applications owned by a company. The portfolio included issued patent and published patent application. We, at here, perform detailed portfolio analysis to provide you complete insight of your portfolio based on your request.
DESIGNS
The registration and protection of industrial designs in India is administered by the Designs Act , and corresponding Designs Rules , which The industrial design recognizes the creation new and original features of new shape, configuration, surface pattern, ornamentations and composition of lines or colors applied to articles which in the finished state appeal to and are judged solely by the eye.

With design rights you can protect your product or its design, thus ensuring exclusive rights to your design for a predetermined period of time or within a specific country or region. The object must be basically unpublished and sufficiently differentiable from previously known designs. The protection is based on drawings or photographs describing the appearance of a given product. Design rights involve a large number of detailed and country-specific regulations, which require expertise. Design rights provide effective protection against unauthorized imitations on the market. A design right ensures that your customer purchases the right and original product - your product.

A product may be protected by a design right, patent or utility model. Design rights may also be used for protecting the appearance of products which comprehend essentially known technical solutions which cannot consequently be patented or protected with a utility model. In some countries it is also possible to apply a national or regional novelty, which means that the design must be new to the country or region in which the design right is being sought.

WHAT CANNOT BE PROTECTED BY DESIGN RIGHTS?
According to the Finnish Registered Design Act and Community Designs Regulation, software cannot be protected by a design right. However, icons and menu designs used in software can be protected.
Attributes of a design which are solely determined according to the technical intended use of the product are not eligible for protection. One reason for this is that a design right protects the outward appearance of an object and technical attributes can be protected by patents and/or registration of a utility model
Litigation
Our litigation services are mainly offered under various Indian and international jurisdictions. Primarily at the place of district court jurisdiction, appellate side High Courts of Chennai, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana and special appeals in the Supreme Court of India

Ltigation team advise on disputes relating to all types of rights, including patents, trade marks and passing off, designs, copyright and related matters. We deal with all aspects of intellectual property law, from bringing and defending legal proceedings, to validity and enforcement and advice on exploiting and protecting clients’ investment in their IP. Our litigators work closely with our IP attorneys where specialist technical expertise is required to provide seamless advice on all types of IP issues.
Due diligence
All our IP professionals advise on the IP aspects of corporate deals. We handle the acquisition and disposal of companies or businesses/assets, including vendor, investor and acquisition due diligence.

Our input enables target companies to maximize their value and get in shape for the coming transaction, and helps ensure that buyers and investors know exactly what they are taking on.

Our due diligence expertise covers a wide range of technologies and businesses, and includes:
  • Asset Identification
  • Assess the property’s scope and intellectual valuation (Independent Search on the ownership of the IP and its history)•
  • Evaluate benefits (Copyright implications, trademark reputations, patents applications )• Analyze risks (Legal history of litigation or infringement)•
  • Investigate encumbrances
  • Market valuation
  • Cost analysis before the acquisition and after
  • Validity and renewal strategies