Technology is at the heart of our company. We are an R&D focused company and we value and respect your IPRs in every thing we do. And moreover, we help you generate and create patents when you can. After all that is the benefit we can provide since we have a number of patents of our own, and have been through the process numerous times.
Rapidsoft's Patent consulting team is an independent practice by itself. The team includes experts in many patent areas and includes both technology and strategy experts. Our these services are often combined with recommendation for or arranged services for legal filing services by selected third party patent attorneys.
Rapidsoft makes use of a specially developed portfolio management tools. That gives us access to all kind of patents making accessing patents information by countries, by companies, by competitors and by persons. We can evaluate and compare patents. We can advise our clients about likely misuse of their patents using special data mining techniques developed by us in-house.
One of the services that we provide is Patent development and consulting services to our clients. These services include, but not limited to:
Rapidsoft Systems' Patents Development Services
Patent Analysis in Progress for an Industrial Client
Our patent consulting and management practice includes several innovative services specailly geared for small and medium size business units where engineers may not have the expertise to create or write patents applications. In many instances engineers, either don't have time or not fully aware what is patentable and what not. This is where Rapidsoft's experts can help.
In this type of assignment, our technology expert will answer questions to a number of strategic questions such as:
One of the key areas that we provide help is patents mining in your engineering teams. This is to help you find out your hidden areas of patents. Not all engineers know what is patentable and what not. They also often don't know how valuable some of these patents can be to the company. Our technology expert will personally sit with your engineering team in groups and try to find out possible areas of patents and then generate a report as to how many ideas were discovered and what is a possible patent or now.
Patents are an important tool in creating competitive strength. One cannot over emphasize the importance and role of proactively patent data mining and their future use in the competitive intelligence. The key issues discussed below are:
Data Mining is a process of discovering meaningful new correlations, patterns and trends by sifting through large amounts of data stored in repositories, using statistical, data analysis and mathematical techniques.
Patents are the most valuable and comprehensive source of the technological information and thus are very crucial for the industries. A very strong patent portfolio and IPR system is needed for a industry to compete the global market. An organization's patent portfolio forms a critical part of its IP holdings alongside its designs, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Much of the value from a portfolio can only be realized through its effective management.
In turn, that requires tools and techniques to help understand portfolio content, how and where this fits in with the organization's competencies and what the market opportunities are for exploiting the technology owned.
There is also a need to identify gaps where complementary technology can be licensed in and identify non-core technology where know-how can be licensed out or divested for financial return. This is the province of patent mining. A clear and effective IP strategy critically incorporates a clear and effective strategy for managing an organization's patent portfolio.
There are several free and paid patent databases consisting of billions of the patent documents. The databases which are free to search the patents are as follows: USPTO, EPO, JPO, SurfIP, SIP, Freshpatents, Patentsonline, etc. Whereas different paid databases are PatentCafe, Delphion, Dialog, Micropatent, etc. which also include inbuilt analysis tools.
The data obtained from these patent documents can be used for the competitive intelligence. It is defined as process of discovering "competitor's" strategic decisions, or of business area characteristics, using quantitative analysis techniques applied to data and information, obtained through legal process, regarding the chosen competitor or business area.
Patent searching and analysis is done based on the objective. Patent data can be used for the competitive intelligence in different ways as mentioned below:
Theme Search: Theme searches provide the overview of patents related to your field of interest. These searches are helpful to detect the recent trend of your technology area and to establish your R&D direction. As these searches are fully client-oriented, the point of our work and report format is supposed to be various according to your needs.
Patentability Search (Novelty Search): Patentability search is the first step of patenting process. A patentability search surveys patents filed in each national intellectual property office to check whether there exist inventions similar to yours. If you have a plan to file your invention to other jurisdiction, then wider patent search is required.
A lot of time is needed to search for prior art and analyze already filed patents. Our expert team can help you analyze past and current field applications. This can save you thousands of dollars in filing applications that will get rejected by the patent office.
Our team working with a qualified attorney can help you file both provisional and full patent applications. This will allows your internal engineers and scientist to focus on work development work rather than preparing text. They remain in full control of their applications and contents but our expert writers can convert their notes and ideas in to full applications in the matter of weeks.
With over 350+ software projects executed, you can simply count on our expertise, experience in giving you the right solution at absolutely lowest possible cost. If you would like more information, or want us to submit an estimate or a "no-obligation" quote for your project, contact us for more information.