Patent Infringement Investigation for IP Assertion Purposes
Our work supports our clients Intellectual Property (IP) licensing and litigation actions and helps their legal and technical professionals to capitalize on and protect their corporate R&D. We uncover key intellectual property information concerning circuit design, processing, and semiconductor technology of target products and companies that may be infringing particular patents. This information is also used by our clients to achieve a more effective Intellectual Property assertion strategy.
Our expertise helps identify strengths and weaknesses in an IP portfolio. We can identify the ‘strong’ patents in a portfolio and follow through with detailed technical investigation. The intellectual property insight we deliver can also be essential in helping our clients define licensing opportunities. We identify target portfolio weaknesses and we can help establish a strong IP defense based on the in-depth technical evidence we gather. We have decades of experience preparing and analysing a wide range of technologies and IC designs and we’ve perfected proprietary delineation and feature enhancement techniques, in order to clearly display the IP detail of interest.
Our Intellectual Property investigation work includes: (1) Patent infringement analysis of IC’s MEMS, Sensors, Systems and Assemblies, (2) Patent portfolio management (3) Product market analysis to help discern ‘candidate’ products for investigation and (4) Prior art investigation (5) Counterfeit investigation (6) Copyright investigation (7) Competitive analysis and (8) Expert witness in court & ITC.
Patent infringement analysis:
Detailed familiarization with patents in question
Physical preparation & investigation of product
Identify fabrication process specific information
Extract technology information
Extract design schematic & layout information
Correlate to patent claims & document observations
Patent portfolio management:
Identify strengths & weaknesses of client’s & target’s patent portfolios