Invention Mining can help you identifying and capturing worthwhile inventions within your business.
In order to know whether an invention is new, a search must be performed in the prior art. If an innovation needs to be implemented, it is foremost recommended to perform a freedom-to-operate search.
Existing patent rights of third have an impact on your freedom to operate. Therefore it is recommended to perform a landscaping exercise to know what patents already exist and to what extend they might be able to forbid a certain process within your organization.Whenever inventions are identified, make sure they are not made public and only discuss with other parties under confidentiality. Invest time in writing and drawing the innovation well with the help of a patent attorney before filing a patent application.Patentability opinions should ideally be preceded by a review of the invention in its technical and commercial development contexts, with a view to optimize the exclusivity potential.
Invention mining / prior art seach
declaration of invention
GEVERS has a unique expertise in performing ‘Invention mining’ sessions to identify inventions in our clients’ technical developments.
For identified inventions, GEVERS takes a proactive approach with its clients to reach a maximum exclusivity potential. GEVERS can rely on professional in-house information specialists to provide prior art searches. GEVERS has also developed Declaration-of-Invention approaches specifically aimed at positioning inventions in a business and commercially relevant context. GEVERS also has expertise in Decision Tree services to help our clients making decisions at various phases of a patent generation process, starting with the upfront choice between keeping the invention secret or filing a patent application, or merely applying for a publication.
Gevers has experienced patent attorneys to identify and analyze 3rd party patent rights which potentially impact their clients’ projects.
A freedom-to-operate exercise may include an expert Landscaping performed by our specialized information specialists with continuous involvement of our patent attorneys.
We aim at anticipating clients’ needs rather than simply providing services upon request.
Gevers patent attorneys do not stop at executing filing instructions, they partner with their clients to leverage the full potential of their inventions.