Webinar Recap: Patent Search Strategies for Success

On Wednesday 15th November, James Fahy and Peter Shea led a webinar titled ‘Patent Search Strategies for Success’. The webinar began by covering three main tool types available for strategy creation:

  • Keywords and classification
  • Citation
  • Name covering applicants, investors and signees

Peter Shea emphasized that ‘A strategy balancing the strengths and weaknesses of all appropriate search tools will be needed to deliver the best possible outcome.’

Once a search strategy is created, the search methodology will follow. Amongst the most popular searches are:

  • Novelty/patentability
  • Validity/invalidity
  • Freedom-to-Operate/Clearance

It was emphasized that Landscape Analysis, whilst not strictly a Search, provides an overview of patenting activity and help drive business decisions. This can be used in varying situations from R&D Decision Making to Competitor analysis.

Attorneys licensed in the State of New Jersey were able to receive up to 1 General CLE credit for attending. In the future, more webinars with CLE credit will be led by James Fahy and Peter Shea.
If you are interested in finding out about future webinars for NJ CLE credit, please sign up for our Insight posts.

If you have any questions, please contact your local RWS office.

Download your free copy of our Patent Search brochure here.