Patentability search is performed to ensure patentability of invention on the scale of novelty, non-obviousness and industrial utility. However, identification of correct key words, formulation of appropriate search strategies, assessment of identified prior art, evaluation of invention against statutory requirements is extremely critical for performing patentability search. The search requires deep understanding of the concept underlying the invention and requires a comparative analysis between the invention and the prior art. Once search is performed, a report or opinion is prepared, based on which the inventor can decide whether to file for a patent or work further on the invention based on the identified prior arts.
Certificate Course in Patentability Search has been developed by Origiin IP Academy LLP. The purpose of this course is to help students learn basic techniques of patent search by means of simple examples.
The course broadly covers popular jurisdictions, such as, US, EU and India. However, the students shall study the statutory provisions of the respective jurisdiction before writing opinion on patentability of the invention.
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After finishing the teaching modules the students have to submit a project on Patent Search.