Prosecution history key to patent infringement actions

By TS Sharat,Clairvolex Knowledge Processes

As an integral aspect of patent portfolio management, big corporations and Fortune 100 companies have developed internal strategies to commercialize IP globally.

Such strategies lay emphasis on the decision making phase pertaining to the filing and prosecution of a given patent application in countries of interest. Patent activity is typically believed to commence from the research and development cell of a company. A company’s inventions may become prospective patents.

With the commencement of patent activity, the product or service embodying the invention is described through manuals or product catalogues. Alternatively, a white paper is published after the patent application has been filed.

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TS Sharat is a senior patent engineer and leads the Intellectual Property Support Services Unit at Clairvolex Knowledge Processes, a Delhi-based legal outsourcing firm.


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