Various Patent Offices provide time-bound opportunities for a patent owner to improve and have a better coverage of their technology by filing CP or CIP applications. However, most applicants are unable to leverage these tools timely either due to ignorance or bandwidth issues. Sagacious IP’s Directed or Strategic Patent Prosecution Support service enables you to build a comprehensive patent portfolio by timely identifying products that are very close in terms of the technology disclosed in the claims of a subject patent and then making changes to the claims so that the ease of identifying infringement for the updated claims increases. These claims are then filed in an application as a CP or CIP applications to increase coverage of your technology to cover even futuristic products and increasing the valuation as well as shelf life of your patent and technology.
A large Fortune500 telecom giant from Europe asked us to identify infringement of their portfolio in the area of microcontrollers. We identified some patents that were infringed and then some patents where there was Intent of Use (IoU). However, not all claim limitations were present. Moreover, there were claim terms which did not make sense to be included. There were many low-level details that could have been excluded from the claim. The resulting application was filed as CP.
Sagacious routinely analyses the patent portfolio of a Fortune100 company to identify patents that have at least 1 open application. These patents are then evaluated against its competitor’s products to see if there is a need to tweak the claims.