(Reuters) – India’s Natco Pharma Ltd has formally asked the Indian patent office to deny U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc’s new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi a patent in India, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
FTO Searches are specifically done jurisdiction wise. They are basically done before launching any product in the market to ensure that the particular product is not infringement any pre-existing IP/Patent in respective jurisdiction.
Patent landscaping is a pre-patent analysis. It is a tool to understand a competitor patent and search for novel routes or features. This tool is mainly used in R&D where novelty holds the key.
Invalidity Searches are one of the strongest tools being used in IP now-a-days.
Invalidity Searches are conducted jurisdiction wise to invalid a patent.
This strategy allows creating an IP monopoly in a jurisdiction and eradicating competitors.
IP Valuation is done to assess a value of patent (preferably). IP valuation is mostly done by companies to audit their financial value that assist them in manipulating IPO value, risk management and various other financial issues.
IP Commercialization is generation of a commercial value through a registered IP.
IP commercialization includes exclusive licensing, non-exclusive, cross-licensing and sales of the IP.
A market analysis studies the attractiveness and the dynamics of a special market within a special industry. The market analysis is also known as a documented investigation of a market that is used to inform a firm's planning activities, particularly around decisions of inventory, purchase, work force expansion/contraction, facility expansion, purchases of capital equipment, promotional activities, and many other aspects of a company.