Course Coverage

Patent Search-Mapping Procedure and Practices

This coursework shall be focussing on the following aspects:

  • Introduction to Patent Searching: Need, Relevance and Importance in Current Business Context
  • Objectives of Carrying out Patent Searches
  • Patentability Searches: Need, Methodology, Modes, and Best Practices of Conducting Patentability Searches and Analysis thereof through support of multiple Case Studies
  • Patent Mapping: Introduction, Purpose, Methodology, and Modes of Creation and Analysis of Patent Maps with support of Case Studies
  • Freedom to Operate Searches: Understanding Purpose, Strategy, Methodology of Executing Freedom to Operate Searches through Case Studies
  • Infringement Analysis: Understanding Purpose, Strategy, and Methodology of Executing Infringement Analysis through Case Studies
  • Invalidation Searches: Understanding Purpose, Strategy, and Methodology of Executing Invalidation Searches through Case Studies