DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION SERVICE

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Defensive Publication is one approach of powerful IP Strategies by establishing prior-art into the public domain.

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THE STRATEGY OF DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION

The purpose of publishing your invention is to block (late-coming) competitors from obtaining a protection with details of the same invention (in forms of patents or utility model). Since the novelty requirement will be destroyed, corporates can safeguard the rights to practice the published inventions.

Furthermore, strategic publishing would be a cost-effective and time-saving way to enter into state-of-the-art compared to the option of filing patent applications.


WHEN TO DECIDE FOR DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION?

For IP assets that are not worth the effort of filing as an IPR, usually there are two options to evolve them in the IP portfolio. Either we can make them as managed (or unmanged) trade secrets, or we publish them as defensive publication. In the following is a short questionaire, on whether defensive publication is a suitable choice:

The subject matter is not patent-worthy or patentable?

It won’t create harmful prior art to future filings of ourselves?

It does not contain information that could be handled as a trade secret?

I don’t want this specific topic patented by anyone else?


REQUIREMENTS FOR DEFENSIVE PUBLISHING DOCUMENTS

Despite of being less challenging than applying for patens, defensive publication still demands great care, since it can be used in prosecutions or litigations procedure:

A sufficient disclosure of the invention.

The invention’s accessibility on the public domain.

A valid proof of existence.

Depending on the amount of information you want to disclose publicly and purpose for your inventions, there will be different levels of visibility and drafting strategies.

EVOIP'S DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION SERVICE

At EVOip, we provide professional consultation to your inventions and publication documents. To our clients, we develop an effective Defensive Publication strategy on novel ideas in conjunction with patents and strengthen IP Portfolio.

We offer services from drafting sufficient invention descriptions fitting your purpose, to anonymous publishing invention disclosures to public database, with proof of existence.

Our Case Study on Defensive Publication

Draft Defensive publication

Edit existing invention disclosures and elaborate with reduction to practice

Publish Defensive Publication

Digital publication or file hashing to create a valid proof for publications

OUR PACKAGES FOR DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION SERVICE

BASIS

Edit of existing Invention Disclosures 

× Publish to prior-art database

× Elaboration with reduction to practice to fulfil sufficient disclosures

× Anonymous disclosures as utility models

Price upon Request

BRONZE

Edit of existing Invention Disclosures 

Publish to prior-art database

× Elaboration with reduction to practice to fulfil sufficient disclosures

× Anonymous disclosures as utility models

Price upon Request

SILVER

Edit of existing Invention Disclosures 

Publish to prior-art database

Elaboration with reduction to practice to fulfil sufficient disclosures

× Anonymous disclosures as utility models

Price upon Request

GOLD

Edit of existing Invention Disclosures 

Publish to prior-art database

Elaboration with reduction to practice to fulfil sufficient disclosures

Anonymous disclosures as utility models

Price upon Request

* This is service proposal from EVOip. Depending on individual requests, we will generate a best fitting package for you.

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