The technical literature that comprises each field of invention can be considered as a vast global library containing millions of documents, from which the document most similar to the invention must be identified. This work requires the use of databases that provide an idea of the invention’s nearest neighbors, which both enables it to be characterized and uncovers indications of the protectable aspects. However, the information uncovered within this world library must be interpreted according to the relevant patent rules in order to produce a viable protection strategy.
Identifying the invention involves the identification of the actual characteristics that can be protected once an innovation is discovered. Normally, an innovation is thought to be the result of deliberate and organized research, but it actually occurs much more frequently "by accident", simply by attempts at improving existing processes without any intention of innovation. Nevertheless, these fortuitous inventions are just as protectable as other deliberate and sometimes quite valuable inventions. Our protection diagnosis makes it possible to determine the preferred strategy for protecting these "on the fly" inventions.
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Using the technical information provided by the inventor, Colbert Innovation determines the most accurate description of the invention and searches for the field of protection most suited to the preferred strategy. This is achieved through intense consultation and exchanges with the inventor in a secure environment, until the filing of the first patent application.
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The stakes of an application
Filing an application is a pivotal moment in the life of any patent, trademark, or industrial design as it enables legal protection and sets the exploitation strategy in motion.
A patent provides both legal and economic protection throughout the life of the innovation.