High-Quality, High-Accuracy, Multi-Database Chemical Searches
In the field of chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences, research interests are mostly focused on the chemical aspects of molecules either as reagents or as products that find their utility in drugs, food, and agriculture, to name a few common applications.
Often, the chemical structures represented in patents are complex and filed as Markush structures—collections of generic chemical structures with variable functional or R groups, ring sizes, atoms, etc. Markush structures can be difficult to search without the necessary tools and level of proficiency that are offered by Legal Advantage LLC’s team of experts.
Our team can also perform chemical structure searches based on a substance’s name or synonym, known attributes, chemical family, molecular formula, or CAS Registry Number (CASRN). We are fully qualified to conduct comprehensive searches for patent and non-patent literature on multiple databases, including CAS Registry, MARPAT, and CAplus.
Whether you need a Freedom to Operate (FTO), patentability, landscape, or invalidity/validity search, Legal Advantage LLC is the team to call. Call (301) 637-6180 or use our online contact form to get in touch with our office today.
The scope of a chemical composition or chemical formulation search can cover the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care (e.g. skin care, beauty), and home care (e.g. hard surface cleaning, laundry) segments.
Several years and thousands of chemical searches have taught us that it is not usual to find patent or non-patent literature references with the exact same combination of ingredients in the exact same proportions. This is why a search expert may adjust some ingredients or amounts in the course of search—in other words, there may be judicious trade-offs between an ingredient’s functionality and its quantity in a given formulation.
The process of deciding which ingredient to adjust first, which next; and which ingredient or set of ingredients is most vital to the formulation requires a combination of in-depth technical knowledge and IP expertise. Our extensive experience with formulation searches gives us the ability and confidence to make the right judgments and deliver high-quality, high-accuracy results.
We go further and dig deeper than most other search providers thanks to our extensive patent and technical literature search capability.