The Research Disclosure is a Defensive Publication Service which is not just low-cost but is also very speedy and very well circulated publication which gives one the right to effectively block any possibility of future Patent-ability of any invention. The invention disclosures are first published in the journal called as the Research Disclosure journal, and on online databases, and these are distributed to patent offices and public libraries worldwide and this is done regularly every month.
Because of this, the published inventions are considered to be prior art, hence effectively blocking others from patenting them. Research Disclosure was first launched in the year 1960, and it was acquired by Our Partner Questel in the year 2011. It has remained as the industry standard in defensive publication services.
This is because, in the last 50 years alone, there have been more than 600 editions of the Research Disclosure Journal that have been published, and have contained more than tens of thousands of invention disclosures ranging in every area of technical expertise in science and technology.
Research Disclosure – How it helps and to whom it helps??
The Research Disclosure service can help you if you are an IP Manager, a Patent Attorney, a CTO or a CEO, or a Research Leader.
Questel’s Defensive Publication Service can help you in several ways depending on your requirements, some of which are outlined below:
It can help you to implement an effective defensive publication program which will help to:
- Reduce Patent Expenditure
- Secure your Freedom to Operate
- Reduce Litigation Risks
The maintenance, negotiations and enforcement of even individual patents require a very significant investment in terms of not just financials but also in specialist staff time.
Many inventions may be worth the investment whereas others may not be. So what will one do with the inventions which are useful but are not really worth the cost for patenting it? Even if it is kept a secret, there are chances that it may be patented sooner or later by a third party.
Hence by using the defensive publication strategy, one can publish the borderline innovations which are typically:
- Very useful but are not worth the patent costs as they will not generate significant revenue
- They are particularly difficult to patent
- Even if patented, they will be difficult and expensive to enforce
- They are already well protected by other factors
Research Disclosure Services:
Submit a Defensive Application:-
There are several reasons which make the Research Publication Service popular, as it is not just cheap and fast, but also extensively used for searches by examiners and are considered as reliable evidence in courts. Statistics show that more than 10% Research Disclosure publications have gone on to be cited by at least one patent examiner.
Search the Archive:-
The Research Disclosure has remained as the defensive publication industry standard for over 50 years now. Over this time it has been estimated that almost 90% of the leading companies in the world have used the service which in turn has helped it grow and become a significant non-patent literature archive.
Order an Individual Document:-
Upon request, one can even order for either individual Research Disclosure articles, or even order for the complete paper journals.