Chemical Structures form an integral part of drug discovery and development process. It is a challenge for scientists, inventors and attorneys to conduct a search amongst complex patent and non-patent documents and ascertain the novelty of the molecules/processes/chemical reactions with respect to the prior art. Such a search forms an essential part of the patent activity before going ahead with the costly process of drug development and patent filing.
Our team of chemists and scientists at Clairvolex perform exhaustive patent and non-patent literature searches for chemical structures/reactions using public and paid chemical structure databases. We perform an in-depth analysis of the Markush structures/schemes covered within the prior art documents to identify an exact or similar match to the chemical compound of interest and combine the same with different knowledge based IP search services provided by Clairvolex.