Patent Search Outsourcing to India

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Tmpsearchers offer patent search outsourcing services from India at a fixed cost. ( which has been offering Free Patent Search, Free trademark Search and Free Legal Research Services in India for more than one year will start offering Patent Search Outsourcing Services at a Low cost from April 15, 2005.

Janaki Natarajan, President of said that the move was based on the request of several clients of their website who wanted to outsource prior patent search services.

Both Legal Research outsourcing and Patent Search Outsourcing are increasingly being sent to India. Some of the high end outsourcing work in the Intellectual Property law demand prior patent search, drafting and prepration of specifications and claims in patent applications. Employs Attorneys and Patent Searchers who are trained by Western Attorneys and are fluent in multiple databases like Westlaw, Lexis, STN, Delphion etc. These databases are available online for searching anywhere in the world and the only requirement is high speed internet connectivity which is now easily available in India.

Janaki Natarajan also said that is looking for potential strategic partners who can either market their services or outsource work directly both for Prior Patent Search and Prior Trademark Search in several countries whose trademark database is available online.

By leveraging the relatively lower cost of living in India, TMPsearchers actually ensures that their Consultants have a higher or equal standard of living as their foreign counterparts while at the same time, charging their clients a relatively lower fee. In these highly specialised fields, Talent pool is low but the demand is very high and naturally compensation packages are high and therefore many corporates are not able to employ a large team of professionals on this important task. Even within India, many Pharmaceutical companies have only one person to look after their patent portfolio.

In addition to offering Patent Search outsourcing services Tmpsearchers also arranges fixed cost patent filing services in India if so needed by their clients. But this is done only on specific request of a client.

A number of companies stretching from Korea to India to the Western Coast of the United States have utilised the free patent services of TMPsearchers and demand for these services is considerable. This is what is likely to see the emergence of India as a research hub of prior patent search, patent invalidity searches and Patent watch services in the near future.

Taking this aspect in to account, several Indian institutions have started offering specialised courses and the Central Government is also increasing funding to raise world class Universities in India.

Janaki Natarajan said that this trend is likely to increase and will result in the creation of several high end jobs in India while it will not diminish the jobs in western countries as talent pool available is very low all over the world. It is a win win situation for all for at least the next five to ten years.


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