An Evidence of Use search is conducted by a patent owner to identify the infringers or potential infringers present in the marketplace. An evidence-of-use search helps the patent owner in taking legal action against the infringers/ potential infringers. Evidence of Use search is a post-grant action taken by the owner to secure its rights with the patent. The patent being a negative right and to stop others from copying your invention, the Evidence of Use search lays out the possible infringers.
It is recommended to conduct an Evidence of Use search after receiving a grant so as to be aware of the marketplace scenario. At AKSH IP, we are more than capable of conducting Evidence of Use searches on domestic as well as international territories.