Chemicals | Intellectual Property Research Services

Capability Overview

Aranca has executed several patent research assignments across different segments of the chemical industry like cosmetics, paints, textiles, food, paper, pulp, agrochemicals, bio-fuels, healthcare, waste management, fuel cells and powder metallurgy. We are among the few research providers with significant experience in niche areas such as chemical structure search, traditional knowledge search and analytical reports for REACH.

Our team of engineers and chemistry graduates from eminent universities with extensive experience in polymer, organic and inorganic chemistry has supported IP / R&D managers and attorneys in over 50 chemical companies, law firms and research institutes to explore and identify white spaces in a technology domain, define research strategies, map competitor portfolios, protect inventions and evaluate opportunities for commercialization or out-licensing.

Aranca: Patent Research Experience in Chemicals Sector

Commodity
Life Science
Specialty
Consumer
 
PERSONAL CARE
  • Cosmetics (antimicrobials, emulsifiers...)
  • Deodorant/Perfume
  • Shampoo (surfactants...)
  • Toiletries
HEALTH CARE
  • Drugs
  • Massage oils (moisturizing agents such as sodium PCA)
  • Painkiller gels
  • Mouth freshener
FOOD
  • Additives
  • Food Processing
  • Food Packaging (Oxygen scavengers, antimicrobials...)
PAINTS
  • Stain Resistance
  • Dust Repelling
  • Foul Resistant
  • Eco-friendly Paints
TEXTILES
  • Nanofibres
  • Novel Natural Fibre Products
  • Dust/Stain Resistant
PAPER & PULP
  • Nanofibres
  • Dust/Stain Resistant
  • Increased Absorbance
TRANSPORTATION
  • Biofuels
  • Fuel Cells
  • Exhaust Treatment (reduced emissions, catalyst reduction…)
  • Fuel Additives (Fuel Efficiency, Particulate trap…)
AGROCHEMICALS
  • Fertilizers (biodegradable, novel chemicals…)
  • Pesticides (biodegradable, novel chemicals…)
  • Insecticides (biodegradable, novel chemicals…)
  • Chemical Growth Agents
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
  • Chemical recycling
  • Ore Processing (CO2 recycling, leaching…)
  • Waste Management
  • Powder Metallurgy (Composite production…)

Assignment Examples

Prior Art Searches

  • Novelty search related to rejuvenating agents derived from specific petroleum product for a leading biorefiner in UK
  • Prior Art search related to the application of specific chemicals in skin products for a company based in the US
  • Novelty search related to polyamide aerogels for a leading technology research university in the US
  • Novelty search related to nano fibers for a textile company based in Europe
  • Freedom to operate analysis related to the production of a specific organic acid for internationally renowned multi-disciplinary firm in Canada
  • FTO study related to catalyst structure for one of the largest chemical companies in Europe
  • Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) for microbial production of a chemical in seven jurisdictions for a North American law firm
  • Invalidation study related to autothermal reforming with focus on Asian literature for a catalyst manufacturer
  • Invalidation Search related to chemical compositions derived from silicon for one of the largest chemical companies in Europe
  • Novelty search related to film forming concentrates for a leading producer and refiner of chemicals in the UK
  • Invalidation search related to catalyst for a global leader in catalysts and technology solution in Denmark

Patent Analytics

  • Landscape Analysis related to preparation of an anhydride by oxidation of an organic compound, by a global leader in chemicals in Germany
  • Patent portfolio benchmarking related to paint technology for a leading global law firm in the US
  • Landscape Analysis related to nano cellulose for a global paper and pulp manufacturer
  • Patent Landscape for powder coating technology, for a specialized intellectual property law firm in Europe

Out-licensing Support | Technology Transfer Support

  • Licensing study related to organophosphate based herbicide for a US based company
  • Technology assessment related to Solar cell contacts for a leading research lab in Europe
  • Technology Assessment related to ore processing for a research lab in the US
  • Technology assessment related to biofuels for a research lab in UK

Case Studies

Project:
Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) for microbial production of a chemical in seven jurisdictions

Client:
A North American law firm engaged Aranca to conduct an FTO study on the production of a chemical compound (using microbial species) in seven jurisdictions

Project:
Invalidation study related to autothermal reforming with focus on Asian literature

Client:
A company manufacturing catalysts engaged Aranca to conduct an invalidation study related to autothermal reforming with specific focus on Asian literature