Unless otherwise stated, these terms and conditions apply to all activity on either amberscope.com or ambercite.com (our ‘Websites’).

1. General terms and conditions — all Websites

1.1 By subscribing to our services, users agree to recognise that Ambercite and its products (including Network Patent Analysis (NPA), Cluster Searching and AmberScope) analyse patent data using a statistical approach that is based on available patent citation and ownership data. These outputs are purely mathematical in nature, and do not take into account the personal or professional opinions of any individuals or associates of Ambercite. These outputs are intended to be used as tools to help support further analysis, and should not be used by themselves and without professional advice on the relevancy of this data and results to your unique circumstances. Data should not be relied upon to prove without any further analysis any opinion of the value, patentability, validity, freedom to operate or infringement of any patent, patents or inventions. Users should also be aware that available patent citation data is imperfect, and this can affect the results of an analysis.

1.2 Users agree to recognise that the data coverage is limited to jurisdictions and patents where Ambercite can obtain patent citation data in a form suitable for further analysis.

1.3 This means in particular that you should NOT rely on any of our products for a freedom to operate patent search. While our products can assist with freedom to operate searches, you will always need to base such a search on a more conventional patent searching engine. There are plenty of good patent search engines out there (but you may be able to supplement conventional patent searches by running an AmberScope search on the most relevant patents that you find).

1.4 All intellectual property on or created by our Websites remains the property of Ambercite Pty Ltd or its related body corporate, and users obtain no interest in this intellectual property by using our Websites, apart from subscribed users obtaining a license purely to reproduce copyrighted material created on this Website when the subscribed user was logged in to the Website, and the subscriber was current at the time they were logged in.

1.5 Ambercite does not warrant that any weblinks created by our Websites will remain current, or that the outputs of this site will not change over time.

1.6 Ambercite reserves the right to make unilateral changes to the Websites.

1.7 Ambercite may provide links to third party Websites. Ambercite does not warrant any of the material found on third party websites, or claim any relationship between Ambercite and the owners of any third party websites. Users need to make their own assessment of the value of the information on these third party websites to their business objectives.

1.8 Users agree to adhere to our Resolving problems and refunds policy

1.9 Users agree to our Cookies policy

1.10 Users agree to our Privacy policy

1.11 By subscribing to Ambercite or using our Websites, users explicitly agree not to reverse engineer any product, service or Website provided by Ambercite.

1.12. Subscribing to our products, a paying client is provided with the right to unlimited access of our tools for their internal use, in their normal course of business.  Clients are are only permitted to use our tools for analysis that will benefit external organisations with our written consent - which will likely be granted to Professional Service Providers such as patent attorney and patent searching firms. 

1.13 Unless by prior arrangement, subscriptions are for the use of the named subscribers only, and cannot be shared outside of the working group of the named subscriber. Please note that we do offer general corporate subscriptions if you would like full access to all or part of a company or organisation.  

1.14 Users agree that they are entering into a contract with Ambercite Pty Ltd, (ABN 71 154 692 707), of Level 10, 161 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and that this contract and these terms and conditions are to be governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia.

1.15 All opinions posted on the Websites are of the author only, and do not represent the views of Ambercite Pty Ltd.

1.16 Ambercite does collect information about how our website and products are being used, in order to make understand how it is being used, and to make improvements. HOWEVER WE HAVE A CLEAR COMPANY POLICY THAT WE WILL NOT STORE INFORMATION ON THE PATENTS SEARCHED - OR THE PATENTS FOUND, unless the user chooses to use the project management functions currently available in Amberscope, and which may become available in Ambercite Ai. In the latter case, Ambercite will not share this saved project management data with any other party, unless compelled to by a court of law.