Our team has extensive experience and expertise in conducting patent searches. Our team aims to meet our clients’ requirements by employing multi-dimensional search strategies, which are formulated using structured processes that has been developed based on years of patent search experience.
We conduct patent searches using subscription databases to ensure wide coverage of prior art. Some of the databases include Thomson Innovation, and Total Patent (from LexisNexisTM), Google Patents, Espacenet, USPTO, and other national and non-patent databases such as IP.com, Google Scholar, IEEE Xplore, CiteSeer, ACM Library, Wiley’s Library, etc. Our patentability search report helps you to ascertain the probability of a patent grant and scope of protection to an invention.
A quick novelty or patentability search in the technical domain can help make effective business decisions and save several dollars involved in patent filing and maintenance. The purpose is to determine whether there are any previous patents or non-patents (prior art) that might prevent the inventor from patenting his or her idea.
Patentability/Prior art search: A patentability search or novelty search is conducted to evaluate the patentability of an invention based on the statutory requirements of a patent office. The searches are conducted prior to preparing the patent application to determine whether the invention is novel and non-obvious. The objective of the search is to identify prior art relevant to the novelty of the invention in patent and non-patent literature.
- Determine patentable inventions
- Screen out inventions before further investment to streamline costs
- Support efficient patent application drafts that improve allowance rates
Prior art search is a comprehensive search that provides a general idea about the prior art in a particular field of technology. An extension to the patentability search, this includes searching not only the published patents and applications, but also specific publications in the field of the art. State of the art gives a complete picture of the relevant technology field to determine the direction of research and is therefore, important for the R & D initiatives. It helps to collect information critical for making market decisions and proves indispensable to a company considering entry into a new technology area or development of new products.
At InnoRes, Our team assists several top universities and research institutes, R&D units of top corporations and individual inventors to protect their inventions globally. We conduct novelty searches on leading patent & non-patent databases to uncover the most relevant prior art and make effective decisions about patent filing.