Determine whether or not to move forward with the patent process by identifying prior art that may be material to the novelty of your invention. Our patentability / novelty searches help assess the likelihood of obtaining a patent.
We Understand Novelty through Our Legal and Practical Experience
We do not inundate the results with background art, and only provide references which we feel are particularly relevant, based on the professional judgment of our former USPTO examiners and patent attorneys.
Our search report includes pinpoint citations from the identified prior art to save you time and direct you to the relevant disclosures.
We Utilize Traditional and Non-Traditional Sources
We have access to relevant non-patent literature sources, such as subscription-based journals, scientific publications, trade bulletins, and university repositories.
We have an in-house library of prior art collected over the years across many industries and technologies, including articles, news clippings, blog posts, as well as patents and scholarly publications.
We have multi-lingual search capabilities to search Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and other foreign patent databases.
When Should You Conduct a Patentability Search?
In the early stages of the invention disclosure review process to determine which disclosures might be patent candidates; or
Prior to drafting a patent application specification; or
Prior to finalizing your patent application claim set.
What Do You Need to Provide for a Patentability Search?
A detailed description of your invention, including figures, images, photographs, source code (if applicable), and any other information you feel will help us understand the unique features of your invention; or
A draft patent application and/or a draft claim set; or