A patentability search focuses on identifying prior art references essential in understanding if the invention meets the requirements of novelty and non-obviousness in the light of prior art. Also, a patentability search helps in determining the scope of patent protection to be sought while drafting a patent application. An effective patentability search assists a drafter to understand how to design around claims of the invention to avoid rejections.
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We use both private and public databases to carry out a thorough patent and non-patent literature search. Each patentability report includes a novelty assessment with respect to non-obviousness along with the novelty of the invention.
We are one of the best patent search providers, with access to the most powerful patent and as well as non-patent databases, ensuring a worldwide coverage of 100+ jurisdictions.
Some of our key databases include Questel Orbit, PatBase, STN, Google patents, Espacenet, USPTO, as well as many other national patent databases. The team also has access to numerous non-patent literature databases like IP.com, IEEE Xplore, Google Scholar, CiteSeer, ScienceDirect, Wiley’s Library, ACM Library, PubMed, etc (Know more about our Databases and search coverage)
Understand technology evolution in a specific sub-domain
Identify hot zone-specific timelines, geographies, academic research/ breakthrough
SEARCH & ANALYSIS
Prior art search (keywords, relevant classifications, search strings, assignees, inventors, citations)
Analysis & report preparation
Semantic & Linguistic Search → Advanced Boolean search strings including synonyms of keywords for better coverage
Patent Classification Search → Identify best-fit classifications and build patent clusters
Citation Analysis → Search & analyze the network of citations (both backward & forward references) & identify relevant patents within the technology landscape based on the priority date
Attribute Clustering → Build Assignee-based & Inventor-based patent clusters to ensure exhaustive coverage of the patent landscape and find high-relevant prior art
Non-Patent Literature Search → Search & analyze relevant NPLs using Keyword and/or Assignee and/or Inventor based searching