State of the Art Search

A State of the Art search is used to comprehend the status of a particular technological field. The search identifies patents, published patent applications, as well as, non-patent literature in the particular technical field around the world. The main objective of a State of the Art search is to:

  • Provide up-to-date information about progress in a specific technical field.
  • Identifying new areas for investment, and research and development.
  • Identify potential mergers and acquisitions.
  • Identify new technological trends.
  • Identify potential competitors.

See what’s trending in your domain

State of the art searches provides technology insights in a particular field that can act as a basis for making strategic IP and business decisions. When a company is considering entry into a particular technology area or launching a new product, a State of the Art search can be used to measure the strength and threats in the technology area.


We are one of the best patent search provider, 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 includes Questel Orbit, PatBase, STN, Google patents, Espacenet, USPTO, and as well as many other national and as well as many other national patent databases. The team also has access to numerous non-patent literature databases like, 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


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 network of citations (both backward & forward references) & identify relevant patents within the technology landscape based on 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

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Prior Art Searches (Novelty, Invalidity and FTO)

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IP Landscape Studies

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Languages in 70+ jurisdictions

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Claim charts and EoU analysis

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