Patentability search also known as novelty or prior art search is done prior to filing a patent application or design registration and helps in determining the likelihood of getting a patent. We conduct extensive patent and non-patent literature search on various databases, search engines and websites to identify relevant prior arts/public documents, for example published patents, technical publications such as journal articles, conference papers, websites, available products, marketing information, and the like.
A patentability search prior to filing a patent:
May speed up prosecution of a patent, as the claims may be configured to take into account the prior art
May reduce overall costs by saving time, as potential future hurdles may be avoided
May indicate where research and development investments should be allocated if an unexplored field is discovered
May indicate existing technology which could be problematic from an infringement perspective. Take note that an infringement analysis is a different type of search.
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