Patentability search is conducted when an inventor is interested in applying for a patent, and wants to determine whether a similar or identical invention already exists. The main aspects that are targeted in a patent search is to provide opinions on novelty / uniqueness, inventive step and industrial applicability of the invention.
This is designed to tell you the likelihood of obtaining a patent on your idea. Although the law does not require that you do a patentability search before filing a patent application, however often a search is the right first step in the patent process. Searching for the novelty of your idea is a wise step before you commence its production to ensure that your idea is extremely unique and patentable.
The search involves the assessment of understanding each and every element of the invention and co-relating each of these elements to the prior art that is identified. We provide a detailed report based on the different forms of disclosure of the matching elements with respect to the invention in question.
We take different set of strategies including the process of combing a set of prior arts to match the elements or aspects of the present invention.
Each prior art reference may contain the mention of one or two elements of the invention, and by combining these references we give a detailed understanding of how a set of prior art documents are related to the invention in question.
The anticipatory documents and prior art references includes both patent literature and non-patent literature. At each step of innovation, a lot of ideas may seem to be unique and patentable. Huge investments go into development of new ideas and products. Therefore, a proper assessment of the technology is required to move forward
Patentability report helps:
To evaluate the chances of obtaining a patent for a determined invention / development & help writing a better patent application
Avoid unnecessary costs of preparing and filing a useless patent application
Look for the core features of the invention (the special case destroys the novelty of the general case)
Stops as soon as the invention is anticipated by one or more documents
File a patent application to protect your invention/ Give up any patent protection
Adapt / limit the scope of protection to a part of your invention only
It allows the inventor to test the market in different countries before filing for a patent in that country
We will perform this search for you, analyze the result and recommend the path forward.