An investigation that helps to determine whether or not a patent can be obtained and if it makes sense to file a patent application. A patentability search (also knows as a prior art search or novelty search) identifies prior art that may be material to the novelty of an invention, and can help to assess the likelihood of securing a reliable patent with adequate claim scope.
We do not inundate the results with background art, and only provide references which we feel are relevant, based on the professional judgment of our former USPTO examiners and patent attorney. Our search report includes pinpoint citations from the identified prior art to save you time and direct you to the relevant disclosures. In addition, we have multilingual search capabilities to search Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and other foreign patent databases.