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Patentability Search

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What is Patentability Search?

A patentability search or novelty search is conducted to evaluate the patentability of an invention based on the statutory requirements of a patent office. The searches are conducted prior to preparing the patent application to determine whether the invention is novel and non-obvious. The objective of the search is to identify prior art relevant to the novelty of the invention in patent and non-patent literature.

We have access to industry’s leading patent and non-patent databases across 100+ jurisdictions worldwide. Some of the databases include Thomson Innovation, Orbit (from QuestelTM) and Total Patent (from LexisNexisTM), Google Patents, Espacenet, USPTO, and other national and non-patent databases such as IP.com, Google Scholar, IEEE Xplore, CiteSeer, ACM Library, Wiley’s Library, etc. Our patentability search report helps you to ascertain the probability of a patent grant and scope of protection to an invention. We conduct exhaustive prior art searches in patent databases and provide detailed patentability analysis. We also help you to locate features of the invention that have the potential of a patent grant. The search strategy consists a variety of strategies including keywords based searching, patent classification-based searching for example, CPC, IPC, USC, FI, F-term based searching; assignee and inventors based searching; citation search/spider searching.

Commercial Assessment

The invention can be evaluated for commercial potential as well. The various factors that we consider in evaluating the commercial viability of an invention include potential applications, market size, potential licensing opportunities, funding/venture opportunities, and challenges to commercialization.

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  • Keeping a careful Record of your invention and recording every step of the invention in a notebook.
  • Making it sure that your invention qualifies for Patent Protection.
  • Assessing the commercial Potential of your invention.
  • Do a proper Patent search
  • Preparing and filing an application with UPSTO
In order to determine your idea can be patented or not, you can review the UPSTO’S (Union Patent and Trademark Office) list. By looking at the list you will be able to find out either you can or cannot patented your idea. You can easily find the list on UPSTO’S Website. It is important to keep this in mind that your idea should also be considered an invention, and its practical use should be apparent.
Any person who invents or discovers any new useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement under the US Patent law can obtain a Patent. The invention must have some utility or usefulness. The invention must not be obvious.
Expiry of patents is  at years 4, 8 or 12 if maintenance fees are not received by the USPTO. The fees are actually due before years 3.5, 7.5 and 11.5 but can still be paid within the six-month grace period if an extra $150.00 is submitted along with the standard renewal fees.