Prior-Art Search

For an invention to be patented, the criteria of novelty and non-obviousness must be met. A prior-art search is performed to determine whether an invention is new and non-obvious, or not.

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At Sagacious IP, we assist global companies, MSMEs and Innovators planning to protect their inventions/innovations. Prior-Art Search help in verifying the novelty of these inventions and fetch optimal patentable subject matter. These searches are a crucial step that helps our clients decide whether to invest in a new patent application.

State-of-the-Art Prior-Art Search with Quick Turnaround

State-of-the-Art Prior-Art Search with Quick Turnaround

Why Prior-Art Search?

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1000+ Searches Across Multiple Technology Domains Delivered Seamlessly In Timely And Cost-Effective Manner

One of the world’s largest printer and computer manufacturer works with a dedicated team at Sagacious IP. The team helps the organization with 60+ Prior-Art assessments every month helping them make informed decisions related to patent filing, claim scope and/or designing around. The relationship has reached a level where the team now has a deep understanding of their technological domains and expectations. It helps us expediate the process of sharing our Prior-Art assessment with a short turn-around time.

Novelty Searches With First Draft Of Independent Claims Resulted In 30% Reduction In Time From IDF To Patent Draft Ready For Filing

One of the top US law firms leverages our support on 30+ Prior-Art assessments every month for the largest automobile company from Japan. To optimize process & reduce turn-around time, we share our assessment over an email with relevant results, and tic-tac-toe mapping. We also provide draft of first independent claim along with the search report.

FAQs

A prior art search refers to an organized review of publicly available prior art material related to your invention. This may be provided in the form of validity searches, patent examination searches, patentability searches, and state-of-the-art searches.

Prior art includes any publicly available document such as published patents, technical publications, articles in journals, website content, conference papers, marketing information, and publicly available product data.

An inventor or company can perform prior art searches in-house or outsource them to professional prior art searchers. In case companies or inventors plan to conduct searches on their own, they not only need to devise an exhaustive search strategy but also need to carry out searches on different databases. Some of the popular search databases are Google Patents, Espacenet (EPO) search interface, USPTO search interface, Patent Lens, and WIPO search interface.

A prior art search can help you to identify the closest prior arts and define the scope of protection in patent claims. It can also reduce the prosecution time owing to fewer claim amendments and office actions. But most importantly, it can help you save resources and money associated with patent filings and prosecution proceedings.

The fees charged for prior art searches varies considerably as different search professionals use different search methods. A search professional may charge USD 100 for simple inventions to USD 2,000 or more for complex inventions.

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Hybrid Patentability Searches™ – An Innovative Way to Ensure Quality at Significantly Lower Costs and Turnaround

Offshoring Patentability Search – Ensuring Compliance with Export Control Regulations

Performing Prior-Art Search in Pharmaceutical Domain – A Structured Approach

Introducing LivePat™ – AI Based Prior-Art Search