Patentability and Prior Art Search Services.

What is a Prior Art Search? 

It is research to find all the products and inventions similar to an invention that you want to patent. It is done to determine if your idea or invention claim is disclosed in the existing patents, patent applications, and non patent literature from around the world. In other words, it is done to find out whether the invention (or an obvious precursor) is already written about somewhere in the world.

This type of searching includes all appropriate search types. There are five search types. Firstly, the keyword type. Secondly, the classification type. Thirdly, the structure type. Fourthly, the sequence type. Lastly, the image type. Our expert searchers use all types as appropriate.  

Note: All searches include keyword and classification type searching. All searches where images or drawings are available also include an image searching.

What is a Novelty or Patentability Search?

Similar to the prior art search, this is a search to find out whether an invention is new and patentable. Usually done before the inventor files a patent application. Always recommended before applying for protection. As above, Novelty and Patentability Searches include all appropriate search types.

Important TIP. Proper searching greatly enhances good patent specification writing. Searching also guides writing claims to improve the protection they provide for your invention. Proper searching can reduce or eliminate potential rejections and objections. Thus, it can save you money.

Important TIP: Once an application is submitted you cannot add any “new matter” to it. You must file a new application or a continuation in part (CIP) if you need to add any drawings or description to support your claims after your initial filing.

What is New Matter in a patent application?


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Schedule an Extensive Expert Prior Art (Patentability) Search by a USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner – Invention – Idea Prior Art Searches only $399.

You can schedule an extensive search for your invention or idea – online right here. Our USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner will conduct the search. This expert search includes searching through all of the same data sources targeted by the patent office for searching patents, patent applications, and non-patent literature. There is only a $399 fee for this complete search. Click here to schedule a consultation. Or, Call Now – (909) 215-9091. Discounted rate offer Expires 20 December 2019.

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