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Patent Novelty, Prior Art/State of the Art & Validity Searches

Patent Novelty Search

This type of search attempts to identify patents to determine if the invention meets the requirements of patentability.  Our team will examine patent databases using various types of patent classification systems as well as relevant keywords.

Patent Validity Search

Although similar to novelty searching, validity searches are limited to a particular date and conducted with the aim of locating prior art to invalidate a pre-existing patent.  If you are being sued or threatened with a suit based on an existing patent, a validity search may uncover prior art invalidating that patent.

Patent Prior Art/State of the Art Search

A patent prior art search is aimed to collect patents and literature directed to a single idea/concept to assist in patent portfolio development, competition analysis or R&D planning.