Variant Details and Terms and Conditions
If you are betting big on exclusivity through patents for your market offering and will be investing significantly in patenting process as well as building your market offerings based on this – you need a confirmatory word on prior-art even before the patent is filed.
Here, we recommend our Guaranteed Model, where we guarantee a 100% correct recommendation on prior-art through an exhaustive (NO EFFORT UPPER CAP) search through patent and non-patent literature.
If we recommend that the invention is patentable even after detailed search and patent examiner reports otherwise, we pay you two times our fee (i.e., $3,998).
Terms & Conditions: Please note that searches are limited to documents available in English (including machine translations as available). Further, non-patent literature search is only limited to digital and publically available documents searchable via various sources on internet. You may, however, include any other languages/ sources to the search on paid basis. The Guarantee applies on the scope of search selected beforehand in terms of language and sources.
Maximize your protection and minimize the office actions by having the accurate information before patent filing.
Why ‘Patent Drafting Catalyst’ (PDC) for prior-art Studies?
- PDC: 8+ Years of Business, 100+ Full Time Searchers, 30+ Tech Areas, 500+ Prior-Art Searches/month
- Multiple variants (see below) to adjust your budget and completeness requirements
- Searches and manual analysis conducted by subject matter experts/ reports with expert comments
- Wide non-patent literature coverage / Multi-lingual (16+ Languages) searches covering 100+ Countries
More About Prior-Art Searches
Prior-Art Searches is a prior-art study conducted to determine if a patent might be granted on an invention by a patent office. In Prior-Art Searches, a qualified prior-art searcher studies all published documents (including patents, scientific literatures, conference proceedings, blogs, etc) in the domain of invention (ideally irrespective of country/language they are published in).
Based on this study of prior art, the prior-art searcher prepares a Prior-Art Searches report summarizing if the given invention is patentable (i.e., whether it is novel and non-obvious compared to anything already known to human kind) and/or if some modification needs to be made to the invention/scope of patent for it to become potentially patentable.
Apart from giving a general background and state-of-the-art about the invention’s domain, a Prior-Art Searches report actually helps an inventor/company make an informed strategy about patenting and product launch saving them lot of resources and money. Especially because:
- If Prior-Art Search is conducted properly and timely, it helps you determine if a patent should be filed. If answer is yes, the Prior-Art Search report helps you determine how broad a protection can be sought, if no, then pro-active decisions can be taken on filing or amending claims. In both the case, you either save time and money on patenting process and/or significantly reduce the expenditure on patent office actions
- Filing a patent application does not guarantee patent grant and if an invention is very critical for market offering and if company/inventor are betting on exclusivity via patents, a Prior-Art Search helps them determine in timely manner whether they will get such an exclusivity and they can accordingly decide to invest further in that research/ offering.
Synonyms: Novelty searches, Pre-filing Searches, Pre-examination Searches, Knockout Searches, Invention Evaluation, Innovation Screening, Idea Screening, Invention Screening, etc.