PATENTABILITY NOVELTY SEARCH
At each step of innovation, a lot of ideas may seem to be unique and patentable. When a company spends large amount of time and money in research and development activities, it becomes essential to analyze the novelty and scope of inventions, prior to filing a patent.
A Patentability search is the first right step in a patent process as it is designed to tell you the likelihood of obtaining a patent on your idea and to ensure that your idea is extremely unique and patentable. An invention is patentable only when it is new or novel and patentability search for an invention helps in knowing whether it has been disclosed publicly by someone before the critical date of the invention.
To Inventor: To know whether others have already staked a claim for that invention and to know about the scope of the invention
To Drafter: To draft the claim by better understanding of the invention over the prior art
To Applicant: Helps to give answer to the examination rejection which may come during its examination phase
Steps for Patentability Search
Understanding the Invention and Seed Information >> Understanding the Market Technology Trends which helps in preparing an Initial List of Key Players, preparing an initial list of Keywords and Synonyms >> Keyword Based Search >> Classification Based Search >> Assignees/Inventors Based Search >> Shortlisted References >> Citation Search (Webbing Search) >> Similarity Search >> Non-Patent Literature Search >> Relevant Prior Arts >> Preparing a User-Friendly Patentability Search Report with Patentability Opinion from the Intellectual Experts
Non-patent literature is required for almost all use cases in patent search and innovation intelligence – except for freedom-to-operate/clearance searches and those related to IPR&D analytics which exclusively focuses on patent landscapes. For all other use cases, non-patent literature is a must.
Key search areas we cover include: top-cited journals, eBooks and conference proceedings, scholarly, government and general-interest titles, abstracts, Open Access full text, clinical resources, allied health research database etc.
Various databases that can be smartly chosen, based upon the domain of interest may include databases like Google Scholar, Scirus etc. and
technology domain specific scientific journals such as PubMed, IP.com, IEEE, ASME, ACM, STN etc. Offline NPL sources include chapters in books, conference proceedings, thesis, dictionaries etc.
Steps for Protecting Your Inventions
Ideas >> State of Art >> Assessment of Ideas & Technology >> Inventions >> Novelty Search >> No Prior Art >> Patent Drafting >> Patent Filed >>
3-4 Working Days
Use of Professional Databases for Prior Art Search, Detailed Mapping of Top Relevant References, A List of Other Peripheral References that can be of any interest to the client, Translated PDFs of Non-English References, Patentability Opinion from Intellectual Experts