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Patentability Search in the USA

Conduct a search through patent databases, identifying potential conflicts and verifying uniqueness. This stage offers a secure way to R&D, thus helping to avoid legal issues


Conduct a search through patent databases, identifying potential conflicts and verifying uniqueness. This stage offers a secure way to R&D, thus helping to avoid legal issues

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a patentability search?
A patentability search is a comprehensive search of existing patents and patent applications to determine if your invention is novel and non-obvious.
Why do I need a patentability search?
A patentability search can help you determine if your invention is likely to be granted a patent, saving you time and money in the patent application process.
Who conducts a patentability search?
A patent attorney or patent agent typically conducts a patentability search.
How long does a patentability search take?
A patentability search can take several weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of the invention and the number of existing patents and patent applications to review.
What happens if my invention is not novel or non-obvious?
If your invention is not novel or non-obvious, you may not be able to obtain a patent for it.
Can I conduct my own patentability search?
Yes, you can conduct your own patentability search, but it's recommended to work with a patent attorney or agent to ensure that the search is comprehensive and accurate.
What is a patentability opinion?
A patentability opinion is a legal opinion provided by a patent attorney or agent on whether your invention is likely to be granted a patent based on the results of the patentability search.
How much does a patentability search cost?
The cost of a patentability search varies depending on the complexity of the invention and the scope of the search, but it typically ranges from a few hundreds dollars to a few thousands of dollars.
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Unlocking the Potential: How Patentability Search helps


In the fast-paced world of innovation and technological advancements, securing intellectual property rights has become vital for businesses and inventors. One of the essential steps in this process is conducting a comprehensive patentability search. In this article, we will delve into the importance of patentability searches, their benefits, and how they aid in safeguarding novel ideas from infringement.

Understanding Patentability Search

A patentability search, often known as a novelty search or prior art search, is a crucial preliminary step before filing a patent application. Its primary purpose is to determine if an invention is novel, non-obvious, and meets the requirements for patentability. By analyzing prior art, which includes existing patents, publications, and other public disclosures, this search aims to uncover any existing technologies or ideas similar to the one in question.

The Significance of Patentability Search 

Patentability searches are invaluable tools for inventors and businesses. By conducting a thorough search early in the development process, they can avoid investing time and resources into an invention that may lack novelty or is already protected by existing patents. This saves them from potential legal issues and allows them to focus their efforts on truly patentable ideas, increasing their chances of obtaining valuable intellectual property rights.

Key Steps in Conducting a Patentability Search

  • Defining the Scope of the Search: To begin the patentability search process, it's essential to clearly define the scope of the invention. Identifying relevant keywords and synonyms related to the technology in question is crucial. This ensures that the search is extensive and comprehensive, leaving no stone unturned in the quest for prior art.
  • Utilizing Patent Databases and Resources: The success of a patentability search largely depends on accessing reliable and extensive patent databases and resources. Fortunately, there are numerous online platforms and patent databases that patent professionals and inventors can leverage. These databases contain a wealth of information, including granted patents, patent applications, and non-patent literature, making them invaluable for a thorough search.

The Benefits of Patentability Search

  • Mitigating Legal Risks: One of the primary advantages of a patentability search is reducing legal risks. By identifying existing patents and prior art, inventors can make informed decisions about the potential patentability of their invention. This minimizes the risk of infringing on someone else's intellectual property, avoiding costly litigation and potential damages.
  • Streamlining the Patenting Process: Conducting a patentability search streamlines the patent application process significantly. Armed with comprehensive knowledge of prior art, inventors can draft stronger patent applications, including claims that distinguish their invention from existing technologies. This increases the likelihood of the patent being granted and offers broader protection for their innovative ideas.

A patentability search is a critical step for inventors and businesses seeking to protect their intellectual property. By assessing the novelty of an invention through extensive prior art research, patentability searches play a pivotal role in securing valuable patent rights. As the innovation landscape continues to evolve, harnessing the power of patentability searches becomes more crucial than ever in unlocking the potential of groundbreaking ideas.

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How does patent search via iPNOTE work?

The majority of patent-related tasks are standard in nature and can be completed by experienced professionals in just a few hours. To find your intellectual property lawyer through iPNOTE, you should:

  1. Fill out a short form to create an account on the platform.
  2. Create a task in the desired region. We operate in the United States and worldwide.
  3. Choose a contractor from the providers we recommend.
  4. Receive the completed documentation.

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