About Patent Search Services
Our search experts have helped clients globally in making critical decisions about patents filing, defending the intellectual property, and monetization of patent assets by delivering the right and reliable patent information and patent search services. Having successfully completed 3,000+ patent searches to support across various patent life cycle stages and with an access to the world’s most sophisticated databases, we are confident that we can provide a strong direction for your patenting goals and in IP decision matters through our high-quality and reliable search reports.
Patent search is the most crucial step for a strong IP strategy and an informed patent decision. Any patent-related activity begins with a search, whether it is about filing a patent or licensing a patent or conducting a patent intelligence. Patent searching (prior art searching) is as much an art as science. It requires in-depth understanding about the technology domain, data discovery expertise, and analytical skills. Our patent clinicians know this well and are capable to handle the varying requirements of our client.
We are a one-stop solutions provider for all your patent searching needs. Maxinov offers all types of patent searches depending on the objective, client requirements and the scope of the study. We offer high-quality, effective, and reliable patent research (search) services such as patentability assessment, validity search, invalidation search, opposition search, infringement study, freedom to operate search (clearance search), claims mapping, state of the art search, search for information disclosure statements, evidence of use (EoU), and patent landscape search.
Patent validity search
State of the Art Search
Why Choose Us?
We are a one-stop solutions provider for all your patent searching needs. Maxinov offers all types of patent searches depending on the objective, client requirements and the scope of the study. We offer high-quality, effective, and reliable patent research (search) services such as patentbility assessment, validity search, invalidation search, opposition search, infringement study, freedom to operate search (clearance search), claims mapping, state of the art search, search for information disclosure statements, and patent landscape search.
Our reports are highly customized in view of the end objective and client necessities. Patent searches can be supported through non-patent data discovery and analysis tasks if client wishes for a more comprehensive study. An access to the world’s most comprehensive databases with a coverage of more than 50 countries patent data adds credibility to the information.
Comprehensive literature study
Why should I conduct a prior art search?
There are more than one reason for conducting a prior art search. It helps you assess novelty and non-obviousness of the invention. It also helps you define scope of the claims. Without search, you cannot know the boundary of your invention that differentiates it from existing knowledge. A good prior art search lays the foundation of a good patent application. It can save huge amount of costs by timely letting you know what is patentable is and is not.
What is Maxinov’s expertise in conducting prior art searches?
Maxinov’s team includes researchers and patent agents who have more than a decade experience of patent searches in various domains of technology. They understand the ins and outs and subtle nuances pertaining to patent searches. We have access to the patent literature of 100+ countries and translated patent information for several non-English jurisdictions such as China Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, Korean Patent Office, Germany etc. This ensures that we do not miss on any important literature piece.
Does a prior art search involve only patent search?
Ideally not but it all depends on client requirements. Some clients request only patent search, others may want a comprehensive search. We recommend you conduct a comprehensive prior art search that involves patent search (granted as well as pending) and non-patent literature such as abstracts and posters, conference proceedings, journal articles, etc.
Does a patent search guarantee patent grant?
No. Patent grant depends on many factors such as prior art available, Examiner’s interpretation and judgment particularly in case of non-obviousness matters, as well as several other legal aspects. As for the availability of prior art, no search can guarantee that 100% literature is screened. There is indefinite information – a vast sea of knowledge. Our search professionals are experts in framing search methodologies that allow optimal usage of time to study the most probably literature to uncover prior art. But this does not guarantee unavailability of prior art. We are however successful in most cases to uncover any relevant prior art that may appear to an Examiner during prosecution. And, that’s the objective of a search.