How is Novelty Research Used?
Novelty research provides clients with information used to form patentability opinions and a strong foundation to subsequent application drafting and submittal.
How is Novelty Research Conducted?
Novelty research is intended to provide a general overview of the art for a particular invention. The clients disclosure is compared to the prior art and the most similar patents in form and function are provided. While this search is not intended to be as exhaustive in scope as other research, it does provide the required depth to render a strong patentability opinion.
Opinion-free comments include column/line/figure and claim references to point clients directly to the most important features of the art. Coupled with keyword searchable electronic patent copies, clients can quickly and accurately prepare their patentability opinions with confidence.
Who Benefits from Novelty Research?
Novelty research is typically required in conjunction with the corporate evaluation of new and potential products during the initial stages of prosecution. A well crafted novelty search can save time and money later in the prosecution cycle. Novelty research benefits those with new intellectual property ventures and provides a good overview of the patents relating to a potential product or design.
Search Results Include:
- Opinion-free comments
- Keyword searchable patents
- Current PAIR assignments
- Current INPADOC patent family and legal status
- Electronic results for easy storage and sharing
- Free shipping and free
- electronic patent copies
- Free research estimate