Patentability Searching

A strong patent application start with smart patent research. Our searchers have a unique capability to decode the Patent Office’s classification system and can provide searches superior to those that use text searching only.  Our researchers are also conveniently located in Alexandria, VA and can access the Public Search Facility at the Patent Office.  Services include:

  • U.S. Patents and U.S. Patent Applications.  Basic search for patentability in the U.S. database going back to 1790.
  • Foreign Patents and Non-Patent Literature.  Elective searches to minimize patentability risk.  Foreign patent searching typically includes European and Japanese Patent databases.
  • Patentability Opinion.  Opinion written by Agent as if he were examining the disclosed features of the invention in view of the patentability search.