Patentability Searches vs. Patent Clearance Searches

Patentability Searches vs. Patent Clearance Searches

The purpose of a patentability searches is to gain an indication as to whether or not a patent claim for an invention is likely to meet the requirements of the patent statute. The purpose of a patent clearance search is to gain an indication as to whether or not exploiting a product in a particular[…]

Need of Patentability Search Before Filing a Patent

Need of Patentability Search before Filing a Patent

Patentability search Inventors are not required to search the prior art before filing a patent application on their invention. So why would an inventor wish to spend time and money on a patentability searches. Patentability search (also sometimes known as Novelty Search) identifies prior art references that either alone or in combination are relevant to[…]

Patent Search

Basics of Conducting a Patentability Search

In order to perform a patentability search the first step is to determine exactly what are the possible claimed components of the invention that are to be searched. If a patent specification hasn’t already been prepared then a candidate patent claim is usually constructed from the invention disclosure. For example, a patent claim for an[…]