FEATURE IMAGE PRIOR ART SEARCH

Prior Art Search: A Complete Explanation

Prior art in terms of patent refers to evidence that shows a certain product or idea is already present. Prior art is also known as competing art. Prior art search is going through the available database to check the novelty of one’s product/idea. Related article: Proofreading essentials: “The essential eight” Why perform a prior art[…]

US Patent Search (Major Search Types)

US Patent Search (Major Search Types)

It is essential for one to conduct a US patent search before the patent filing process. It is so because patent search plays a huge role in avoiding patent infringement. This, subsequently, reduces the cost of the applicant. A US search is a subset of the prior-art search. Here, one mentions similar ideas in academic and[…]

A complete guide to patent novelty search

A Complete Guide to Patent Novelty Search

Introduction: Seeking for U.S. patent protection requires the presence of features like novelty, non-obviousness, and usefulness in the invention. Another aspect of patent protection is Patent Novelty Search or Novelty Search which aims to dig out pre-existing knowledge for checking the uniqueness of the applicant’s invention. This sort of pre-existing knowledge search in a particular technical[…]

What is prior art

What is Prior-Art?

A Prior-Art is everything about your invention, already available in public before the registration. This simply means that the invention is no longer a novel.  It is basically a proof that an invention like yours exists, already. Prior-art is when someone has previously described or  made something very similar to your invention. National patent laws[…]

Validity Search

Invalidity or Validity Search and its Basics

“Invalidity Search” and “Validity Search” are essentially the same. Both these searches are targeted to find relevant prior-art documents which may be used to invalidate the claims of the target patent. Specifically, the invalidity search is used to find prior-art documents to invalidate the claims of the target patent; and the validity search is used[…]

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