PATENT RESEARCH

Patentability Search

Einfolge’ s patentability search involves conducting a search of prior art, including published patent applications, issued patents, and any other published documents, to determine the patentability of the inventive concept and whether it is worth pursuing a patent application. The main purpose of the search is to assess the likelihood of securing patent protection for an invention.

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Einfolge can help you answer questions such as whether the idea is novel, whether it has already been patented, and whether it has been anticipated or rendered obvious. Since filing and prosecuting a patent application can be costly, the search can help determine whether it is worth the expense and effort to file a patent for the idea and whether it is worth fully developing and marketing your concept.

During a patentability search, Einfolge’s searchers use various databases, including patent and non-patent literature databases, to locate prior art related to the invention. Once the search is complete, the results are analyzed to determine the relevance of the prior art to the invention and assess its potential patentability.

The results of the search can help you make an informed decision about whether to proceed with filing a patent application and can also help refine your invention to make it more novel and non-obvious, thereby increasing your chances of obtaining a patent.

Importance of Patentability Search during Prosecution

During the patent prosecution process, conducting a patentability search can help you identify prior art, including existing patents and other published documents that may be like the invention at hand. This can assist you in developing a more robust patent application and crafting more specific and narrow claims, thereby increasing the likelihood of a patent grant and identifying potential obstacles to patentability.

A novelty search can also help you avoid spending time and resources on an invention that is unlikely to be patented by identifying potential barriers to patentability early in the process. Our IP experts can assist you in avoiding costly litigation in the future by reducing the likelihood of infringing on existing patents.

Why choose Einfolge for a patentability search?

We stay abreast of the latest changes in patent laws and use them to establish a broader scope of "novelty" and "non-obviousness", which forms the basis of our search strategies. We conduct searches in various patent and non-patent databases to determine patentability on behalf of our clients.

Our patentability search reports provide an opinion on the patentability of the subject matter and cite all relevant prior art references. We prioritize doing things right to foster innovation and boost business growth.

At Einfolge, we offer a range of intellectual property (IP) services to our clients, including prosecution support, commercial support, patent search support, analytical support, litigation support, docketing, paralegal support, IP valuation, IP training, and auditing services.

We practice and adhere to globalized market standards such as those in the U.S., Germany, the UK, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, etc., and more, and provide comprehensive, strategic, and precise services.

With over 1,000 patentability searches conducted every year, our customized and focused reports can help you achieve your goals within your budget.

Einfolge is dedicated to keeping up with the ever-changing world and providing customized insights and guidance to meet the unique needs of each inventor or institution we work with. Our primary objective is to deliver the best possible service and support to ensure our clients' success in protecting their ideas and inventions.

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Patentability search alternatively referred to as a novelty search is an essential & foundational procedure that lays the groundwork for the pursuit of a patent