Patent Search Services

Patentability/Novelty Searches

Patentability search is also known as Novelty search and is conducted before filing a patent application in the patent office. This search helps in assessing novelty, inventive steps and industrial applicability of our client’s invention in comparison to already available patent and non-patent literature. Patentability search also helps in drafting smarter claims, thus rendering expedited grant of patents.

Patent Invalidity Searches

The invalidity search is done to invalidate a patent in question by finding out potentially similar patent and non-patent literature. Our clients opt for this type of search to invalidate the grant of a patent, access the strength of a patent and for fixing appropriate royalty/licensing mechanisms.

The reports generated by us include details on potential prior arts through color-coded claim mappings/Evidence of use charts.

Freedom To Operate (FTO) Searches

FTO search is a “clearance search” or a “Risk assessment search” conducted before the launch of a product in a particular jurisdiction. FTO search helps our clients in accessing the risk of a potential infringement on their product/service by identifying third party enforceable patents and patent publications in a jurisdiction of interest.

Patent Landscape Analysis

Patent landscape analysisis used to study technology trends and state-of-the-art inventions in a particular technology field. Our clients use landscape search to identify existing solutions/technologies for their technical problem. Competitive intelligence concluded from landscape searches helps our clients in making decisions to invest money in development of a particular technology.

Our landscape search also helps in detecting white spaces, i.e. the areas with little patent protection, that in turn explores business opportunities for our clients. The reports provided by our team includes customized, comprehensive and visual-based analysis of the existing technology trends in the questioned area of interest.

Design Patentability Searches

Design patents differ from utility patents and relate to visual characteristics of an article that includes configuration, shape, structure and outline of an article. Intellect Bastion conducts design searches not only using keywords, but also using Locarno classification. The databases used by our experts to conduct worldwide design search includes multiple professional design databases and domestic websites of individual patent office(s).

Chemical Structure Searches

Chemical sequence search relates to finding out novelty in a specific chemical compound by comparing chemical structures mentioned in various patent and non-patent literature. We, at Intellect Bastion, ensure best quality chemical searching on both paid tools such as Scientific Technical Network (STN) and unpaid tools such as chemspider.

Biological Sequence Searches

Biological sequences covers DNA/RNA nucleotide sequences as well as amino acid sequences (peptides and proteins). A specific arrangement of sequence is searched on both patent and non-patent literature to ascertain the novelty of that sequence. We create a professional report as per the client‘s satisfaction by searching the sequence under question on both unpaid databases like NCBI and paid databases like STN.

Non patent Literature Searches

Non patent literature includes scientific journals, conference proceedings, research announcements as well as the data on platforms like social sites, magazines, newspapers and datasheets. Our team assists our clients in providing non-patent prior arts relevant to an invention through all the above-mentioned sources to maximize the quality and scope of their patent.