Identify Prior Art to Support Patent Prosecution


IP.com search professionals use Patentability Search to help you discover and identify all art that is published prior to an invention, along with documentation with citations and excerpts from all references found. Our patentability search service explores not only the granted and published applications of major patent offices, but also domain-relevant, non-patent literature. We deliver a concise search report that includes citations to sections of any prior art discovered as well as electronic copies of the referenced documents.

When Should You Conduct
a Patentability Search?


Our Patentability Search Includes

What We Need from You


1.

A paragraph or single-page
description of the invention,
with the novel steps clearly
delineated (drawings are
often helpful); or

2.

A provisional or patent application
draft, with the primary
inventive steps (the embodiment
or claims on which the
search is focused) clearly
delineated; or

3.

A document with the novel
structures, compounds,
and/or compositions (for a
pharmaceutical or industrial
chemical search)