Novelty Search / Patentability Search

Novelty Searches can be used in a wide range of connections:

  • As a clarification of whether an invention is new
  • For evaluating invention disclosures
  • For assessing the inventive merit of new products in relation to patenting
  • As a basis for a well-founded patent application

Product characteristics

We search international patent databases and relevant international non-patent literature on the basis of a description and drawings, if any, prepared by the customer. The scope of the search will be agreed upon in each individual case.

Upon conclusion of the search, a report with the following contents will be made:

  • Specification of the aim of the search
  • Description of the scope of the search
  • Overview of material found divided into categories depending on its relevance
  • Detailed specification of the relevant parts of the references
  • Search strategy and databases used for the search

Specifications needed

We need a short description of the invention that specifies the novel steps, i.e an invention disclosure, or a provisional patent application. Often drawings, chemical structures etc will be very helpful.


Delivery time is normally within 2-3 weeks.
Before starting the search a latest delivery date and time consumption shall be agreed.


The price of a Novelty search depends on the scope of the task and will be based on hours spent. The price covers documents and costs for normally used databases.


If you need further information, have any questions or wish to order a search, see our contact details.