Novelty searches can be used in a wide range of connections
As a clarification of whether an invention is new
For evaluating invention disclosures
As a basis for a well-founded patent application
We search international patent databases and relevant international non-patent literature on the basis of a description prepared by the customer. The presise scope and depth 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 references found divided into categories depending on their relevance
Examiners comments on why the reference is perceived to be relevant
Detailed specification of the relevant parts of the references
Search strategy and databases used for the search
We need a short description of the invention that specifies the relevant technical features, i.e an invention disclosure, or a provisional patent application.
Drawings, chemical structures etc can often be very helpful.