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How can a PCT authority help reduce cost and speed up patent prosecution?

4 patentability search options customized to meet your needs 

The purpose of a Patentability/Novelty search is to determine whether there are any previous patents or non-patent literature that might prevent the inventor from patenting the idea. 

A good Patentability/Novelty search can help you and your client get the most out of an invention and reduce cost involved with patent prosecution and speed up the process. 

On top of our renowned Validity and FTO searches, we at the Nordic Patent Institute also offer a wide range of Patentability/Novelty searches. 

Since the level of thoroughness needed from such a search and budgets can vary quite a bit depending on customers and technology areas, we offer solutions that fit every need. 

Full Novelty/Patentability Search 

An individually quoted search, equal to a thorough PCT search, where a patent examiner typically uses 2-3 working days in searching and analyzing patent and non-patent documentation.  

Fixed Price Novelty Search 

A more narrow, focused search by a patent examiner (approx. 1 working day) in the most comprehensive patent literature databases, in order to determine whether an invention is new. Optional half day search in NPL can be added at a fixed price if deemed necessary. 

Novelty and Technology Overview 

A Novelty Search, combined with an analysis of the patent activity in technical field the invention belongs to. This gives an indication of the major players and the most important markets and patenting activity within the technical field.  

Collaborative Search 

Through video conferencing, the inventor and/or his professional representative can follow the search and discuss the details of the search with the examiner in real time. The purpose is to assess the value of an invention (novelty) before committing resources to develop it further, to market it, seek funding or to file a patent application. 

Example pages from our reports. Search results are categorized based on
relevance, where the examiner has indicated why the reference is relevant and
where in the document the relevant part can be found.

For more information, to see a report example or to request a quote, please contact one of our Key Account Managers

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