Patentability Search

Prior Art Search

What is prior art search?

An invention is eligible to receive a patent only if 

  1. It covers patentable subject matter

  2. It is novel

  3. It is not an obvious combination of pre-existing inventions

A prior art search (also called a patent search) reveals whether (or which portions of) the invention is truly novel and truly non-obvious, in light of all published literature (including patents, technical papers, products, manuals, even university theses). 

For new inventions, prior art search helps you determine how likely is it that your invention (or portions thereof) will receive a patent. For existing patents, prior art search helps you challenge their validity (for example, through an Inter Partes Review at the Patent Trial and Appellate Board).

Experts at Copperpod bring with them decades of patent search and patent litigation experience to help attorneys defend clients during patent infringement cases and evaluate patentability of new inventions. Our no-stone-unturned approach helps you not just find the perfect prior art, but also fully understand the state of the art. We also help invalidity experts understand, document and prepare their expert reports.

Prior Art Search
Patent Review
File History Review
Claim Scope Analysis
Patent Search
Literature Search
Keywords Based
Citations Based
Inventors Based
Primary Prior Art
Secondary Prior Art
Detailed Claim-By-Claim Report

Copperpod's prior art patent search covers more than 100 patent office databases around the world - including European, Japanese, Chinese and Korean patents - as well as all major non-patent literature and product databases.

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