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Patent Innovation: Searching

Patent searching is an art and a highly-developed skill, whether searching by computer databases or site visits to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where we interface directly with Examiners. The analysis and evaluation of the search findings in the context of existing technology, the specific industry, and the law is essential for determining the patentability of an innovation. Thorough and focused searching is also critical to determining the scope of patent coverage.

Exemplary Focused Search Strategies:

  • Patentability
  • Validity
  • Non-Infringement
  • Clearance/Freedom-to-Operate
  • State-of the-Art Relevant to Industry
  • Due Diligence