Infringement Search (£)
A search to locate patents which might be infringed by the manufacture, sale or use of a specific article, apparatus or process.
Report completed within 15 - 20 working days
All of the above include 4 years coverage of WIPO (PCT) applications.
|Single country (plus EP if applicable)||750 - 1,000|
|Europe (defined as BE, CH, DE, EP, FR, GB, NL) or US||1,500 - 2,000|
|Europe + US||2,000 - 3,000|
|Asia (CN, JP, KR, TW)||quotes available|
Details of the article, apparatus or process, together with an indication of what aspects are considered to be of greatest significance.
Designed to locate the most pertinent cases liable to cause concern, the strategy will usually be a combination of:
The methods used are ultimately determined by the subject matter of the search and the constraints of the budget.
Supplementary applicant / inventor / author searches may also form part of the strategy.
Patents in full text and / or abstract format are accessed through PatBase, the database developed by RWS and Minesoft.
Whilst the focus of the search is on the claims, and cases which are potentially in-force, disclosures indicating possible right-of-use are also reported.
|Delivery||Reports delivered by email, with an ftp link to pdf copies.|
|Budget||We can adapt the strategy to work with lower or higher budgets. See order form below.|
|Estimates||Alternatively, an estimate for a comprehensive “no-stone-unturned” search can be provided free of charge. See order form below.|
Infringement Search Order Form
- Over 50 years experience
- In-house team of technically qualified multidisciplinary researchers
- Worldwide coverage
- Expertise in all technical areas
- Extensive range of search tools and resources
- ISO 9001 accredited procedures
Patent / Design Searches:
Validity / Infringement /
Novelty / State-of-the-Art /
Structure / Sequence
Non-Patent Literature Searches
Patent / Design Watches:
Subject Matter / Class / Name / Status
Patent Filewrappers / Non-patent Literature / Patent Status
PatBase patent database:
Available on subscription