Validity Search (£)
A search to locate documents which might be used to invalidate an invention forming the subject of a patent claim
Report completed within 15 working days
|Coverage||Countries / bodies covered||Price (£)|
|Patent Only||Worldwide (PatBase records)||2,250|
|Patent / Non-patent||As above plus technology specific databases||3,000|
Publication number of patent to be invalidated, with an indication of claims / features of interest, plus any prior art (if available).
Patent: 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.
Non-patent: Primarily by keyword, although database specific classification schemes may be utilised.
Supplementary applicant / inventor / author searches may also form part of both strategies.
Patents in full text and / or abstract format are accessed through PatBase, the database developed by RWS and Minesoft covering more than 45 million patents from over 100 issuing authorities: US, WO, EP, GB, DE, FR, CN, JP and many more.
Technology-specific abstract databases will be the resource for non-patent literature. Where possible, full articles will be inspected for any abstracts of potential interest.
|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.|
Validity 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:
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