Worldwide Scan Search (£)
A concise “first-look” to identify prior art relevant to
the key concepts of a proposed invention.
Report completed within 5 working days
|Coverage||Countries / bodies covered||Price (£)|
|Patent Only||Worldwide (PatBase records)||350|
|Patent / Non-patent||As above plus free internet sources (e.g. Google Scholar)||550|
A brief description / abstract of the invention, plus any prior art (if available).
The emphasis is placed upon keyword searches, conducted through full texts and / or abstracts, making appropriate use of truncation and proximity operators. However, where the subject matter falls within well defined IPC, CPC (ECLA replacement), or USPC classification headings, then classes-in-combination, or keyword / class combinations will be considered. Citation searches may also be used to complement the above techniques. Non-patent searches will be by keyword only, and limited to review of on-screen articles.
Patents in full text and / or abstract format are accessed through PatBase, the database developed by RWS and Minesoft covering more than 45 million patent families with publications from over 100 issuing authorities: US, WO, EP, GB, CA, FR, DE, CN, JP and many more. Internet sources such as Google Scholar, or free-to-use technology-specific databases, will be the resource for non-patent literature.
|Delivery||Reports delivered by email, with an ftp link to pdf copies.|
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- 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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