LLC conducts extensive
patent searches for corporations, government research organizations,
law firms, universities and individuals in the following technologies:
biotechnology, chemical, medical, electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical,
telecommunications, semi-conductors, computer hardware, and some
Our search team
brings extensive knowledge, experience and analytical capability
to find the best prior art available. These three key attributes
of our search team helps to expedite patent prosecution and reduce
patent cost. Most of our searchers have technical degrees and/or
backgrounds with many years of experience in patent searching. Our
searchers use primarily patent search databases, such as EAST and
WEST at the U.S. Patent Office, and DELPHION to perform both keywords
and manual searching. Also, other search databases are used. Many
of our searchers are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent
Office and some are former Patent Law Examiners.
requested frequently to be expedited and will be treated with a
special status. Our team of experts on a daily basis conducts the
Upon the receipt of a brief written invention disclosure, the searchers
will conduct an extensive prior art search, such as patents and
publications, at the U.S. Patent Office. This search includes the
review of all issued patents, expired and unexpired, their claim(s),
drawing(s), abstracts, and specifications. Then a written analysis
is done with a brief synopsis on each prior art patent and/or publication
in view of the invention disclosure with a recommendation as to
whether we feel that there is any novelty.
Search: Once a hypothetical claim is provided, the
searchers will analyze and review the claims of unexpired or in-force
patents within the subject or technology area. Upon completion of
the analysis and review, the searcher can provide the necessary
recommendations to the client on infringement avoidance of unexpired
or in-force patents.
of the Art Search:
Upon the receipt of a product or method description, the searchers
will conduct an extensive patent and publication search at the U.S.
Patent Office. All issued patents, expired or unexpired are analyzed.
This search results in numerous patents and published applications
being reviewed and cited. This analysis is not as detailed or extensive
as the search used in determining patentability or infringement.
Search: This search is based on a specific U.S.
Patent Number and a specific claim or claims that you want to invalidate.
The searcher will conduct an extensive search by analyzing all patents,
publications and/or other printed material before the filing date
of the U.S. Patent Number in question. This validity analysis can
be used as defensive mechanism against infringement, support for
selecting minimum royalty payments in licensing negotiations and
for patent valuations.
to Operate Search:
In order to perform this search, a hypothetical claim is provided.
The searcher will analyze the claims of all unexpired or in-force
patents. This analysis will enable the attorney and/or inventor
to know which claimed technologies are presently in the public domain
and are free to use. Note that the patent claims are the main focus
in this type of search, not necessarily the disclosure.