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What it does:
✓ Includes all USA/EURO plus most international patents within the last 30 years



What it does:
✓Includes all USA plus European issued and pending patents



What it does:
✓Searches US issued and pending patents


The US assesses patentability based on global novelty. Therefor, any prior art anywhere can be cited by an examiner to defeat a US patent. We therefore advise to have a global prior art (novelty) search done before deciding whether to prepare and file a patent application.

Non-Patent Literature (NPL)

On any search you will have the option to add a report on non-patent literature, which includes published information from academic journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, magazines and newspapers.
Our AI-assisted preliminary search tool gives you an alternative to searching on the USPTO or Google Patent sites, by giving you fast preliminary results without needing to first define Boolean search terms. The results from this tool allow you to determine whether you should have a more in- depth, human-assisted search done, as discussed above.

What’s the best search for you?

Simply put, it depends on whether you wish to patent your invention yourself or simply ensure that you don’t infringe on someone else’s patent. Prior to filing a patent application, we recommend doing a patentability (novelty) search, and since novelty is based on prior art worldwide, a global patentability search is best. Prior to marketing or selling your product we also advise customers to have an infringement search done to avoid potential infringement of third party patents.

Apart from the worldwide novelty requirement for a patent, it makes sense to have a global search done in order to gain market knowledge and for purposes of strategic planning. Where your idea may have numerous variations, performing multiple searches also helps you to narrow down which idea to pursue

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Our team of professional searchers do this work on a daily basis and are well-versed in the technical nuances relating to intellectual property.

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Our goal is to provide best-in-class intellectual property intelligence to give you the best chance of practicing your idea, invention and/or patent portfolio.

Create Around New and Existing Ideas

Our services will let you discover what’s already out there enabling you to gain competitive advantage, create new derivative products, and have a clear path forward.

nvntrSEARCH Offers Search and Analysis Solutions You Won't Find Anywhere Else

At nvntr we provide you with patent search tools that will help you discover what already exists so you can either invent around the search results and create something different or increase the patentability of your innovative ideas by checking their novelty and uniqueness. Through nvntrSEARCH, our skilled search professionals identify all art that is published before a patent application is filed, along with documentation including citations and excerpts from all references that are discovered.

Why do you need our patent search?

Although you may have searched on Google, USPTO, and other sites believing your invention is 100% original, without a professional patent search you cant be sure that it is actually “unique”. With a quality patent search, you can find out if your invention is more likely to qualify for a patent. It will also reveal if there is something nearly identical or shares commonality with your idea.

Patent searches can save you a lot of time and money by ensuring whether your invention is preexisting or not. It can save you from investing funds unnecessarily. Through our IP/Patent services, you can learn whether or not your patent might violate other patent rights or invalidate one that competes with yours.

Additionally, a patent search can assisting you with improving your idea by providing you with a better understanding of what else is available. When you research other patents, you’re able to evaluate whether your invention is different and useful, and, if necessary, make changes and adjustments to improve and strengthen your creations.

nvntrSEARCH services benefit you with the confidence of learning as much as you can about your invention. We have helped our clients find peace of mind by conducting a thorough patent search, allowing them to understand whether a market-changing invention has already been made, as well as how similar or different their design is. Finding positive results on a patent search puts you closer to patenting your idea and monetizing it!


What is "non-patent literature" and why is it good to add to an IP novelty search?

“Non-patent literature” refers to published information that is not part of patent databases. This includes various sources such as academic journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, magazines, and newspapers.

Adding non-patent literature to an IP novelty search can help in several ways:

  1. Broader coverage: NPL provides a more thorough search of the prior art, as it can include information that is not available in patent databases.
  2. Earlier publications: Even where an idea is patented, some non-patent literature sources have earlier publication dates. The PTO does not publish provisional patent applications and only publishes non-provisional patent applications after 18 months, thus non-patent literature such as white papers may provide insight that is not yet available from PTO databases.
  3. Complementary information: Non-patent literature can provide complementary information to patent databases, such as details on the technical and scientific background of the invention.
  4. Different terminology: Non-patent literature can use different terminology than patent databases, make it a useful source for finding related prior art that might have been missed in a patent search.

To recap, non-patent literature helps ensure a more thorough and accurate assessment of the prior art, which is important for evaluating the novelty of an invention.


A note on software patents: currently difficult to get in Europe!


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