Patentability search, also known as Novelty or Prior art search is conducted at an early stage of product development as well as before filing a patent application to identify similar or partially similar disclosures to a focused invention.
An efficiently conducted patentability search report helps to
a) Understand the novelty, non-obviousness and utility of an invention
b) Clearly define the scope of an invention during patent drafting
c) Minimize the possibility of rejection of a patent application
d) Understand the competition
e) Understand the market
f) Avoid the later infringement attacks
DPA's patentability search methodology focuses on novelty and its constituent identification as well as mapping current invention with prior closely relevant disclosures in terms of novelty, non-obviousness and utility. This detailed mapping not only helps attorneys to define the scope of the invention perfectly but also avoids rejection of patent application or infringement issues at later stage.
SciTech contents from patents, patent applications and non-patent literature resources such as journals, books, magazines, conferences, trade shows, newspapers, thesis, public disclosure or offer to sell are comprehensively analyzed.
Novelty search is conducted without any date limitation because "Anything that has already been disclosed to the public in any manner at any time cannot be patented".