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Determine How Patentable Your Inventions Are With Our Hybrid Patentability Search

To help you with your patentability searches, we offer a unique hybrid solution that combines the expertise of our manual team of patent professionals with the cutting-edge technology of our AI & LLM-powered XLSCOUT platform. This approach to assessing patentability provides a comprehensive prior art solution that delivers accurate & reliable results at a relatively lower TAT to help you confidently proceed with your innovation(s).

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AI Based Proprietary Platform

A creativity catalyst driving innovation, this platform harnesses Generative AI and Large Language Models to propose fresh and inventive concepts.

LLM swifts through patent and non-patent literature, delivering a comprehensive list of ranked prior art references along with a key feature analysis report.

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Why Choose TT Consultants For Patentability Search?
  • Powerful amalgamation of the cutting-edge AI technologies of our XLSCOUT platform, which comprises tools like Novelty Checker, Ideacue, Corpus, etc., with the experience of our manual team of patent professionals.
  • Experienced team of 250+ members, comprising Ph.D. holders, Indian Patent Agents, and Masters’ degree holders from reputed universities, having expertise in core domains.
  • Provide a comprehensive analysis of prior art, including patent and non-patent literature across the globe, from 15+ databases.
  • Easy-to-understand reports with Citation Details, Key Feature Analysis, Detailed Mapping, Relevant Text, Search Details (Keywords, Phrases, Strings, etc.), Comments, etc.
  • Customized pricing plans for each budget and set of requirements.
  • Analysis and Reporting in 10+ languages.
  • Customized solutions are adapted for the various structures of the organization (bulk contracts for large corporations, ad-hoc requirements by IP law firms, SMEs, and inventors, for example).
  • Our experts in patentability searches ensure the confidentiality of the invention and the patent application process.

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Evaluate Novelty 

Identify Prior Art 

Find Gaps In The Technologies

Determine Market Potential 

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A search conducted on an inventive idea/disclosure/preliminary set of claims to figure out if there is a scope of getting the idea patented in the near future with in-depth knowledge of what already exists in the domain/market or field of the invention.

There are various conditions to be fulfilled for an invention to be patentable. Three main conditions are:

  • It should contain novelty.
  • It should have an inventive step.
  • The invention should be non-obvious.
What is a prior-art and what kinds of prior art are searched?

During the search, any document which is in the public domain, be it a granted patent, a patent application or a non-patent reference existing on or before the present day when the patentability analysis is conducted that covers the major aspects of the invention according to the client/applicant/inventor requirements is considered as a prior art, also known as background art. The non-patent references include research papers, thesis, standards, white papers, e-mails, conversations, newsletters, products, articles, videos, blogposts, any internet publications, etc. 

Can a patentability search guarantee a patent grant?

No, a patentability search cannot provide a guarantee of a patent grant. However, it serves as a valuable tool for assessing the potential patentability of an invention. This information aids in making informed decisions about whether to proceed with a patent application. Ultimately, the decision to grant a patent lies with the patent office, taking into account factors such as novelty and non-obviousness. 

How can a novelty search help an inventor or company?

A novelty search can help an inventor or company by providing valuable information about the potential patentability of an invention. This information can help inform decisions about whether or not to pursue a patent application and can also help identify potential areas of improvement or innovation that can enhance the invention’s patentability.

What happens if prior art is found during a patentability analysis?

If prior art is found during a patentability analysis, it is important to carefully analyze the relevance of the prior art to the invention in question. If the prior art is highly relevant and suggests that the invention may not be patentable, it may be necessary to reconsider whether to pursue a patent application. Alternatively, the prior art may provide valuable insights and guidance for improving the invention or developing alternative strategies for protecting intellectual property. 

What is novelty checker by XLSCOUT and how does it work?

Novelty Checker by XLSCOUT is an innovative and simple-to-use AI based tool that empowers users to perform a quick and accurate first pass prior art analysis for their ideas.

With the help of cutting-edge AI and machine learning technologies, Novelty Checker provides a pointed and accurate analysis of your ideas’ novelty by comparing them with 150 million+ patents and 220 million+ research publications in real-time. Its high accuracy and reinforcement learning algorithms make it a reliable innovation intelligence tool that eliminates the need for an expert.

Why Ideacue is important for businesses?

Ideacue is an innovative ideation engine that combines large language models and inventive principles to suggest unique and fresh ideas. By leveraging generative AI, Ideacue helps companies define their problem statements, supervise recommendation engines, and generate ideation maps and innovation pathways. It saves time, supports brainstorming and decision-making, and aids in making informed choices.

A patentability search is sometimes also known as a novelty search. However, there is a minute difference between patentability and novelty search.

 

A novelty search is generally a low-budget search conducted on a rough draft of the invention to figure out if there is/are any new/novel elements in the invention or if the invention is non-obvious or not. This novelty search then further leads to a high budgeted patentability search for those inventions which has shown some hint of novelty.

 

The patentability search is conducted based on an initial draft of claims or provisional application before filing the application for examination in the patent office. The output of the patentability search helps in drafting the final claims or scope of the application to be filed in a patent office before this undergoes an examination process.

 

This search also helps in setting claim boundaries or limitations that determine the scope of the claims of the invention. The search provides the applicant/inventor with the documents/patents, also known as prior arts, which would be cited for the application and act as background knowledge. 

How to find out if something is already patented?

During the search, if you encounter granted patents/patent applications which are disclosing the novel feature/features of your invention, it implies that the invention is already patented, and your invention is not patentable.

 

Similarly, there are many such inventions/ideas/documents which are never patented but are present in the public domain. These documents act as prior arts, and the current invention will not be patentable.

 

Further, to identify if a product has a patent, one needs to identify the assignee of the product. Next, go to a database or Google Patents and search for the portfolio of the assignee. If the number of patents in a company portfolio is less, they can be each analyzed to identify the patent for the product.

 

However, if the company portfolio is quite large, search key strings using keywords or elements for the product features have to be searched to output and analyze a doable number of hits. One can also go through tile, abstract or claims of the patents to analyze the citation in less time, since the novelty of an invention is claimed, and one can identify a relevant patent after analyzing the claims.

 

In addition, there are various laws that are taken into consideration while performing patent search. These laws are subject to jurisdictions. These laws are based on novelty, obviousness and usefulness of an invention.

How much does a patentability search cost, and what factors influence the pricing?

The cost of a patentability search can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the invention, the depth of the search, the geographic scope, and the expertise of the search provider. 

What is included in a knockout patentability search report, and how can it be beneficial to inventors?

A knockout patentability search report typically includes a summary of relevant prior art, analysis of the invention’s patentability, and recommendations for further actions. Inventors can use this report to make informed decisions about pursuing a patent, refining their invention, or exploring alternative strategies for intellectual property protection. 

Why is patent novelty crucial in a patentability search?

Patent novelty is a fundamental aspect of patentability analysis. It involves determining whether an invention possesses new and original features not found in prior art. Ensuring patent novelty is essential because it is one of the key conditions that must be met for an invention to be deemed patentable. A patentability search focuses on uncovering these novel elements within an invention. 

What is the advantage of a quick patentability analysis offered by TT Consultants?

TT Consultants’ quick patentability analysis is a specialized service designed to provide rapid insights into the patentability of your invention. This efficient search process leverages advanced generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) algorithms and a vast database to identify potential prior art quickly. It enables you to assess the novelty of your idea swiftly, helping you make informed decisions about pursuing a patent. Our best patentability search service ensures you receive a concise patentability report that highlights relevant prior art, giving you a competitive edge in the patent landscape. 

When Do You Need Comprehensive Patentability Search Services?

Before IP Development and Protection 

  1. Initial Invention Assessment: 
    • Novelty Evaluation: Conduct a preliminary assessment of your invention to determine if it contains novel elements that are not already disclosed in existing patents or publications. 
    • Inventive Step Verification: Verify that your invention involves an inventive step that is not obvious to someone with expertise in the field. 
    • Market Readiness: Assess the potential market viability and applicability of your invention before proceeding with a patent application. 

       2. During Research and Development 

    • Continuous Innovation Check: Regularly update your search to account for new patents and publications that could affect the novelty of your ongoing R&D projects. 
    • Strategic Alignment: Ensure that ongoing research aligns with current IP strategies and market demands, adapting to emerging technologies and competitor activities. 

        3. Pre-Filing of Patent Application 

    • Final Clearance: Perform a comprehensive search right before filing the patent to ensure all aspects of the invention are covered and to anticipate potential rejections based on prior art. 
    • Claims Optimization: Refine the scope of patent claims based on the latest prior art findings to strengthen the application and enhance the likelihood of patent grant. 

        4. Post-Patent Application Filing 

    • Post-Filing Monitoring: Keep an eye on newly published patents and applications to ensure that no subsequent disclosures infringe upon your pending patent or affect its potential market exclusivity. 
    • Legal and Strategic Preparations: Prepare for potential legal challenges or oppositions by staying informed about the IP landscape and adjusting strategies accordingly. 

       5. For Strategic Business Decisions 

    • Licensing and Commercialization: Identify potential licensing opportunities and strategic partnerships based on the unique aspects of your patented or patent-pending technology. 
    • Competitive Market Analysis: Analyze the patent landscape to understand where your invention stands in comparison to competitors and to identify market niches or expansion opportunities. 
    • Risk Management: Evaluate the risks associated with entering specific markets or technology areas based on existing patents and determine the feasibility of obtaining a strong IP position. 
When Do You Need Comprehensive Patentability Search Services?

Initial Invention Assessment

  • Novelty Evaluation: Conduct a preliminary assessment of your invention to determine if it contains novel elements that are not already disclosed in existing patents or publications. 
  • Inventive Step Verification: Verify that your invention involves an inventive step that is not obvious to someone with expertise in the field. 
  • Market Readiness: Assess the potential market viability and applicability of your invention before proceeding with a patent application. 

During Research and Development 

  • Continuous Innovation Check: Regularly update your search to account for new patents and publications that could affect the novelty of your ongoing R&D projects. 
  • Strategic Alignment: Ensure that ongoing research aligns with current IP strategies and market demands, adapting to emerging technologies and competitor activities. 

Pre-Filing of Patent Application 

  • Final Clearance: Perform a comprehensive search right before filing the patent to ensure all aspects of the invention are covered and to anticipate potential rejections based on prior art. 
  • Claims Optimization: Refine the scope of patent claims based on the latest prior art findings to strengthen the application and enhance the likelihood of patent grant. 

Post-Patent Application Filing 

  • Post-Filing Monitoring: Keep an eye on newly published patents and applications to ensure that no subsequent disclosures infringe upon your pending patent or affect its potential market exclusivity. 
  • Legal and Strategic Preparations: Prepare for potential legal challenges or oppositions by staying informed about the IP landscape and adjusting strategies accordingly. 

For Strategic Business Decisions 

  • Licensing and Commercialization: Identify potential licensing opportunities and strategic partnerships based on the unique aspects of your patented or patent-pending technology. 
  • Competitive Market Analysis: Analyze the patent landscape to understand where your invention stands in comparison to competitors and to identify market niches or expansion opportunities. 
  • Risk Management: Evaluate the risks associated with entering specific markets or technology areas based on existing patents and determine the feasibility of obtaining a strong IP position. 
Ready to Elevate Your Patentability Search Strategy?

At TT Consultants, we recognize the crucial role of automated patentability search in securing a competitive advantage in the dynamic world of innovation. Our services are specifically designed to streamline the patentability search process using our cutting-edge AI and machine learning technologies, which ensure thorough and accurate assessments of your inventions. 

At TT Consultants, we recognize the crucial role of automated patentability search in securing a competitive advantage in the dynamic world of innovation. Our services are specifically designed to streamline the patentability search process using our cutting-edge AI and machine learning technologies, which ensure thorough and accurate assessments of your inventions. 

Our patentability searches employ advanced AI tools like our proprietary XLSCOUT platform, which automates the search for prior art and assesses novelty with unparalleled accuracy. We evaluate each innovation for its market potential, strategic fit, and alignment with your long-term goals, ensuring that every assessment is not only thorough but also timely. 

We extend beyond conventional search techniques by integrating AI and predictive analytics to not only assess current technologies but also to forecast emerging trends. This includes a meticulous examination of the competitive landscape, identifying potential IP conflicts, and preparing risk mitigation strategies. 

Understanding that patent landscapes are global, our automated patentability search services encompass international databases and patent registries. This ensures comprehensive coverage and supports your global IP strategy, helping you navigate various patent systems effectively. 

In our pursuit to optimize your patentability searches, we consider a variety of factors beyond basic prior art checks. This includes analyzing market dynamics, regulatory impacts, and the broader intellectual property environment, ensuring that your innovations have a solid foundation for patent success. 

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At TT Consultants, we excel in patentability searches by crafting customized strategies that align seamlessly with your innovation goals. Our approach begins with a thorough evaluation of your invention against existing patents and publications, assessing its novelty, inventiveness, and potential for patentability.
This meticulous process leverages the deep expertise of our professionals who are skilled in navigating the complex patent landscapes and market dynamics. Our primary goal is to ensure that each invention assessed meets the rigorous standards of patentability, thereby enhancing the value and protectability of your intellectual property portfolio.

During critical phases such as pre-filing, patent drafting, or before entering into IP-intensive negotiations, we work closely with our clients to ensure that our patentability search efforts are perfectly integrated with their strategic needs. This collaborative approach allows us to effectively gauge the patent potential of innovations, ensuring that each step towards patent filing is informed and strategically sound.
We recognize the critical importance of a comprehensive understanding of both the technical aspects of the invention and its market potential, which are crucial for effective patentability searches and subsequent IP protection.

Our patentability search activities are conducted with precision and attention to detail, focusing on identifying any prior art that could impact your patent claims. We thoroughly examine global patent databases and non-patent literature to ensure that the inventions we assess are not only novel but also non-obvious and industrially applicable.
Each invention is evaluated for its ability to secure a competitive edge and withstand potential legal challenges. Inventions that may face hurdles in patentability are carefully analyzed to determine whether modifications could strengthen their claims, thus allowing for smarter allocation of resources towards innovations with the highest potential for IP protection.

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Contact us now to schedule a consultation and start shaping your patentability search strategy with precision and foresight. 

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