Resources, Coverage and Foreign Language Options
TPR offers clients the most extensive worldwide search options including coverage of U.S. and global patents, scientific and technical literature and business information from online sources and manually-searchable collections. Information sources are carefully selected according to your search question, objectives and budget. Searching in key countries in local languages is a further option for uncovering critical references.
Our searchers not only have access to hundreds of patent and non-patent databases worldwide, but they closely understand the strengths, weaknesses and nuances of searching them.
Simply put, our deep-rooted expertise in navigating these databases means that our searchers know where and how to search for maximum impact and effective search results – that’s the TPR difference.
Mastery of Cutting-Edge Search Tools and Resources
Worldwide Online Databases and On-Site Searching
- Searching of patent office resources
- Online databases of worldwide patent and non-patent literature
- Keyword searching
- Classification-based searching
- Forward and backward citation searching
- Searching using special coding/indexing when applicable, e.g. for biosequences, Markush and chemical structures, polymers
- On-site searching in specific countries/languages at specialist libraries, universities, research institutions and other repositories
- Manual searching and ‘page-turning’ document review
Strategic Global Search Options Ensure Better Results
Worldwide Searching from Within the U.S.
As a U.S based search firm with access to hundreds of worldwide patent and non-patent literature databases and select searchers strategically located at the USPTO, you can ensure that your searches are in the hands of trusted experts and your information is secure. Not to mention a wealth of non-patent literature resources, with searching of both online and physical collections.
Extended Searching in 40 Countries
For prior art validity, FTO/clearance, Infringement, EP opposition and IPR searches that require a deeper level of searching, benefit from our extended options for searching on-the-ground in local languages within the country of origin.
- Country-by-country or ‘Scorched Earth’ approach
- Beyond standard resources and global databases alone
- Obscure ‘grey’ literature outside of mainstream published sources
- Uncover unique documents not previously known
Original Language, Full-Text Searching In Multiple Languages
Options for in-country searching of patents and literature, in full-text and in the original language for a deeper level of searching beyond the capabilities of worldwide database searching.
When stakes are high, see how a tailored, multi-pronged approach can help you leave no stone unturned and secure the upper hand.
Native language expertise for searching in Chinese, Japanese, European and other languages for full global coverage and peace of mind.
Access to the most diverse and comprehensive patents and non-patent literature databases and libraries for complete coverage and better results.
LOOKING FOR MORE RELEVANT REFERENCES FROM YOUR SEARCHES?
Search quality is dependent on the experience of the search professional. No other search firm has better subject matter experts, global reach or knowledge of cutting-edge search tools.
Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg
A Guide to Hidden Prior Art
Do you know the surprising percentage of worldwide patent filings hidden below the surface that are never filed in English? Get a snapshot of global filings and understand how this impacts your decisions and strategy when looking for unique prior art.Ask us for the guide
You have done a magnificent job with finding the most selective and relevant on-point papers from within the vast international literature on this subject in multiple languages. I thank you for this excellent work.
Patent Information Professional, Pharmaceutical Company
Artificial Intelligence and Professional Patent Searching
AI is far from the stage where it can substitute for the human intellect, but it is very good at doing certain tasks accurately, making AI a useful additional tool in the hands of an experienced patent search expert who understands its strengths and limitations.
Our gold standard searching methods are key to maintaining the integrity of our search results. These are supplemented with AI, where appropriate, to reveal additional candidate references for careful review and consideration, relying on the searcher’s career-long expertise in identifying and evaluating references in context.
We continue to monitor the latest developments in AI, as well as serve on professional bodies in actively evaluating the benefits and caveats of AI in patent searching.