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Patent and Prior Art Searches

Count on TPR to help you build, protect, and leverage your intellectual property assets.

TPR provides patent and literature search solutions to corporations, law firms and research institutes for a variety of IP objectives, from successfully obtaining a patent, to defending it in the courtroom. TPR fulfills your prior art search needs and provides you with quality results identified by leading industry search professionals.

What are your Search Needs?

Search Type Purpose More Details
State-of-the-Art, Collection Identify general and background art for a particular technology to give a broad picture to help guide research Learn more ›
Patentability, Novelty Identify art which may affect the patentability of an invention Learn more ›
Freedom-to-Operate (FTO), Infringement, Clearance Identify patents or applications which may cover a proposed product or process. Analysis of claims for patents in force Learn more ›
Invalidity, Validity, Opposition Identify prior art which may impact the claims of a specific patent. Helps remove blocking patents or establish solidity of patent portfolio Learn more ›
Validity UltimateSM For projects that demand the deepest level of worldwide information discovery and validity research possible Learn more ›
Due Diligence Verify patent ownership, history and status for licensing, M&A, IPO, etc. May be combined with validity studies Learn more ›
Patent Mapping, Landscape Shows the patent landscape, trends and gaps in patent coverage and interconnections between patents. Helps guide R&D & patent strategy Learn more ›
Alerts, Technology or Patent Watch Monitor new patent activity or status changes to existing patents, or track latest technology developments Learn more ›
AIA Support – Pre-Issuance Submissions and Post Grant Review Supporting your IP strategies in light of the new America Invents Act (AIA) provisions in the US including patent office trials Learn more ›
Other or Custom Projects Search expertise for your specific patent and non-patent literature search challenges and needs Learn more ›


Benefits of using TPR

Features Benefits
Systematic and in-depth coverage of patent and non-patent literature in specified focus areas Ensures most effective use of your budget
Access to obscure, difficult-to-access resources Increases the prospect of finding unique references
Search coverage in different countries and languages according to where the technology has been developed or was most active during a specified time period Gives a fuller picture of a particular tech area leading to a competitive advantage
Conducted by search professionals with technical/scientific degrees combined with 10+ years of patent searching experience in their designated subject matter Efficient search strategies maximize the effectiveness of your search results
Rapid mobilization for urgent searches Enables you to meet your deadlines
Optional iterative process allows clients to monitor search results at different stages Allows you to redirect the search emphasis during the course of the search
Easy-to-follow reports point to references of most potential interest with optional discussion and additional value-added customization The search report presents information that is most useful for your purposes
All searching handled through one point of contact Efficient search process saves you time and maximizes understanding of search objectives and on target search results


Areas of Technical Expertise

TPR’s areas of expertise cut across multiple technologies and industry sectors. We provide all levels of help from a simple mechanical search, to a complicated pharmaceutical, biosequence, polymer or Markush chemical structure query.
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Expert Searchers

TPR’s expert searchers are professionals of the highest degree, with long-standing experience in each subject area and broad knowledge of U.S and international resources. We’re known for worldwide reach and exceptional search capabilities.
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Resources, Coverage and Foreign Language Options

TPR utilizes the resources most effective for your search question and budget, which may include:

Our on-the-ground coverage in key countries around the world means that your search can be conducted in local languages for the most inclusive search results.
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Pricing and Turnaround Time

TPR provides a custom-built estimate with various cost and search options. Alternatively, clients may provide a fixed amount for a search and we will use our experience to construct the most effective search strategy within a given budget.

TPR’s delivery time for patent/prior art searches is 3-5 days or 1-2 weeks, depending on search type and scope. Delivery time for some extended validity searches may take a little longer than average. Please provide us with your deadline and we will confirm our ability to meet your stated deadline in our estimate. We are often able to expedite search results without rush fees.
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Results Format

A well-organized report is delivered upon completion of the search. TPR’s standard search report includes the following, and may be fully customized based on your preference:

Customized reporting formats are available on request. Please let us know the preferred content and features you would like to see in the search report to make it as functional and easy for you to use as possible. We will carefully note your feedback to ensure the right deliverable every time.
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