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?
Benefits of using TPR
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
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.
Resources, Coverage and Foreign Language Options
TPR utilizes the resources most effective for your search question and budget, which may include:
- Online databases for patent and non-patent literature
- Classification-based searching
- On-site searching at patent offices, libraries, universities, and special research institutions world-wide
- Phone investigations
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.
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.