A Patentability Search or Novelty Search identifies prior art references that either alone, or in combination, are material to the patentability of an invention.
Patentability Search / Novelty Search results may include published applications and issued patents, both U.S. and foreign, as well as non-patent literature such as scientific journals and papers. Our experienced analysts highlight segments of particular relevance in the identified references. Upon request, these highlighted segments are mapped to the elements of your invention.
With the click of a button in our search report interface, the USPTO’s SB/08a form is automatically populated with reference information from your patentability search results**, saving you time, money and effort.
The form allows you to review, edit, and supplement as necessary, allowing for complete customization and another reason to choose Cardinal for your search needs.
**Cardinal Intellectual Property Inc.’s IDS auto-generated form is solely for client’s convenience and Cardinal Intellectual Property Inc. does NOT warrant that the form is accurate, complete, or meets the standards required by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Client is solely responsible for the accuracy and completion of the IDS form, including, but not limited to, the references listed, citations used, and application information.
***All turnaround times are approximations and are subject to change.