Pre filing Search, Prior-Art Search, Patentability Search or Novelty Search holds an important essence while proceeding with a filing decision for an innovation by an Individual Inventor, University, Startup or Corporation.

We wanted to enlist the various methodologies one could follow while searching for a prior art. One could use Keywords, Classifications (CPC, IPC, F-Terms, FI, US Classes, etc.), Bibliographic search (Assignee, Inventor, etc.) or Citation analysis while performing the prior art search.

We have enlisted the search methodologies which we use while executing a search project :

Any individual could perform such a pre-filing search on a free or paid database (if available). However, we recommend to always use an expert professional for performing the search on a paid database as it holds immense value in deciding to file for a patent application for an innovation.

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