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Patent & Design search services

Globally recognised, industry leaders in patent search services

CambridgeIP has extensive technical and business experience and capabilities in patent search services, including IP Landscape®, Freedom to operate, prior art and much more. Our patent search and analytical outputs are designed to best fit with your requirements and business processes, and are suitable for both expert patent professionals and business executives.

Our patent search services have been commissioned by leading patent authorities including the World Intellectual Property Organization and the UK Intellectual Property Office, global corporations in many sectors and investors undertaking IP due diligence. CambridgeIP has deep expertise across many sectors, including Health, Energy, Telecoms, Nanotechnology and Water. We work with leading multinational corporations, high-growth enterprises, investors and individual inventors.

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Patent search service: IP Landscape®

Service: IP Landscape®

Meet a wide range of your patent search and intelligence needs, including informing your freedom to operate, patentability and prior art searches, support your invalidity searches and inform your business decisions. An IP Landscape® meets a range of business intelligence needs, including technology scouting, competitor and collaborator mapping, R&D planning, fundraising. The IP Landscape® is CambridgeIP’s flagship product, widely considered as the leading patent landscape offering in the industry.

Solution: When to order?

An IP Landscape® is typically conducted prior to making decisions on intellectual property strategy and business strategies including patentability, freedom to operate and market entry decisions. Many clients use an IP Landscape(R) to support fundraising including investment due diligence and building an investment case for senior management.

Patent search service: Freedom to Operate

Service: Freedom to Operate

Identify whether any patents held by third parties might block your operations. Our Freedom to Operate searches help inform your assessments of litigation risks, and inform your assessments of whether you require licenses to patented technologies held by others.

Solution: When to order?

Freedom to Operate searches are typically conducted prior to launching operations, such as manufacturing, sales, importing and exporting. Freedom to Operate searching can also be called Infringement searching and Clearance searching.

Patent search service: Patentability

Service: Patentability

Patentability searches help you make informed decisions about your patenting strategy, prior to making further investments and before incurring additional costs in relation to your patent applications, and are typically conducted prior to making a patent application, or prior to amendment of an existing patent application.

Solution: When to order?

Our Patentability searches result in indexed and searchable datasets of prior art for your ongoing use. Our datasets include all key information fields in relation to identified prior art together with searchable patent PDFs and links to information online where available. 

Patent search service: Invalidity

Service: Invalidity patent searching

Discover if a patent is invalid. Our Invalidity searches help test the strength of patents, and inform your business decisions around maintaining your patents and challenging patents held by others.

Solution: When to order?

Invalidity searches are frequently conducted in preparation for litigation, they are also conducted prior to patent purchase or patent license negotiations. Invalidity searching can also be called Patent Breaking.

Contact us for more information and a quotation for your Invalidity search requirements.

Patent search service: Prior Art

Service: Prior art

Determine if prior art exists which is relevant to an innovation. Prior art searching informs assessments of whether an invention is patentable, as prior art may preclude novelty and non-obviousness in the patent examination process. Prior art searching can also inform the drafting of your patent applications, for example the drafting of patent claims which claim new combinations of existing components. Our prior art searches help you make informed decisions, prior to making further investments and before incurring additional costs in relation to your patent strategies.

Solution: When to order?

A prior art search is typically conducted prior to making a patent application, or prior to amendment of an existing patent application. Prior art searching can also be called Patentability searching and Novelty searching.

Contact us for more information and a quotation for your Prior Art search requirements

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