A patent search, also known as a patentability search, looks through existing patents and other publicly available writings (sometimes known as “prior art”) to find items already on the market that are most similar to your innovation. The Patent Office examines a patent application by comparing the claimed invention with the prior art. A patent can be granted if the examiner is persuaded that an invention is novel and not simply a logical combination of elements known in the prior art.
Performing a patent search is frequently the initial step in the patent application process. Finding out how distinctive innovation is from prior artworks is the goal of a patent search. Using a patent search, you cannot determine whether your idea violates another person’s patent.
To assess how patentable the invention is and which specific elements of the invention are most distinct from the prior art, the inventor benefits from the patent search by locating the closest prior art. Even though the inventor’s innovation has never been made publicly accessible for purchase, a patent search might show that it has already been manufactured.
When we conduct a patent search, we examine the prior art in comparison with the inventor’s invention and draught a memorandum that lists the prior art’s most essential points and expresses an opinion on whether the invention appears to be patentable and, if so, what specific aspects of the invention appear to be novel in light of the prior art.