TYPES OF PATENT SEARCHES AVAILABLE
PRICES

Novelty Search – Mechanical:

Focuses on the most unique details of an invention or its most patentable qualities.

$375-$675

Novelty Search – Business Method, Electrical, or Software:

Focuses on the most unique details of an invention or its most patentable qualities.

$475-$875

Novelty Search – Biotech, Chemical, Genetic, or Medical:

Focuses on the most unique details of an invention or its most patentable qualities.

$575-$975*

Patent Collection Search:

Shows the evolution of a technology over a specified period of time. Both expired and un-expired patents are included as references.

$750-$1250

State-of-the-Art Search:

Gives an overview of current technology in a specific area.

$750-$1450

Infringement/Non-infringement Search:

Looks for un-expired patents with claims that may bar you from making, using, or selling a product.

$1,300-$2,700

Right-to-Use/Freedom-to-Operate/Clearance Search:

Includes a patent infringement search. This search also includes patents that have expired.

$1,300-$2,700

Validity/Invalidity Search:

Compares the claims of the patent in question to claims of un-expired patents and details of other types of prior art.

$1,300-$10,000

Accelerated Examination Search:

Accelerated examination searches include search strategy history and other information required by the USPTO for a pre-examination document.
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Landscape Search:

Gives a broad overview of a technology area or industry over time. Both expired and un-expired patents are included as references.
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Hourly Search:

For other types of patent searches an hourly rate is available.

$100/hour

Non-Patent Literature Search:

Non-patent literature searches are available for an additional cost.
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Custom Patent Searches:

We can customize any of our patent search services to meet you and your client’s special requirements.
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Starting at
$400

“RUSH” Search:

Rush searches are available for an additional cost.
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Note:

  • First time customersreceive 10% off their first search (10% off the low range price listed above) for mechanical, electrical, software, business method and medical device searches.
  • Repeat customers receive volume discount for multiple searches.
  • All searches are for inventions of average complexity.
  • Patent searches for inventions of greater than average complexity are given a project price quote before a search is begun.
  • *Price may not include commercial database time for more complex Chemical, Genetic, and Biotech searches. A price quote for complex Chemical, Genetic and Biotech searches is given before a search is begun.
  • Search prices may be different for projects that include searching of multiple foreign patent authorities (EPO, PCT, Japan, etc.). We can search over 100 different foreign authorities.
  • All prices are in US dollars.
  • Liability limited to cost of search service provided.