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Non-Patent Literature Searches

Evaluate Inventions and Accelerate Patent Prosecution by Knowing all Obscure Prior Arts before Patent Filing

Get yourself the search partner who not only understands your technology, industry, and needs, but also helps you on each step of your solution exploration and makes sure you get the results crucial for winning.

Non-Patent Search Reports at Boolean IP Consulting Provide All Answers

Should I File a Patent?

Our non-patent search reports help you understand and evaluate what prior art exists and the chances of your getting the patent on your invention. This helps save unnecessary effort and cost on prosecution.

How to Scope Patent Claims?

No matter how good an invention is, a poorly drafted patent claims can lead to the loss of rightful ROI and/or even the novelty of the invention. Our non-patent searches identify rival prior arts, and help draft patent application claims so that they are enforceable and generate revenue.

How to Handle Office Actions?

On average, one out of five search reports issued by the European Patent Office (EPO) contains a non-patent literature (NPL) document citation. Knowing the rival prior arts beforehand helps prepare for office actions, as there are high chances that the patent examiner will identify the same prior arts.

How to Design Around and Improve Invention?

Our non-patent literature searches help R&D teams to identify possible state-of-the-art to make improvements to the invention as well as design around the existing rival prior-arts.

How is the Market and Competition?

Our non-patent literature searches help identify market trends, product launch, sales, mergers and acquisitions, consumer behaviour, application areas and business strategy of competitors.

How to Monetize My Patent and Idea?

Our non-patent literature searches help valuate competing products and identify infringing products, thus providing opportunities for licensing and royalty generation.

How to Defend against Infringement Claims?

Our non-patent literature searches help identify prior arts that are useful at the time of defending patent infringement litigations and filing opposition against competitor's patent.

How to check chemical structures and bio-sequences?

Our non-patent literature searches help identify chemical structures and sequences for DNA/RNA nucleotide and amino acids of protein.

Why Choose Non-Patent Searches by Boolean IP Consulting

Highly Comprehensive Reports

We cover Non-Patent Literature in 10+ languages in multiple technology areas using industry's best databases. Our reports include detailed mapping of relevant texts from prior arts against features along with insights by experts.

100% Manual Searches 

Our non-patent searches are conducted thoroughly by Technology Experts using multiple combination of keywords. These experts have good amount of industry experience that provides valuable insights on the subject technology/search.

Flexible and Personalized Solutions

Whether it comes to our solution reports, project timelines, time zone difference calls or costing modules; we provide services suitable for everyone’s personal taste and needs. Wherever needed, we adopt an agile model of engagement to keep you satisfied, always.

Because You Need It On Time, Every Time

Far-reaching effects of IP decisions make it essential that you not only get the research you want at time of your choice but you also get it every time. It is our mission to deliver Dependable, Intelligent and Personalized Research On-time, Every Time!

Technology Areas We Search Best


Medical Devices

Engineering & Mechanics





Oil and Gas

Computer Science

Material Science

Infotech & Communication



Consumer Electronics



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Experience peace of mind with our adaptable and exceptionally competitive pricing options. Reach out to us to outline your specific needs and compare our pricing against industry peers. If you happen to come across a better quotation, we are more than willing to match it, ensuring your satisfaction with our pricing.

  • What is a patentability search?
    A patentability search, also known as a novelty or prior art search, is a comprehensive investigation to determine if an invention or idea is eligible for patent protection by identifying prior patents and publications related to the concept.
  • Why should I conduct a patentability search?
    Conducting a patentability search helps assess whether your invention is novel and non-obvious, two essential criteria for patent eligibility. It can save time and resources by avoiding pursuing patents for ideas already in the public domain.
  • When should I conduct a patentability search?
    It's advisable to perform a patentability search before investing significant time and resources in developing your invention, as early as possible in the innovation process.
  • Who should conduct a patentability search?
    Patent attorneys, patent agents, or professional search firms with expertise in intellectual property can perform patentability searches. It's crucial to have someone knowledgeable in patent law and search techniques to ensure comprehensive results.
  • What information is needed for a patentability search?
    To conduct a patentability search, you should provide a detailed description of your invention, including any drawings, diagrams, or prototypes. Additionally, any relevant keywords or phrases can assist in the search.
  • How long does a patentability search take?
    The duration of a patentability search can vary depending on the complexity of the invention and the volume of existing patents and publications. It may take anywhere between 4 to 8 working days.
  • What is considered prior art in a patentability search?
    Prior art includes any publicly available information, such as patents, patent applications, research papers, articles, and any other documentation relevant to the invention's field of technology.
  • What if I find similar prior art during the search?
    If you uncover similar prior art, it doesn't necessarily mean you can't obtain a patent. We can assess the relevance and help you determine if there are distinguishing features that could make your invention patentable.
  • Does a patentability search guarantee a patent grant?
    No, a patentability search doesn't guarantee a patent grant. It only provides information about the existing state of the art. Whether you can obtain a patent depends on various factors, including the novelty and non-obviousness of your invention. We can help you during the prosecution of your patent application resulting into grant of your patent.
  • What are the potential benefits of conducting a patentability search?
    Conducting a patentability search can help you: Avoid pursuing ideas that lack novelty. Save time and money on unnecessary patent applications. Enhance the quality and strength of your patent application. Better understand your competition and the state of the industry in your field of technology.

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