Your Early-Warning System Against Potential IP Conflicts
A knock-out search is a quick and focused patentability search where patent and non-patent databases are scoured for identical or highly similar prior art.
The goal of a knock-out search is to alert you of likely conflicts and help you avoid any obvious obstacles that may arise in the course of your application. A couple of good references, or often just the best reference, is sufficient to “knock out” the novelty of an invention or render the idea behind it obvious. The turnaround for this preliminary search is much faster than that for a standard patentability/novelty search.
Legal Advantage LLC specializes in quickly assessing patentability chances for legal and corporate clients across the US and Canada. For more information on knock-out searches and other legal support services relating to IP, contact our office at (301) 637-6180 today.
Even though our reports only include one or two references, we conduct our knock-out searches with the same thoroughness and attention to detail we give our patentability searches.
Our experts look for published applications and issued patents in US and foreign patent offices, as well as an array of relevant non-patent literature, including journal articles, scientific reports, magazines, blogs, and forums. We use proven best practices and carefully crafted techniques to get you the most accurate results in less time and at less cost.
Our knock-out search reports are generally short and can be customized to present the information according to the client’s preferences. The document you will receive will primarily list the search concepts, keywords, classification codes, and relevant excerpts from the identified patent or non-patent literature.