Prior Art Search

Are you a Startup/SME or a researcher having an idea or invention that you think can be applied commercially? Are you interested in filing a patent? Well, Prior Art Search is the first pre-requisite for filing a patent. Prior art in a nutshell is any information available in the public domain that concerns your invention.

CoE-IP will assist you in your quest to file a patent by carrying out a Prior Art Search for your invention. At present this service comes absolutely free of cost. Interested inventors/startups should submit a brief/abstract of their invention preferably with keywords. Prior art search will be carried out on databases including USPTO, WIPO, EPO etc. The Prior Art search report encompasses unique feature mapping with respect to patents/published applications for ascertaining a set of novel features in a given invention.

How to use this service

You need to register with the portal by filling in the registration form. After registration, login to the portal and you would get your Homepage with the option to use our services. You just need to register once to avail any of the services provided by the portal.

After logging in, select the Portal Services -> Prior Art Search tab -> Fill in the details -> Submit.

Unique features

  • Exhaustive search on ICT domain
  • Comprehensive reports delivered within 3-4 working days
  • Constant interaction between inventors and experts
  • Counseling for necessary changes, if any for better chances of securing patents
  • Free of cost to the user community