Checklist for Doing Prior Art Search

Checklist for Doing Prior Art Search

Prior art search is one of the most important elements in a patent granting procedure, wherein, we ensure that the intended invention is novel and is not published anywhere in the world before the grant of the priority date. Doing prior art search is a systematic approach that requires detailed, prudent and effective planning starting[…]

prior art search

Why do we need a prior art search?

Objective The prime objective of a prior art search is to ascertain published patents/ patent applications and non-patent literature such as research papers, articles, conference presentations which implicitly or explicitly disclose the invention under study. It is always advisable to conduct prior art search/es before commencing drafting and/or filing of an application for a patent.[…]