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A search is the starting point for a number of advisory reports, for instance as to the patentability of an invention, possible exploitation of an invention (freedom to operate), the scope of protection (and therefore the value) of a patent (due diligence) and so on.
Our staff have experience in carrying out searches in various search systems and will be pleased to assist you with this.
The patent databases represent an important source of information about the most recent technical developments. These databases, such as nl.espacenet.com, are accessible to the public.
Such databases are not sufficient for a professional. We therefore also subscribe to professional, international patent search databases and we are able to carry out searches in the published patent literature from different perspectives.
Some examples are:
Search by name: to document rights in the name of third parties (and affiliated companies) known to you;
Search by patent number: in order to verify the validity of alleged rights of third parties in various countries;
Search in technical field (classification): to document patent rights applied for and granted in a specific professional field.
We also offer the above searches in subscription form so that you can for instance track new developments in your professional field or monitor the patent portfolio of competitors.