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Novelty Search

Our patent experts help you assess the patentability of your invention

Does your invention meet the criteria for patentability? Is it novel? Our patent experts can help you to answer this question by conducting a reliable novelty search at a competitive pricing. In a novelty search you are looking for prior art, which means you look for any evidence that your invention is already known to the public, and consequently does not qualify for patenting. Typically, the search is performed using professional patent publication databases or databases covering scientific publications, and the general purpose is to determine the state of the art in view of the invention you intend to protect legally by means of a patent.

Reasons to conduct a professional novelty search prior to filing a patent

No matter the size of your patent portfolio and business, you should always consider letting our patent professionals perform a novelty search for you as a first step prior to patent drafting and filing an application and patent prosecution activities. These are the major benefits:

  • You will learn as much as possible about the state of the art, as our experienced search experts use advanced tools and can evaluate the results.
  • You receive a comprehensive report and advice from our attorneys based on which you can make informed decisions how to proceed with your planned patent application.
  • You minimize the costly pitfall of filing a patent on flawed grounds. If prior art claims emerge at any point, the application risks to be rejected or the granted patent to become subject to opposition or annulment proceedings. Such a patent will not constitute a viable asset in your portfolio.
  • A novelty search is very similar to the validity search a competitor might perform when attempting to attack your granted patent. If you find potentially damaging prior art, they might do so, too.

Zacco offers you tailor-made searches adapted to your specific needs. We have our own search experts and have access to a wide range of databases of patent publications as well as technical and academic publications. For more information reach out to one of the following people.

 

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Ulf Håkanson
Ulf Håkanson

Partner
Copenhagen

William Hallberg
William Hallberg

Patent Attorney
Gothenburg

Hannes Jansson
Hannes Jansson

Associate Patent Attorney
Malmö

Bjarne Carlsen
Bjarne Carlsen

Area Manager
Herning

Stig Benthin
Stig Benthin

Partner
Copenhagen

Anders Fredriksson
Anders Fredriksson

Team Manager
Copenhagen

Amin Abbaszadeh
Amin Abbaszadeh

European Patent Attorney
Gothenburg

Simen Svare Kristoffersen
Simen Svare Kristoffersen

Patent Attorney
Oslo

Cecilia Forslund
Cecilia Forslund

Associate Patent Attorney
Stockholm

Sofia Larsson
Sofia Larsson

Senior Partner
Stockholm

Elin Carlegrim
Elin Carlegrim

Patent Attorney
Norrköping

Michael Schandorf Sørensen
Michael Schandorf Sørensen

Senior Partner
Copenhagen

Torbjörn Axelsson
Torbjörn Axelsson

Partner
Gothenburg

David Shanks
David Shanks

Patent Attorney
Stockholm

Ingvar Friberg
Ingvar Friberg

Senior Partner
Gothenburg

Peter Storm
Peter Storm

Partner
Stockholm

Mette Møller Nielsen
Mette Møller Nielsen

Patent Paralegal
Aarhus

Keld Thyregod
Keld Thyregod

Partner
Vejle

Signe Damm
Signe Damm

Patent Attorney
Aarhus

Pernille Thorsboe
Pernille Thorsboe

Senior Partner
Copenhagen

Malin Mattsson
Malin Mattsson

Senior Partner
Stockholm

Michael Andersson
Michael Andersson

Senior Partner
Stockholm

Steffen Karshøj Hjeds
Steffen Karshøj Hjeds

Partner
Copenhagen

Michael Kudera
Michael Kudera

Partner
Munich

Niels Abrahamsen
Niels Abrahamsen

Senior Partner
Copenhagen

Niclas Uggla
Niclas Uggla

Senior Partner
Uppsala

Åsa Gustafson
Åsa Gustafson

Partner
Stockholm

Gustaf Särner
Gustaf Särner

Partner
Copenhagen

Johan Hervius Löthman
Johan Hervius Löthman

Senior Partner
Västervik

Tomas Wässingbo
Tomas Wässingbo

Partner
Copenhagen

Paul Winblad
Paul Winblad

Senior Partner
Gothenburg

Navid Fallah
Navid Fallah

European Patent Attorney
Gothenburg

Pia Norman
Pia Norman

Partner
Luleå

Ulf Juhlin-Dannfelt
Ulf Juhlin-Dannfelt

Partner
Gothenburg

Jane Møller Nielsen
Jane Møller Nielsen

Senior Partner
Aarhus

Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup
Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup

Patent Attorney
Herning, Aarhus

Elmin Tutkur
Elmin Tutkur

Partner
Copenhagen

Dragana Vuković
Dragana Vuković

European Patent Attorney
Copenhagen

Dag Petré
Dag Petré

Partner
Stockholm

Camilla Rendal Nielsen
Camilla Rendal Nielsen

Senior Partner
Copenhagen

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