The Patentability Search is very important before you decide to follow the patenting route. The search shows earlier patents or patent applications that disclose similar or identical inventions (prior art documents). The report on patentability gives information about the novelty of an invention. It also helps to reach a decision if to patent an invention or not.
Patentability search answers the following questions:
Additionally, it can help in:
The patent will not be granted if the same invention has been disclosed prior of submitting patent application. The information given in the Patentability search report can prevent from patent drafting and filing expenses, as well as high filing fees.