A Knockout Patent Search is a quick and straightforward patentability search to identify any identical or similar prior art search from the patent and non-patent database. The search aims to provide any likely conflict with your patent and in turn help avoid any obstacles that may arise in your patent application process.
Knockout searches are used by individuals as well as corporations who are planning on filing a patent and saving cost on accessing the patentability potential of an invention. These searches are undertaken to understand and compare novelty aspects of an application which helps in deciding whether to file for a patent or not. It is a quick and cost-effective way to understand if a patent is worth pursuing or not.
If the search provides any references or similar work, it can lead the innovators to innovate further and help seek the patent be granted. The references can again be cited in the applications as contextual references for the application.
The search is performed using all the available commercial databases, patent literature, non-literature and all possible references are taken into consideration.
A quick knockout search in the beginning of the patent process helps with saving time and cost in the future as the innovators and applicants can accordingly further their research and make changes, if any. This short investment can save any incurring cost in the future and can help speed up the process for obtaining the patent.
We provide the KnockOut search report in the required format by the invention patentee along with listing the closest references and their mapping to the key features of the idea.