State of the Art Search
State of the Art Search is a highly aimed search towards a specific technology area designed to enable patent inventee study the domain of that technology.
This type of search is done for inventors who are interested in the latest development of technology in their domain in order to further study, develop and strategize their technology with time.
The search done is comprehensive and covers all the details related and beneficial to the inventor. It helps understand how others have overcome a technical problem and understand the further development that could be made on it. Thus avoid resources wasted on those inventions that are a dead-end and allow research and move to areas that could be more productive.
Usually this search is conducted on all available, patent, non-patent literature, paid or unpaid sources to get as many details as possible.