A patent search is useful for identifying if there are any prior art documents that describe the proposed invention. If any single uncovered prior art document discloses the proposed invention in a manner that would enable a skilled person in the particular field to make and use the invention, then the proposed invention is not new and a patent cannot be obtained.
If the patent search does not disclose a prior art document that describes the proposed invention and there were no prior disclosures by the inventor, the invention is likely new. However, to obtain a patent, a proposed invention must also not be obvious. The determination of whether a proposed invention is non-obvious is more complex than identifying whether a proposed invention is new.
A patentability assessment includes a patent search, a detailed analysis of the references uncovered and a written report on patentability. The detailed analysis of the references uncovered involves a consideration of what prior art documents could be combined for obviousness as well as the strength of arguments for and against those combinations rendering your proposed invention obvious.
Quality insights on novelty and non-obviousness helps customers to take decision on go and no go call for patent protection.
Prometheus IP delivers comprehensive prior art report which uncovers all available relevant prior art.