Pre-Examination or Expedited Examination Search

Pre-Examination or Expedited Examination is an activity at USPTO whereby the examination process of patent application either the utility or design is accelerated and the USPTO can advance an application ahead of que for examination if the applicant files a  to make special arrangements under Accelerated examination option. It can lead to the desired patentability decision within 12 months or a shorter period.

Prometheus IP is a pioneer in conducting pre-examination searches (both utility and design patent applications) and preparing examination support documents. Our quick turnaround time and accuracy helps the patent attorneys to file accelerated examination requests in a hassle-free manner.

Sample Report

Our X-Factor

  • Identification of the field of search by United States class and subclass.
  • Our ready-to-use keywords and patent classification database optimizes the time spent for identifying relevant keywords and classification codes
  • In compliance with 37 CFR 1.98 citing, each reference deemed most closely related to the subject matter.
  • Identification of all the limitations in the claims that are disclosed by the reference specifying where the limitation is disclosed for each of the references cited
  • A detailed explanation of how each of the claims is patentable over the references cited with the particularity required by 37 CFR 1.11(b) and (c).
  • Logical search strategies increase the search accuracy and avoid irrelevant search scope.

Prometheus IP Approach

  • Thorough review of the design or utility patent application.
  • Framing search strategies to uncover the prior-art based on keywords, assignee, inventors, citations (forward and backward), USPTO patent classification codes.
  • Detailed analysis of search results for describing the similarities and deviations.


  • MS-Word format including a field of search, United States class and subclass, an executive summary, conclusion, and in-depth analysis of the relevant search results.
  • The search report includes relevant information of the Pre-Examination search document and Accelerated Examination support document.
  • Reporting format includes a quick analysis table that would help to quickly understand the output of the search report with respect to Patentability.
  • Report including patent and non-patent literature results.
  • PDF copies of relevant search results (patent and non-patent literature) listed in the search report.