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Flat Rate Patent Search | Our IP Search Practice | Our Patent Search Practice | Patent Search Order Page

Low cost, flat rate patent search service

U.S. patent search
US and International patent search

Overview of our flat rate patent search practice
Why is a patent search important?
Why does it matter who does my patent search?
What to expect after you order the patent search
What our Patent Search Reports Generally Include
Current, Patent Search Special Offer

Find competing Prior-Art patents before investing much money in your idea.

 

To provide you a service commensurate with your financial situation and invention protection goals, we provide various levels of patent searching options, each providing different degrees of depth and breadth of our prior-art patent search. In our most basic patent search, our goal is to determine, with some confidence, if the exact invention has been previously disclosed in a patent. Our most comprehensive level of patent search we search patents and published patent application.

Usually, our patent research is completed in about a week for most jobs. We realize many inventors/companies require fast turnaround times so we make sure to maintain adequate in-house staff to keep it faster (with no extra rush charge) than the industry-standard 2-4 weeks.

US patentability search (1 - 2 weeks)

Covers United States (US) patents and published US patent application. It should be noted that given the US is the largest market in the world, that it is very common that International patents are also filed in the US (especially for mass market or high tech inventions), whereby the US search generally discovers most, if not all, of the most relevant patent prior-art throughout the world. The "Basic US Search" level is usually adequate to achieve a basic confidence that your same invention has not been already patented in the US The "Normal US Search" level is much more in-depth that the basic level, and usually adequate to achieve a good confidence that your same or highly similar invention has not been already patented in the US See next section for international searches for beyond the US The "Normal" level is usually the best balance between cost and thoroughness. The "Advanced" level is our most comprehensive level of flat-fee patent research and seeks to determine with reasonably high confidence if the exact invention exist, or an analogous variation can be construed based on one or more prior-art reference separately or in combination.

For help deciding the right level of service for your situation please [Click Here].

 

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SP01 Basic US Search Basic level US Patent Search, by a patent search professional with an Engineering Bachelors degree. $249 Basic Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP15 Normal US Search Normal level US Patent Search, conducted by an Electrical / Computer Engineer with a Bachelors degree. $400 Normal Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP19 Advanced US Search Advanced level US Patent Search, conducted by an Electrical / Computer Engineer with a Bachelors degree. $500 Basic Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP02 Basic US, Pro

Basic level US Patent Search, conducted by a Patent Agent and Masters Engineer.

$400 Basic Patent Search Pro: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP17 Normal US, Pro Normal level US Patent Search, conducted by a registered Patent Agent and Masters in Electrical Engineering. $550 Normal Patent Search Pro: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP21 Advanced US, Pro Advanced level US Patent Search, conducted by a registered Patent Agent and Masters in Electrical /Computer Engineering. $700 Advanced Patent Search Pro: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP09 Patentability Opinion Legal Patentability Analysis of the closest prior-art patents found (usually within a few days) $150 Patentability Opinion for Basic Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP11 Advanced Patentability Opinion Advanced Legal Patentability Analysis of the closest prior-art patents found (for advanced level searches, usually within a few days) $250 Patentability Opinion for Advanced Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
ICD3 Consultation 0.5 hr Consultation to help you assess and plan your best course of action $80 Consultation for Basic Patent Search results: low cost flat fee patent search / research

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US and International patentability search (1 - 2 weeks)

Covers United States (US) and International (WIPO: WO/EU/UK/GB/JP- databases) patents and published application. The "Basic Search" level is usually adequate to achieve a basic confidence that your same invention has not been already patented in the US The "Normal Search" level is much more in-depth that the basic level, and usually adequate to achieve a good confidence that your same or highly similar invention has not been already patented. The "Normal" level is usually the best balance between cost and thoroughness. The "Advanced Search" level is our most comprehensive level of flat-fee patent research and seeks to determine with reasonably high confidence if the exact invention exist, or an analogous variation can be construed based on one or more prior-art reference separately or in combination.

For help deciding the right level of service for your situation please [Click Here].

Item Service Description Cost Order Now
SP23 Basic US & Inter. Basic level US & International Patent Search, conducted by an Electrical / Computer Engineer with a Bachelors degree. $400 Normal Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP03 Normal US & Inter. Normal level US & International Patent Search, conducted by an Electrical / Computer Engineer with a Bachelors degree. $500 Normal Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP05 Advanced US/Intern. Advanced level US & International Patent Search, conducted by an Electrical / Computer Engineer with a Bachelors degree. $650 Basic Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP25 Basic US & Intern. Pro Basic level US & International Patent Search, conducted by a registered Patent Agent and Masters in Electrical Engineering. $500 Normal Patent Search Pro: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP04 Normal US & Intern. Pro Normal level US & International Patent Search, conducted by a registered Patent Agent and Masters in Electrical Engineering. $650 Normal Patent Search Pro: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP06 Advanced US/Intern. Pro Advanced level US & International Patent Search, conducted by a registered Patent Agent and Masters in Electrical /Computer Engineering. $900 Advanced Patent Search Pro: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP09 Patentability Opinion Basic/Normal level Legal Patentability Analysis of the closest prior-art patents found (for Basic/Normal level searches, usually within a few days) $150 Patentability Opinion for Normal Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
SP11 Advanced Patentability Opinion Advanced Legal Patentability Analysis of the closest prior-art patents found (for advanced level searches, usually within a few days) $250 Patentability Opinion for Advanced Patent Search: low cost flat fee patent search  / research service
ICD3 Consultation 0.5 hr Consultation to help you assess and plan your best course of action $80 Consultation for Normal Patent Search results: low cost flat fee patent search / research

Current, limited time special offers

 

What to expect after you order the patent search

The general process to conduct a low cost, flat-rate Basic Patent Search, unless otherwise agreed upon, proceeds as follows:

  1. Upon your payment being honored, we email you confirmation including instructions on how to securely submit your invention description, patent search parameter questionnaire, and full contact information to us confidentially. As an additional layer of protection, a signed confidentiality agreement (i.e., nondisclosure agreement, or NDA) covering the invention description you submit to us for patent searching will be sent to you upon request. Note that Registered Patent Agents and Attorneys are obligated by law to preserve their clients' proprietary information in strict confidence, otherwise he or she can be permanently barred personally from ever practicing in patents or any other area of law. Moreover, all employees of Bay Area IP have signed nondisclosure agreements.
  2. Your case will be assigned to a Patent Search professional credentialed according to the level of service procured (but, always highly competent in the mechanical, electrical, and computer arts), who will email you asking any additional information or clarifications if required.
  3. An estimated completion date will be communicated to you (usually within 1 to 2 weeks).
  4. A patent search report will be generated and delivered to you by secure email, or snail-mail, depending on your situation. The patent search report contains the Patent Search results, and should be presented to a Registered Patent Practitioner for a patentability opinion. Your patent search report is yours to do with as you see fit.
  5. If we also received an order for a patentability opinion, then a Registered Patent Practitioner (usually the same person that conducted the patent search if so requested) will render a patentability opinion and deliver their patentability analysis and advice to you (usually in a few days the patent search results are available).
  6. After we deliver your patent search report and/or any ordered patentability opinion, we will not proceed to perform any further work until we receive instructions and payment for additional services you wish to procure based on the results.
  7. The patents identified in the patent search report can be submitted in an information disclosure statement with your utility patent application as required by law.

 


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