Australian and Worldwide Patent Searching Service

Patent Searching is one of the earliest and most integral stages of an effective and profitable intellectual property strategy or patent protection strategy. In order to gain the correct strategic patent position we must assess the patent literature to understand your IP position in relation to other patents in the area.

There are many reasons to conduct a patent search such as:

  • Patent Searching To Determine Patent Novelty

    The fundamental required characteristic of a patent is that it is new to the world (novelty).

    In order to know this, Technology Outcomes will expertly search through the available patent literature and provide custom reporting in order to show you which other inventions are close to yours.

    This strongly influences the patent narrative that you will use for your invention and help you obtain stronger patent protection. The patent search results will help determine if your invention:

    • Is potentially patentable or not

    • Will be difficult to patent or not

    • Requires a particular patent strategy that was otherwise not obvious (see “hard-to-get patents”)

    • Infringes on another technology owner's intellectual property

    • Is better off being a trade secret rather than a patent

  • Patent Searching To Determine Patent Validity

    You may not know whether your own intellectual property can be blocked by a third party patent.

    In what countries is your competitor’s technology protected in? A patent search to determine patent validity can show:

    • Whether your technology can enter into specific markets (otherwise known as Freedom-To-Operate)

    • What changes to your technology’s intellectual property can be made in order to enter into specific markets.

    • Whether your own intellectual property gives sufficient patent protection.

    • Potential infringers of your technology.

    • The competitive ip landscape.

  • Patent Searching To Determine The Patent Landscape

    A patent search to clarify the patent landscape can pay enormous commercial dividends to your company. By understanding your competitor’s intellectual property status and the overall patent landscape in your inventions technology field, we can show you:

    • Other novel technical developments in your invention’s field of technology.

    • Potential opportunities in the patent landscape that may benefit your business.

    • Your competitor’s future plans in your technology’s space.

    • Current and new competitors that are entering a similar IP space.

    • Industry trends

  • Strategic Patent Searches To Support Commercialisation Strategies

    Strategic patent searches and patent landscape searches can yield a variety of beneficial commercial and technology outcomes such as:

    • Identifying potential licensees for a patented technology.

    • Adding to clarity and to the quality of information for investors.

    • Increasing your technology portfolio by including technologies where their patents have lapsed or expired.

    • Knowing the true potential of your intellectual property portfolio

  • Patent Searches To Support Due Diligence Investigations

    It may necessary to do a patent search for the purpose of due diligence. In this scenario we can show you:

    • The current legal status of yours or your competitor’s technology

    • The key inventors in a particular field of technology


30 years experience in technology development and IP procurement

Cost Effective

Streamline your interaction and spend less time with higher cost patent attorneys

Understand Patent Examiners

Fighting with a patent examiner is pointless. We know how to work alongside them to get the best results

Patent Narrative Experts

The patent narrative we develop will distance your technology from competitors and prior art

IP and Commercialisation Background

No one has more experience in both IP protection an Technology Commercialisation

Clear Communication

Understand the costs and process of technology patenting. We understand the inventor perspective as well as the patent attorney perspective

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