SERVICES

Novelty

A Novelty Search is typically a search performed to uncover the patents existing in relation to a particular invention.  A well-performed Novelty Search will help to more accurately form a patent application, streamlining the patent prosecution process.

  • 10-20 references returned

  • $115 hourly rate

  • 8 hours recommended

  • Comments and citations are provided on the most pertinent references uncovered.

  • +$40/hour rush fee for any search needed in fewer than 10 calendar days.

Validity

A Validity Search focuses on the claims of a particular patent in order to aid in the assessment of its soundness as a patent.  A well-performed Validity Search may uncover patents previously missed by a Patent Examiner, or provide a reliable foundation of references to be used by an inventor whose patent is being targeted by others.

  • 20-60 references returned

  • $115 hourly rate

  • 16-24 hours recommended

  • Comments and citations are provided on the most pertinent references uncovered.

  • +$40/hour rush fee for any search needed in fewer than 10 calendar days.

Infringement

An Infringement Search focuses on any active patents that may prevent an invention from becoming a patent.  A well-performed Infringement Search offers peace of mind to those applying for a patent.

  • 20-60 references returned

  • $115 hourly rate

  • 16-24 hours recommended

  • Comments and citations are provided on the most pertinent references uncovered.

  • +$40/hour rush fee for any search needed in fewer than 10 calendar days.

Clearance

A Clearance Search thoroughly explores any expired prior art that may provide a safe haven for an invention, as well as any active patents that an invention would be considered as infringing upon.  A Clearance Search is a Novelty Search and Infringement Search rolled into one.

  • 20-60 references returned

  • $115 hourly rate

  • 20-40 hours recommended

  • Comments and citations are provided on the most pertinent references uncovered.

  • +$40/hour rush fee for any search needed in fewer than 10 calendar days.

Custom

A search that is customized to you and your clients' needs.  Whether it be focusing on every patent in a given technology, or honing in on a few assignees, Custom searches will fill in the gaps.​

  • $115 hourly rate

  • +$40/hour rush fee for any search needed in fewer than 10 calendar days.

If you are unsure which service is for you, feel free to contact Foundit LLC by clicking on this link and filling out the Contact form.  A representative will contact you shortly thereafter.

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