Patent Search Services

Patent Search Services

BananaIP  has a team of highly qualified patent attorneys and patent agents in different technology domains and offers the following patent search services:

  • Prior Art Search
  • Novelty Search
  • Patentability Search and Opinion
  • Patentability Analysis
  • FTO Search and Opinion
  • Invalidity Search and Opinion
  • Patent Landscaping
  • International Patent Search


BananaIP’s patent attorneys have long term experience, and  have expertise in the following technology domains:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electric Mobility
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • AI, ML, and Robotics
  • IoT
  • Electronics
  • Telecom
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Biotech
  • Pharma
  • Chemistry
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Molecular Biology


Searching for patents is a skill most technical people can easily learn, but making sense of patent documents and their relevance to patentability, invalidity, FTO, and other purposes is a specialized ability.

Patent attorneys and agents at BananaIP have a strong technical background combined with patent law expertise to offer high-quality patent search and analytics services. Search reports delivered by BananaIP’s team are analytical, well reasoned, and clear. They enable business and legal decision-making and facilitate patent strength along with risk-free product launches. Over the years, BananaIP’s attorneys have delivered thousands of search reports, which have helped clients make important business and technology decisions.

If you are seeking high-quality patent search services from experienced patent attorneys, please write to [email protected].

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Is a patent search mandatory before filing a patent application? What are its advantages?

A patents search is not mandatory, however performing a patent search before filing a patent application will normally uncover certain granted patents/publications which belong to the same technological field as that of the invention. Conducting a patent search before proceeding to file an application for patent has many advantages some of which are identified below.

● Patent search provides the inventor(s)/applicant with necessary information as to the strength of the invention against the currently used/existing art;
● Patent search may guide or inspire the inventor to improve his/her invention based on the disclosure provided in the prior art uncovered during the search;
● Patent search may provide necessary information to refine the claims at a later stage
● Patent search will save money, time and effort in drafting and filing a patent application if the search result indicates that the alleged invention is already in the public domain; and
● Patent search will allow identifying corporations (which could be potential licensees) that own patents in the same technology as that of the applicant’s invention.

Considering the advantages of performing a patent search, a search is advisable before making a decision on filing a patent application. Patent search may also be done at conception, R&D planning and other stages in order to enable decision making.

What is patentability opinion or patentability analysis?

Patentability analysis or patentability opinion is a two-fold process. First step involves searching for prior art that consists of at least one element present in the claims of the invention for which the patentability analysis is being conducted. Once such a search is conducted the second step is to analyzed the shortlisted prior art references to identify whether the invention being analyzed is patentable or not. A patentability analysis requires both technical and legal expertise. Technical expertise is essential in order to understand the invention and pick the right prior art while legal expertise is required in order to understand the scope of each prior art document and analyze the patentability of the invention.

What is a Freedom to Operate (FTO) Search?

A Freedom to operate (FTO) search enables a company/individual to analyze if his product/process is infringing on in-force patents/patent applications, belonging to a third party. The FTO search is jurisdiction specific, for example, if a company wants to release a product in India, the FTO search done will look for patents/patent applications in India. A FTO Search is a search among the claims of in-force patents/patent applications for specific elements/steps of a product/process. A comparison is done between elements/steps of a product/process and individual claims of identified in-force patents/patent applications to determine the freedom to operate.

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