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Prior Art Search Services

Our Prior Art Research services can help protect and maximize the value of your intellectual property portfolio by providing you quality results that can assist you in formulating informed patent-related and business decisions.

Prior Art Searches

InvalidityProtect and defend yourself from infringement assertions through prior art that could be used to invalidate blocking patents.

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PatentabilityAssess if your idea or invention satisfies novelty and non-obviousness through our comprehensive patentability searches.

Combine with our claims drafting service to facilitate initial claims formulation.

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Freedom-to-OperateMitigate risks involved when entering a new market or introducing a new product.

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Evidence-of-Use or Patent-to-Product SearchProtect your patent portfolio by identifying potentially infringing products on the market, including potentially infringing methods or services.

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Patent-to-Standard SearchGain a comprehensive view of patents and patent applications related to technical standards or standard-essential patents

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Why Parola Analytics?

Highly-experienced prior art researchers

Our analysts have degrees in various fields such as electrical and communications engineering, physics, materials science, and physical chemistry. In addition, we have PhD-level analysts who supervise and review searches to ensure quality results on every project.


4,000+ prior art search projects conducted

Our analysts have performed thousands of prior art searches covering many different inventions, systems, processes, materials, compositions, and hardware and software that span a broad array of technology areas.


Fortune 500 companies and American Lawyer 100 firms serviced

We have performed prior art search services and other types of patent-related research for several of the world’s biggest and most widely-known companies, as well as for many of the most prestigious patent law firms in the US.


Non-patent and non-US patent coverage

Working with us means you can take advantage of our extensive experience with many non-patent and non-English databases and resources that enable us to perform thorough, detailed and wide-ranging searches across various patent jurisdictions. We cover patent searches in different languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and German.


What We Deliver

Single Point-of-Contact

Standard Reports

Our Search Reports are designed and organized in an easy-to-understand format and typically include the following sections:

  • Search Report Summary
  • Summary of Search Results
  • Based on search type: claims mapping table, patent-to-product mapping chart, patent-to-standard mapping chart, etc.
  • Search Strategies (Patent, Non-Patent)
  • References (including highlighted relevant excerpts, if requested)
  • Databases and other sources used
  • Keyword vectors


Customizable Reports

The report can be customized, and other features included, depending on your preferences or requirements.


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