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Patentability Search

A successful patent and technical literature search has to be customised to meet your exact legal and technical requirements, delivered within your desired timeframe, and leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of information that helps you make better IP decisions.

An effective patentability searching program brings many benefits:

  • Reduced prosecution costs due to screening out inventions early in the process
  • Compact, well-crafted patent applications that save down stream prosecution costs and improve allowance rates

CPA Global combines best-in-class processes and resources with ingenuity, making us the industry leader in patent and non-patent literature searches for patentability. We can support your needs with multiple business models – from single searches to structured, high-volume programs to perform all of your patentability searches based on standard, defined parameters. And by putting creative methodologies into play, we deliver the insight you need, empowering you to make critical business and legal decisions with confidence.

In today’s patent prosecution world, cost reduction is paramount. Our experienced search professionals engage with you to understand your objectives, including whether to expand the search to include alternative embodiments. We employ a variety of methodologies, including semantic search and semi-automated playbooks, which allow us to handle your patentability searches with speed and efficiency.

These methodologies allow us to search very efficiently and to identify the best references quickly. We are able to minimise the time spent on collection and maximise the time spent on review and analysis. As a result, you get the best value and great results quickly, even with a very limited budget. We help you to save both time and money.

We can perform a single patentability search or work with you to set up an ongoing standardised process to handle hundreds of pre-filing searches per year.


Technical expertise


With a team of 250+ in-house, full-time search professionals, we can staff every pre-filing or patentability search with experts with specific technical backgrounds.

Global scope


Our search capability covers every major jurisdiction worldwide.



Clear, straightforward pricing and free, no-obligation quotes.



Performance of preliminary examination of PCT applications for the USPTO since 2005 directly supports our patentability searching expertise.




We put our highly skilled and internally trained team of more than 250 experienced analysts at your service. This includes attorneys, patent agents, and former patent examiners, as well as former practising engineers and scientists.



We combine the art and science of searching to maximise value for customers, based on decades of experience in formulating search strategies. By creatively harnessing the power of multiple search engines, databases and libraries we deliver tailored results that meet your requirements.



Our Reference Desk provides access to extensive resources for patent and non-patent literature. If the documents exist, our librarians and technical literature experts will find them.



Our specialist search managers provide consultative, responsive and high-touch services. We collaborate with you locally while coordinating your project globally from the top patenting jurisdictions around the world.



Our analyst team includes native speakers in multiple languages, including five major languages across all technologies. This allows us to perform native language searching, both online and on the ground.



We deliver results in the format of your choice, from full reports to matrices. Every deliverable is designed to speed up the review process, enabling you to make quick and accurate decisions based on high-quality information.