IP Services for File Histories, Patent Translations and Ancillary Products
Get a wide array of information, documents and proprietary reports for all your patent prosecution and litigation needs.
Satisfying intellectual property protection needs for over 25 years
If you need help with the litigation or prosecution of a patent, let IP Services do the research for you. We can provide a wide array of information, documents and proprietary reports. IP Services has been a leader in providing intellectual property support services since 1992.
U.S. Patent File Histories
Extensive USPTO and international patent file history inventory
Options include with or without cited references, parent cases or non-patent literature. All files are bookmarked and paper copies are tabbed and bound. With one of the largest private collections of U.S. patent file histories, many can be delivered to your desktop within minutes. IP Services maintains a network of sources around the world to be able to provide copies of international patent file histories, as well.
I know that I can count on IP Services for my patent-related information needs. I would not use anyone else.
Professional Manual Translations
We support all languages and rush orders are available
Our manual translation services are performed by translators and editors who are experienced in the translation of prior art, patent applications for the USPTO, patent applications for international submission and drug applications to the FDA.
Professional & Machine Translations
Affordable machine translations of international patent documents
Machine-translated full-text patent documents are available for the following patent authorities: JP, KR, EP, WO, CN, DE, FR, GB, AT, AU, BE, BR, CH, DD, DK, EA, ES, FI, IE, IN, IT, LU, MC, MX, NL, RU, SE, SU, TW
Patent Proofing Process
Our Patent Proofing process compares the entire granted Patent against the File History available from the USPTO. We offer not only a complete character-by-character proof of the full document, but also check all front page and bibliographic information.
Some of the items we verify include:
Continuing Data & Priority Information
Related U.S. Application Data
Class & Subclass
Field of Search
U.S., Foreign and other Refs .
Primary & Assistant Examiners
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Abstract & Amendments
Drawings and Amended Drawings
We offer a full character-by-character comparison of the Specification and Claim set “as filed” versus “as issued,” including all amendments.
Our finished product is delivered both electronically and by courier (e.g.,Highlighted and Tabbed).
LexisNexis IP Services, a division of Reed Technology and Information Services (the data compositor to the USPTO), is able to leverage a depth of institutional knowledge on Patent composition that simply does not exist elsewhere in the world. We are able to offer an exceptional level of service at an affordable cost.
Contact Customer Service for more information at 1-800-422-1337.
Patent Proofing Service
Satisfying intellectual property protection needs for over 25 years
A Patent confers a set of exclusive rights to you or your client for the inventive concept described within its text. The accuracy of the Specification and Claims are important, as is the inclusion of amendments, correct company name, inventor names, prior-art and continuing data.
Prior Art Searches
Our searchers have many years of experience in specialized research and estimates on cost and timing are provided for each order
Whether you have a highly technical & complex matter that you need a right-to-use/clearance search done on, or a “routine” novelty search, Reed Tech IP Services can do the prior art searching for you and deliver expert, on-point results.
Our patent search reports are competitively priced and are delivered both by email and courier. The printed version contains copies of the cited prior art, with relevant portions highlighted and tabbed for your convenience.
Our searches encompass the United States, Great Britain, WIPO, European Patents & Patent Abstracts of Japan. We search by patent class/subclass and keywords.
Search Types Available
Our standard patentability search is intended to locate patents which help you to determine the patentability, novelty, and non-obviousness of your invention. If feasible, we search both the utility and design features of your invention. This provides you with the option of pursuing both design and utility patent protection. This common search finds the most related prior-art patents pertinent to the patentability of your invention. Typically, 5-15 prior-art patents are found and may serve as a basis for a patentability opinion, and are submitted in an invention disclosure statement with your patent applications filing.
Right to Use/Clearance Search
A right to use or clearance search normally includes a complete infringement search through unexpired U.S. patents which could present a possible infringement problem with respect to the invention at issue, and a very limited validity search through both expired and unexpired patents and publications which might be used to invalidate any patents that might cause an infringement situation. Another reason in locating expired patents is to provide proof that an invention is already in the public domain.
Technical Literature Search
A technical literature search involves the review non-patent documents from online computer databases. The non-patent documents may include magazines, newspapers, journals, and other documents.
A validity search is designed to locate prior art patents which predates the effective filing date of the patent being investigated and which may be used to challenge the validity of the claims in that patent. A proper validity search will address each and every claim of the patent under scrutiny, and all relevant patents discovered will be reviewed in Shepherd’s Citations to assist you in your analysis. A validity search can serve as a basis for a legal opinion against infringement or as due diligence prior to selling or license a patent. File wrappers can be obtained and reviewed when authorized.
A collection search will normally involve the collecting of ALL U.S. patents relating to a particular invention or subject matter. Any patent that is relevant to the invention will be included. This type of search can produce from 20 to 300 patents, depending on the scope of the invention. This search can be limited by specifying certain years, limiting the number of located patents, specifying assignees or inventors, or providing more specific information on the invention.
An assignment search discovers patents that were assigned at issue or after issue to a particular company or entity. An abstract of title can be obtained for a patent, at an additional charge.
A patentee search discovers patents that were invented by a particular person.
An infringement search normally involves the careful review of unexpired U.S. patents to locate claims which read on the invention at issue. Additionally, analogous art areas are also investigated and supplied to assist you to address the issue of contributory infringement. The most relevant patents will be reviewed in Shepherd’s Citations to assist you in your analysis.
State of the Art Search
A state of the art search is directed to finding patents that represents the general state of art (technology) to a particular type of invention or subject matter. A state of the art search is similar to a collection search but the searcher is allowed judgment in selecting patents. This type of search normally locates patents from the last 15 to 20 years, including published patent applications.
A trademark search involves the review of trademarks having a similar mark, and in similar goods and services, as your product name. Federal and state trademarks can be reviewed.