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Patentability/State of the art search


    AI-supported Prior Art Research - we give you a quick overview

    Our patent search service serves as a basis for a planned patent or utility model application.

    After studying your invention disclosure, we search in particular in the databases of patent and trademark offices for publications similar to your invention.

    In doing so, we use semantic approaches, keyword based search strings or searches using international patent classifications.

    We will then provide you with a search report within 4 to 9 working days containing the publications identified. You can then include these in the description of your patent application. This information will also help you to further develop/sharpen your invention and uncover potential competitors.

    As a conclusion of the consulting service we will discuss the results of the search with you personally (by telephone) and open up further options for your company.


    Our Prior Art Service includes the following:

    1. Overview of solutions already known from patent specifications

    2. Provides hints for further improvement and extension of the existing invention.

    3. Improves the chances of a patent application being granted

    4. Delivery of the search report in 4 to 9 working days (rush orders after consultation)

    5. Confidentiality obligation 


    Execution of the research:

    The mandate only becomes effective when the search order is accepted by the patent law firm Stütz. Until the explicit confirmation of the order, the Patentanwaltskanzlei Stütz is basically free in its decision about the acceptance of the mandate. As patent attorneys, we are subject to the German Patent Attorney Regulations and are bound to secrecy accordingly. Freelancers as well as expert third parties can also be called upon for the processing of cases, provided that they have been committed to professional secrecy. The passing on to third parties not involved in the execution of the order may only take place with the consent of the client. This obligation shall continue to exist after termination of the mandate relationship.

    Right of withdrawal:

    You have the right to cancel this contract within fourteen days without giving reasons. The revocation period is fourteen days from the conclusion of the contract.

    In order to exercise your right of revocation, you must inform us (Patentanwaltskanzlei Stütz, Unter den Linden 10, 10117 Berlin, fon.: 030 60 980 4680 fax: 030 60 980 4689, by means of a clear statement (e.g. a letter, fax or e-mail sent by post) of your decision to revoke this contract.