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Patent Seekers Ltd

We’ve been in the Intellectual Property (IP) industry longer than most, starting out as a UK patent search company, we’ve grown to become international with offices in the UK and North America. For over 15 years, our patent research teams have provided the knowledge and expertise for Patentability, Freedom To Operate (FTO), Patent Busting, State of the Art, Patent Landscape and Mapping searches.

We know that quality and experience are essential to providing a reputable search service. Patent Seekers is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys among other IP industry affiliate bodies.

Patent Seekers provide a flexible service that can be customised to the way you work, your exact research outcomes and your budgetary requirements. Our clients include patent attorneys, corporate IP departments, entrepreneurs and inventors. Each use our services in different ways to maximise savings on time and money without compromising on quality.

For those interested in a worldwide patent search we use patent databases covering all major territories including USA, WO (PCT), EP, GB, Germany, France, Canada, China, Singapore, Australia and Japan. All patent data sources are updated on a weekly basis so you can be sure your international patent research will always be powered by the latest data.

In addition to patent searches, we undertake design, trade mark, technical literature and general internet searches. Our search reports have been developed over time and support our clients with their intellectual property needs.

Carry out your own patent search using PatWorld for £37 per day! PatWorld is a SaaS (Software as a Service) platform equipped with professional patent analysis and reporting tools. Unlimited global patent search is available to you or your team on a daily, monthly or yearly basis. The intuitive platform also offers reporting, monitoring, alerts, analytics and collaboration tools required by individuals or teams working on IP research. The platform is perfect for sharing preliminary searches results with a Patent Attorney or if you are part of a team working on multiple projects or patent portfolios. Check www.PatWorld.com out today


Services

Prior to Filing / Patentability/ Novelty

Prior to Filing / Patentability/ Novelty

Our patentability search service (also referred to as a novelty or prior art search service) is a core offering from Patent Seekers. We provide profe...

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Infringement / Freedom to Operate / Clearance

Infringement / Freedom to Operate / Clearance

Why should I carry out an Infringement Search? Once a final product has been developed and made ready for market, an infringement search can be used t...

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Invalidity / Patent & Design Busting / Strength analysis

Invalidity / Patent & Design Busting / Strength analysis

Why should I carry out an Invalidity Search? During the defence stage, there are three main factors to consider: Can I attack an obstructive patent o...

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State of the Art / Collection

State of the Art / Collection

Why should I carry out a State of the Art Search? The State-of-the-Art (SOA) search, also known as a Collection Search should be considered at the res...

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Patent Landscaping / Mapping

Patent Landscaping / Mapping

Why should I carry out a Patent Landscape Search? At the research stage, patent searching can be conducted to help focus Research and Development (R&D...

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Patent, Design & Trade Mark Watching

Patent, Design & Trade Mark Watching

Are you aware of your existing and future competitor? How are they operating? Which countries are they targeting? What fields are they investing in? A...

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Company Investigation

Company Investigation

How can a Company Investigation help me? If you would like to find out if a product on sale is protected by a patent or design, this search will help...

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Trade Mark Search

Trade Mark Search

We provide a range of expert Trade Mark searches for multiple jurisdictions. Patent Seekers has a strong team of analysts experienced in searching Tra...

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PatWorld - The Patent Intelligence Platform

PatWorld - The Patent Intelligence Platform

PatWorld is a SaaS (Software as a Service) platform that allows you to easily identify and analyse your competitors and their patented inventions. It...

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Bioscience, Chemical & Pharma Searches

Bioscience, Chemical & Pharma Searches

At a technical level, we handle all chemical, biological and pharmaceutical subject matter. We work on a wide variety of projects in these specialist...

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Electronics, IT & Physics Searches

Electronics, IT & Physics Searches

Our teams are ready to meet the challenges of researching this leading-edge field. They understand and can assist with protecting and exploiting devel...

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Electrical & Mechanical Searches

Electrical & Mechanical Searches

Our Electrical and Mechanical group advise clients whose interests range from simple household appliances to control systems for aircraft. The success...

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Medical Searches

Medical Searches

We assist with protecting and exploiting developments in a range of leading edge fields as diverse as: Biocompatible materials Biomedical engineering...

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Request A Free Quote

Request A Free Quote

Please visit our website www.patentseekers.com or email your enquiry to mail@patentseekers.com. All information received by Patent Seekers will be t...

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Free Price Guide

Free Price Guide

How much does a professional IP search cost? Patent Seekers offer IP search and analysis services at a variety of levels of detail. We use a fixed an...

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How patents unlock trends in the alternative protein market.

How patents unlock trends in the alternative protein market.

Alec Griffiths IP Manager at Patent Seekers, shares his research on How patents unlock trends in the alternative protein market , check it out on the...

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Do you understand IP?

Do you understand IP?

Do you understand IP? For some start-up companies and inventors Intellectual Property (IP) can be an unknown commodity. Having a basic understanding c...

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Cannabis: Capitalise with Budding IP Benchmarks

Cannabis: Capitalise with Budding IP Benchmarks

Are you looking to discover areas ripe for innovation in the cannabis industry? As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, what can your business ...

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Patent Seekers Services

Patent Seekers Services

Patent Seekers are expert patent searchers and whilst we have a great understanding of what we do, we appreciate that others may not, so we’ve put tog...

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Sharing our knowledge on the Patent Landscape of AI

Sharing our knowledge on the Patent Landscape of AI

Alec Griffiths, IP Manager at Patent Seekers, will be sharing his knowledge on the Patent Landscape of AI at the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorne...

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Patent Seekers are attending the GCI Virtual Summit

Patent Seekers are attending the GCI Virtual Summit

Alec Griffiths & Christian Hartman from Patent Seekers are attending the GCI Virtual Summit between 8th and 10th June 2021, and are looking forward to...

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Working with us – Current Vacancies

Working with us – Current Vacancies

Patent Analysts (Remote Working Available) Would you like to work with some of the most innovative companies in the world as they create cutting edge ...

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World IP Day – IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market

World IP Day – IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market

To celebrate World IP Day we’ve summarised a recent webinar we co-presented with Stratford IP for the Canadian Trade Commission staff on supporting ...

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How to choose the correct patent search for your client

How to choose the correct patent search for your client

Choosing the correct search can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. To help the process our IP Manager Geraint James compiled a short explanation of th...

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Reviewing the Cannabis Landscape in North America

Reviewing the Cannabis Landscape in North America

Last year Alec Griffiths an IP Manager at Patent Seekers, shared his research and insights on the changing landscape of Cannabis in North America. A ...

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Championing Gender Diversity for Innovation

Championing Gender Diversity for Innovation

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, take time out to read Patent Analyst Clare Gibson’s thoughts on gender diversity in IP. Found in the...

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The International Patent, Design & Trade Mark Search Company

The International Patent, Design & Trade Mark Search Company

In our latest article in the Global IP Matrix, Alec Griffiths, IP Manager at Patent Seekers, discusses part two of ‘Opioid Addiction – A Patent Persp...

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AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute 2021

AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute 2021

Attending the AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute February 1st to 5th 2021? Patent Seekers will be there to join the conversations, contribute to discu...

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AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute 2021

AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute 2021

Attending the AIPLA Virtual Mid-Winter Institute February 1st to 5th 2021? Patent Seekers will be there to join the conversations, contribute to discu...

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Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond

Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond

Patent Seekers joins Appleyard Lees for part four of their ‘Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond’, series of interactive virtua...

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The Patent Development of Single Use Plastics

The Patent Development of Single Use Plastics

Food packaging has dominated headlines in recent years, largely due to the negative environmental impact of the production and waste of single-use pla...

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Transform Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence

Transform Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence

It is clear that AI is transforming the world of medicine, yet innovation around the globe appears to be primarily concentrated in the US and China, t...

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Opioid Addiction – A Patent Perspective

Opioid Addiction – A Patent Perspective

Opioids are a broad class of drugs that interact with opioid receptors in your cells, creating sensations of pain relief and pleasure. Opioids can car...

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The High Steaks of BBQ IP

The High Steaks of BBQ IP

With July 4th weekend upon us, we at Patent Seekers would like to wish our families, friends and colleagues in the United States a Happy Independence ...

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Climate Change Part 2 – Automotive IP – Driving Towards a Greener Future

Climate Change Part 2 – Automotive IP – Driving Towards a Greener Future

It has become apparent that the automotive industry will play a major role in future efforts against global warming. In this report, Filip Silvestre ...

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The Intersection of AI and Life Sciences – Patent Searching

The Intersection of AI and Life Sciences – Patent Searching

It has been shown, without a doubt, that the intersection of AI and life sciences is both a rapidly expanding and complicated field. These two factors...

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Climate Change – A Patent Perspective Overview

Climate Change – A Patent Perspective Overview

To mark Earth Day 2020 Patent Seekers launch a series of papers on Climate Change. Intellectual property will have a key role in shaping the future a...

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Coronavirus – The Race of IP Against Time

Coronavirus – The Race of IP Against Time

Filip Silvestre, a Senior Patent Analyst at Patent Seekers, shares his research and insights on the analysis of the Coronaviridae family and the profi...

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Cannabis – How the North American Patent Landscape is Changing.

Cannabis – How the North American Patent Landscape is Changing.

Alec Griffiths an IP Manager at Patent Seekers, shares his research and insights on the changing landscape of Cannabis in North America.

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New Year, new start on research and development?

New Year, new start on research and development?

Happy New Year from the teams at Patent Seekers. New year, new start on research and development? We are open and ready to deal with your intellectual...

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AIPPI 2019 comes to London

AIPPI 2019 comes to London

The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) will be hosting their World Congress in London this month. Over 2,2...

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We’re in Dublin today for the Dublin IP and R&D Summit

We’re in Dublin today for the Dublin IP and R&D Summit

Pleased to be exhibiting at the Dublin IPS event today. Pop by our stand to find out about our IP search services.

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Patent Seekers will be in Boston during INTA 2019

Patent Seekers will be in Boston during INTA 2019

Patent Seekers employees and Director Tim Parry are due to be in Boston during the time INTA 2019 will be taking place (May 18th – 22nd). If you are a...

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Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019

Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019

We’re currently at the Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019 in Birmingham! After a successful day yesterday meeting with existing and potential customers we’...

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Intellectual Property USA Roadshow

Intellectual Property USA Roadshow

Patent Seekers will be sponsoring the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys USA Roadshows in April 2019. The topic is Intellectual Property Beyond B...

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(Astrum-IP Ltd) Intellectual property and patent attorney company specialising in patents, trade marks, copyrights and designs.

(Astrum-IP Ltd) Intellectual property and patent attorney company specialising in patents, trade marks, copyrights and designs.

‘The service has been impressive, with all search results delivered on time, all searches very comprehensive, and the charges extremely competitive. ...

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(Barker Brettell) Established in the middle of the 19th century, Barker Brettell is a leading full service IP firm.

(Barker Brettell) Established in the middle of the 19th century, Barker Brettell is a leading full service IP firm.

‘I am glad we came across patentseekers. They are responsive and good value. I intend to continue to use them as my first port of call for many paten...

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(Davis Wright Tremaine LLP) Founded in Seattle in 1908 DWT now employ more than 500 attorneys across nine Cities in USA and China.

(Davis Wright Tremaine LLP) Founded in Seattle in 1908 DWT now employ more than 500 attorneys across nine Cities in USA and China.

“Patent Seekers has been very helpful to us in supporting patentability and prior art analyses. The group is quite prompt, cost-effective, and easy ...

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(EIP) UK & European Patent Attorneys and leaders in the fields of electronics, computing and software. They also handle mechanical and chemical subject matter.

(EIP) UK & European Patent Attorneys and leaders in the fields of electronics, computing and software. They also handle mechanical and chemical subject matter.

‘Patent Seekers consistently quickly provide us with competitive quotes. Their consistency and quality of service is excellent. Patent Seeker’s searc...

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(FB Rice & Co) Australia’s largest independent intellectual property firm.

(FB Rice & Co) Australia’s largest independent intellectual property firm.

“Patent Seekers provide us with a high quality, cost-effective search service. Turnaround times are quick and the results are well-presented, enabli...

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(Franks & Co) UK Based Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys representing clients from the US, Japan, China, India and throughout the World.

(Franks & Co) UK Based Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys representing clients from the US, Japan, China, India and throughout the World.

“Patent Seekers have given us professional, responsive and consistent patent searches at a fair cost. We can certainly recommend their service”

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(Loven & Co) Founded in 1989 Loven & Co are a specialist Patent and Trademark attorneys providing services to national and international clients.

(Loven & Co) Founded in 1989 Loven & Co are a specialist Patent and Trademark attorneys providing services to national and international clients.

‘They have consistently provided us with cost effective, comprehensive searches and a high level of customer service’

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(Marks & Clerk) The UK’s largest and one of the World’s leading intellectual property firms with a Global network of offices.

(Marks & Clerk) The UK’s largest and one of the World’s leading intellectual property firms with a Global network of offices.

‘The new cursory infringement search has proved extremely valuable in giving a rapid turnaround and a great head start on identifying potential blocki...

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(Mewburn Ellis) One of the UK's largest firms of Chartered Patent  Attorneys, European Patent Attorneys, European Trade Mark Attorneys  and European Design Attorneys.

(Mewburn Ellis) One of the UK's largest firms of Chartered Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorneys, European Trade Mark Attorneys and European Design Attorneys.

‘Patent Seekers have provided us with a patent search service that is professional, cost-effective and responsive.’

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(N. J. Akers) Complete intellectual property service provider, including all aspects of the law of patents, trade  marks and designs. This expertise extends throughout the UK and Europe.

(N. J. Akers) Complete intellectual property service provider, including all aspects of the law of patents, trade marks and designs. This expertise extends throughout the UK and Europe.

‘The high standard of professional patent searches and cost-effective approach provided by Patent Seekers has enabled us to offer these kinds of serv...

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(Serjeants) Firm of UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys established as an independent firm since 1978.

(Serjeants) Firm of UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys established as an independent firm since 1978.

“Patent Seekers’ responsiveness and willingness to tailor their searches to suit the needs of different clients sets them apart from other search pro...

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(Swindell & Pearson) Chartered UK and European Patent, Design and Trade Mark Attorneys with over 130 years of experience.

(Swindell & Pearson) Chartered UK and European Patent, Design and Trade Mark Attorneys with over 130 years of experience.

“Swindell & Pearson is committed to providing best value, best quality patent attorney services to our clients. As part of that commitment we seek out...

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(Tomkins & Co) Established in 1930 by Arthur Bellamy Tomkins, one of Europe's longest established Intellectual Property law specialists.

(Tomkins & Co) Established in 1930 by Arthur Bellamy Tomkins, one of Europe's longest established Intellectual Property law specialists.

‘Patent Seekers have been of great benefit to us, providing superior patent research services. They have dealt with exhaustive large scale freedom t...

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(Unilever) Multi-national provider of consumer products in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care.

(Unilever) Multi-national provider of consumer products in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care.

‘Patent Seekers shows great professionalism and provides us valuable support in carrying out patentability searches in time.’

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(Wilson Gunn) Leading practice of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Delivering a flexible first class service tailored to your needs.

(Wilson Gunn) Leading practice of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Delivering a flexible first class service tailored to your needs.

“I have worked with Patent Seekers for a number of years on patentability and freedom to operate (FTO) searches, and their searching expertise is seco...

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Dehns, Founded in 1920 they we have grown to become one of Europe's largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys

Dehns, Founded in 1920 they we have grown to become one of Europe's largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys

"We have been using Patent Seekers for many years for patent searching, ranging from initial patentability assessments to invalidity searches. Tim and...

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RatnerPrestia is a USA intellectual property law firm dedicated to patent, trademark, copyright and other international IP issues.

RatnerPrestia is a USA intellectual property law firm dedicated to patent, trademark, copyright and other international IP issues.

“I am just dropping a line to let you know that I am impressed by your search firm. You consistently provide me with a large number of relevant refer...

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