Patent Search Types
- Novelty and Patentability: Before filing an application.
- Invalidation: After publication or granting.
- Infringement: After granting.
- A subject matter: A specific subject matter.
- Novelty and Inventive Step (done by SIPO): After granting Utility Patent or Industrial Patent, one could file a request to SIPO (State Intellectual Property Office) to get a Patent Evaluation Report (as necessary evidence in Invalidation / Litigation).