Based on our location near the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria,
VA, Yancy IP Law is able to conduct patent research using the same
Examiner's Automated Search Tool
(EAST) utilized by the U.S. Patent Examiners. Additionally, upon request, we are able
to conduct non-patent literature (NPL) research using various commercial
databases. The following is a
general list of patent research services that we are able to
Validity/Prior art searches
Accelerated Examination searches
Additionally, upon request, we can provide written opinions from a registered
patent attorney about the patentability of
an invention, the right-to-use a certain product or method, and/or the
validity of an issued U.S. patent.
Although these opinions are useful in determining the future actions of
your business, these opinions are not binding against the U.S. Patent Office nor
are they binding in a court of law.
However, the opinions may be used to mitigate damages should a law suit
arise, assist in designing around a protected technology, or provide a risk
assessment of a certain field of invention.
The information provided by this
website is for general information purposes only and does not, in any way,
constitutes legal advice. If you
are interested in obtaining legal advice or establishing an attorney-client
relationship, please contact our office.