Patent Research





     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 provide:


     Patentability/Novelty searches

     Infringement/Right-to-Use/Clearance searches

     Validity/Prior art searches

     Accelerated Examination searches

     Assignment 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.