Patent Knock Out Search


Knock out prior art research takes a broad look at the relevant technology to identify any protected prior art that would prevent the use of the proposed invention, or prevent the patentability of the invention as novel. It is a fast and cost efficient means to identify patented technologies that will likely block the patenting of the proposed invention. It provides an overview of the relevant technologies in an effort to access whether the invention is patentable as is, or whether modifications or further innovations will be required. A clean knock-out search may then be used as the basis for a full patentability search.

What is included?

  • Fees start at $300 for US patent applications and grants for English language research on up to three independent claims.
  • $150 per independent claim in excess of three.

What is not included?

  • Additional fees for foreign jurisdictions and foreign language applications and grants.