Patent search service for inventors – £100

Patent searching isn’t easy. Let us do it for you

For many invention ideas a patent search is essential to find out how original it is. A ‘clear’ product search on its own is only the tip of the iceberg. Most patents never become products but still count as prior art – so like it or not, you’ve got to go there.

A patent search is a good indicator of IP prospects, even if you don’t intend to patent your idea. It can go either way. You may find patents that shout: ‘Don’t go ahead with this project’. Or you may find relevant patents, but none that includes your inventive step.

There’s no great mystery to patent searching. Online patent databases can be used by anyone. (Though we don’t recommend US-only databases such as Google Patents.)

But finding the right results isn’t straightforward. It’s like knowing there is buried treasure on one of a thousand desert islands. It’s easy to dig on the wrong island, or find part of the treasure but miss the main hoard.

So we offer to search for you, at well below the cost of many other patent search services. Most invention ideas don’t involve complex technology or complex decisions, so we’re confident of getting good results within a set time. (If it takes longer, we often just stop the clock and keep going.)

You can normally expect to get your search results by email within 15 working days. If there is likely to be a delay, we’ll inform you as soon as possible.

As with everything we do, you’re protected by our automatic promise of full confidentiality. If you wish, we’ll also sign your own NDA as long as we’re comfortable with its terms.


Ordering your patent search:

STEP 1   Use the form below to describe your idea. You can attach drawing files, none of which must individually exceed 2MB.
STEP 2  Send the completed form.
STEP 3  Click the Pay Now button below the form to pay by PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account.

Any questions?

Your email (required)

Name of your idea (required)
This and your email address will together act as a unique identifier for security purposes.

Your name (required)

Your address

A contact phone number (in case we need to clarify any details)


In particular we need to know:
• The problem your idea solves
• The technical advantages of your idea compared to known products [the inventive step(s)]
• Any specific aspects you want us to concentrate on.

• List any patents you may be aware of already.
• List keywords or subject classifications you may have used in patent searches of your own.
• List companies known to operate in your area of technology.


You can attach up to three drawing or image files (PDF, TXT, Word, Excel, JPG, GIF, PNG) but none must individually exceed 2MB. Let us know if you want to send additional files.

Please click on the Submit button once you're happy with your form.


Now please make your secure payment of £100. You don’t need a PayPal account. Once we receive PayPal’s notification of payment, we’ll send you an acknowledgement email and receipt and your search becomes ‘live’.