Infringement Searches determine if any unexpired patents would bar the manufacture, use, or sale of a specific product, process or service. This search is often conducted as due diligence before a product launch.
This species of search requires a mental "reverse engineering" of the product at hand to determine what claims it would infringe upon. The focus of the search is on unexpired patents making claims that would present a bar to manufacture, use, or sale of the product at hand.
Cost: $85/hour x 14-16 hours. $1190 to $1360 plus computer database charges.