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Problems with Patent Search Today

Traditional patent search methods have significant limitations given the unreliable consistency in the quality of search results, the lack of guaranteed subject matter coverage for all possible inventions, and the exploding number of patents filed globally.

Keyword-based search techniques generate sizeable amounts of data, but may miss the key context required for true understanding

Multiple classification systems with 475,000+ possible codes create the risk of overlooking critical concepts and prior art, absent the expertise required to parse the nuances of classification

To overcome limitations in search, methodologies can require ordering multiple search reports, leading to conflicting approaches and inflated expense

Our Solution

Having supported the USPTO for over a decade, Serco brings a unique level of expertise in patent classification that leads to a robust discovery process for IP practitioners and corporate clients.


Our patent search service provides the strategic framework for a more efficient and successful approach to patent litigation involving validity or invalidity investigations as well as to prosecution support for new inventions.


Grounded in accurate classification, Serco’s patent search ensures that all relevant avenues for investigation are uncovered to inform your strategic approach

Covers major classifications systems: United States Patent Classification (USPC), International Patent Classification (IPC), and Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)

Provides an in-depth, easy-to-follow understanding of the relevant concepts and classification strategy that uncovers the most relevant bodies of art

Leads to a more focused, accurate, and productive patent search report that provides both the results and context needed for on-going strategy and favorable outcomes

To find the needle, first make sure you are searching in the right haystack.

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Serco IP Services

IP Services Team

(540) 236-5510

IPServices@serco-na.com