Novelty Search - Fixed Price

Get a valid indication

  • As a clarification of whether an invention is new
  • For assessing the inventive merit of new products in relation to patenting
  • For evaluating invention disclosures
  • As a basis for a well-founded patent application

Product characteristics

We only search international patent databases. The examiner will make a restricted search in the most relevant patent databases using patent classes and keyword limitation.

Upon conclusion of the search, a limited report with the following contents will be made:

  • Search statement
  • Database, patent classes and keywords used for the search
  • Overview of material found (patent numbers) divided into categories depending on its relevance in relation to the customer's invention

Specification needed

We need a precise description of the invention and drawings, if any.


Delivery time will be maximum 10 working days.


The fixed price is USD 1400 / EUR 950 / DKK 7000. If requested, copies of documents up to 10 copies can be included for USD 100 / EUR 70 / DKK 500.

The above price is exclusive of VAT.

In the event that the invention is too comprehensive and we consider that we will not be able to perform a proper search on the terms agreed upon (price and delivery time), we will contact you.


If you need further information, have any questions or wish to order a search, see our contact details.


  • Did you know that by using the Global PPH system, a positive PCT report from Nordic Patent Institute can give you the possibility of fast-tracking a corresponding application at 16 other patent offices?
  • Did you know that for a small additional fee, we can add a claim chart to your validity search report, conveniently mapping the relevant references against the claim features for clarity purposes?
  • Did you know that both the Norwegian and the Danish Patent Offices, which perform all searches for Nordic Patent Institute, have over 100 years' experience with patent searching?
  • Did you know that when carrying out their PCT searches, our examiners always search Nordic (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Finnish) material?
  • Did you know that in validity searches performed by Nordic Patent Institute, references of particular relevance or obviousness-type references were found in about 70 % of the tasks given to us?
  • Did you know that we have started PCT-PPH pilot projects with USPTO and JPO allowing applicants who have chosen Nordic Patent Institute to request a fast-track examination at the USPTO and JPO?
  • Did you know that in certain cases Nordic Patent Institute will refund up to 50 % of the PCT search fee paid by the applicant, if the results from an earlier search can be used to reduce the extent of the ISA search?
  • Did you know that all our examiners are educated at an MSc level or higher, that they have extensive patent examiner training and can search in minimum English, French, German, and the Scandinavian languages?
  • Did you know that when carrying out the prior art searches our examiners have access to more than 850 databases?
  • Did you know that the combined languages skills of our examiners bring our searching fluency to over 30 languages?
  • Did you know that all the prior art searches done by Nordic Patent Institute are performed by the highly qualified and experienced PCT examiners at the Danish and Norwegian Patent Offices?
  • Did you know that our examiners spend about 60 % of their time examining patent applications and 40 % of their time providing prior art searches and assessments to businesses and IP law firms?
  • Did you know that when it comes to the timeliness of ISAs in transmitting ISRs, Nordic Patent Institute has from the beginning been among the best ISAs?
  • Did you know that Swedish nationals and residents can use Nordic Patent Institute as an ISA and/or IPEA when filing a PCT application?