We prefer to do a preliminary search ourselves prior to the drafting of a patent application. It gives us confidence in the technology and assures us that pertinent prior art has not been overlooked.
We use advanced software tools for identifying the most relevant technical information for your invention, including Patsnap and Patbase. For many clients we set up alerts designed to give them early information on the technology developed by a competitor. This information may reveal which technologies your competitor is developing well before his products reach the market, and it will show you the sweet spot for development of your own products.