Citation search

Citation search get you a simple tool to measure the strength and the value of your patent.

Is someone seeking protection in your field?

The result

In a search for citations the result lists inventions considered to consist of close or similar technology to the original patent. Citation searches are a fast and easy way to access technical information on a subject. In our report we refer to both the cited and citing documents.

Our searches

A Citation search can be done once or on a regular basis, as an alert. Citations are also included for patent family members.

  • Cited documents are the documents listed by the applicant when the patent was filed or the documents listed in the search report issued by the patent examiner.
  • Citing documents are new patents that cite existing technology. A search based on patent X will retrieve the newly filed patents that cite patent X. Consequently patent X becomes a citing patent.

The benefit of the service

A citing patent reveals the information that someone is seeking protection within the same technical field. How often patent X is cited will give you an indication of the strength of the patent. This search is a quick and easy way of finding infringing technology.

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You order services securely through our online service PRV Information Secure, where you also download your report.

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What does it cost?

You will always get a personal quote on your order. The price depends on the estimated time required to carry out the exact information you need. Hourly price for consultancy services, SEK 1700.

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The delivery time is normally 12 working days. Express delivery options are often available.

For contact and questions

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact PRV Consulting.

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Telephone: +46 8 782 28 00

Additional service: Monitoring services

Please bear in mind that a result from a search reflects the situation of today. However, the patent documentation increases with 10 000’s of newly published patent documents every week, a fact which of course could have an effect on your search result. If you should be in need of continuous information – talk to us and we will prepare a monitoring profile.

Read more about monitoring services

Please observe

We aim to carry out all requests accurately and thoroughly, but due to the extensive amount of information involved we cannot guarantee that the results are always exhaustive.