Certificate Course in Patentability Search

Patentability search is performed to ensure patentability of invention on the scale of novelty, non-obviousness and industrial utility. However, identification of correct key words, formulation of appropriate search strategies, assessment of identified prior art, evaluation of invention against statutory requirements is extremely critical for performing patentability search. The search requires deep understanding of the concept underlying the invention and requires a comparative analysis between the invention and the prior art. Once search is performed, a report or opinion is prepared, based on which the inventor can decide whether to file for a patent or work further on the invention based on the identified prior arts.


  • Basics of patent search, search techniques and formulation of search strings/strategies
  • Types of patent searches
  • Demonstration of steps to perform a patent search with examples
  • Preparation of search report, writing opinion on patentability


  • Candidates pursuing their degree in Science and Technology can enrol for this course.Note: This course is open for students, researchers & faculty


  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Fee: INR 6500


  • Module 1 Statutory Provisions
  • Module 2 Anatomy of patent
  • Module 3 Patent search techniques
  • Module 4 Performing patent search
  • Module 5 Writing patent search report
  • Module 6 Guidelines for Project submission


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