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We provide validity/invalidity, novelty, landscape, watch, trademark and infringement services – find out more below

How much does a search cost?

It is nearly impossible to provide accurate costs for a project without at least some basic information. The cost of a search depends on a number of different factors, such as the technology involved, what jurisdictions and timescales need to be covered and the level of detail and analysis required in the report. We treat each case on an individual basis and will provide a no-obligation estimate based on the information provided.



How do I get an estimate?

We can provide a detailed proposal, including a search brief, an idea of methodology and classification headings as well as an indication of costs and timelines, usually within 24 hours of receiving a request. To obtain a no-obligation quote you can send an email to the head of the relevant technology department or to info@jandbpartners.com where it will be picked up by the searcher most suited to the technology field. Alternatively just give us a call, we are happy to discuss projects over the phone to get a better understanding of your requirements.



What technology fields do we cover?

We have expertise in chemical, biotechnology, life sciences, clean-tech, aerospace, mechanical, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science and business methods.



What kind of searches do we provide?

We provide searches relating to the following issues: patentability, novelty, pre-examination, state of the art, collection, freedom to operate, clearance, infringement, validity, invalidity, opposition, landscape studies, patent mapping, patent watches, designs and trademarks.



What resources do we use?

We use a combination of databases depending on the nature of the search, these include:

PatBase, Thomson Innovation, Chemical Abstracts, Derwent, Compendex, Inspec, PubMed, Espacenet, DEPATIS (Germany), SIPO (China), KIPRIS (Korea), IPDL (Japan), and other national databases. More specialist databases may be used for particular technology fields.



How do I contact J&B partners?

Contacting J&B couldn’t be easier; you can send an email to info@jandbpartners.com or contact the heads of department directly using the following:


Steven Johnson - Head of Chemical and Life Sciences Research

Email: sjohnson@jandbpartners.com  Tel: +44(0)7789 908470


Vedran BiondicHead of Engineering Sciences Research

Email: vbiondic@jandbpartners.com  Tel: +44 (0)7789 905656

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