Patent Search Company


About Patent Search Company

Patent Search Company is a division of Menteso, Inc. headquartered at San Jose, California, the USA with a multi-national presence. We are a team of 100+ smart, talented, dedicated IP Professionals. Patent Search Company is delivering quality patent search services in the IP industry for more than ten years now. We are known for our quality and timely delivery.

Azam Ghani, the Founder of International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) and Patent Search Company (Menteso, Inc.) Mr. Azam Ghani is an Attorney and a graduate from University of California, Berkeley.

How it Works

Select Search & Submit Order

Choose the search, complete order and Pay through wire or online using our invoice.

Discuss with Prior Art Searchers

A Prior Art Searchers will call you to discuss technology understanding, your requirements and queries.

Receive Your Report

Prior Art Searchers will deliver the Report within the committed time frame.

Standard Searches


We have been taking help of Patent Search Company for our acquisition projects. We get Validity Studies done by the Patent Search Company. We took many valuable decision on the basis of Patent Search Company’s reports. We also used Patent Search Company for Infringement Searches. We would highly recommend the Patent Search Company.



Intellectual Ventures

We got Freedom to Operate Studies, Validity Studies, Invalidity Studies and Patentability Studies from patentsearchcompany.com Patent Search Company deliver extremely high quality on time. We will continue to use your services and recommend them to our contacts.

Masoud Vakili

Masoud Vakili

Here is my feedback. I am glad that we are working effectively for the past two years. Your firm provides quality service on time. Your firm has more flexibility than any other I worked with. I will definitely recommend your services.

Michael Tehranian

Michael Tehranian

Thanks for sending the report. Your services are excellent! The results you discovered are very helpful. Your search coverage seems greater than the ones whom I requested similar information. I have recommend your services to other patent attorneys in our firm.



Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

We recently got chemical compound invalidity search done by the Patent Search Company. The quality of results was amazing. We had couple of bang on results which killed the patent. Thanks for your wonderful support!



Schiff Hardin, LLP

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Winston & Strawn LLP

We are glad that we have transparent, honest relationship where you receive business from us and can make a fair profit and where we get good value from you. We consider you as an extension of our company, helping us when the volume of work exceed our capacity or when you have skill sets that we are lacking.

Vincent Brault

Vincent Brault

Latest Blogs & News

An Introduction to Patent Landscaping

How do research teams and IP managers choose from the numerous R&D and patenting opportunities? Teams can concentrate their R&D efforts and detect market trends through patent landscaping to assist and guide their internal efforts. REGISTERED LANDSCAPING The “patent landscaping” process is essential for IP managers since it helps them gain a deeper grasp of …

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A Patent Landscape Analysis Can Help You Position Your R&D For Growth.

The Patent Landscape Analysis (PLA) R&D is essential to expanding small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The SME frequently has one or more speciality items on the market and is developing additional ones. However, insufficient or worse, no strategic planning for future R&D efforts often results in the extinction of SMEs. The Patent Landscape Analysis is …

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5 Insights On Competitive Intelligence From Patent Landscaping

Patent landscaping Competitive intelligence is a crucial component of commercial decision-making. When evaluating competitive intelligence, insights, sales, tactics, and market share of competitors immediately spring to mind. However, patent landscaping research yields some insights. That is the topic that receives the least attention. But frequently used by leading businesses globally. The most significant competitive intelligence …

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How Can A Patent Landscape Analysis Provide Important Insights?

Many Patent use landscape analysis studies, including company executives, university administration, IP attorneys, and R&D teams. Additionally, each of them has a unique set of needs. For instance, a business executive might hire an R&D team to look into options for research and development, such as technology alternatives, before deciding on the market potential for …

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An overview of the analysis of the patent landscape

How does patent landscaping work? The term “landscape” often refers to all the elements of a land area that may be seen. Similar to this, “Patent Landscaping” is a method to construct a summary of pending patents in a particular place. Another way to put it is that it maps current, future, and issued patents …

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What does FTO mean in terms of patents and intellectual property?

Freedom to Operate: What is it? The term “freedom to operate” (FTO) relates to whether it is economically “safe” for you to produce or market your goods in the nation in which you intend to do so without violating pre-existing rights of other parties. I’ve created a new medical gadget. May I sell it in …

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Tools & Databases for Patent Searches

Patent Databases

      Thomson Innovation
      Thomson PatentWeb
       Questel Orbit
       LexisNexis Total Patent
       Patent Office Databases
       Boliven Advanced Patent Search
       comparePatent Search System – Intellogist
        Free Patents Online
        Google Patent Search
        IP Australia AusPat
        Patent Cluster
        Patent Lens
        Patent Surf Natural Language
        Patent Search
        Algorithmic Patent Search and Landscaping Bot
        PatentScope (WIPO)
        PatMedia Hybrid Patent Image Retrieval Engine
        Setrue Semantic Patent Search Engine
        SIP Patent Search
        SumoBrain Expert Search
        US Patent Full-Text Database Manual Search
        Xyggy Patent

Sequence/Structure Databases

       STN: MARPAT, CAS, Derwent etc.
       Genome Quest

Tools & Databases for Non-Patent Searches

Literature Databases

        IEEE Xplore
        A9.com – OpenSearch Client
        ACM Digital Library
        IP.com’s Prior Art Database
        Ei Compendex
        Safari Books
        Citation Indexing Textbook
        Google Books
        Google Scholar
        HighWire Press (Stanford University)
        Internet Archive Wayback Machine
        Search DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
        Search IEEE Xplore

Deep Web Searching

        99 Resources to Research & Mine the Invisible Web
        Library of Congress
        NY Times on Deep Web

Industrial/Design Patent Databases

       Questel Orbit Design Search Module
       National PTO Databases





The Prior Art Searchers team is organized in to three technology verticals as follows:

Technology Vertical 1: High-Tech
Technology Vertical 2: Engineering
Technological Vertical 3: Life Sciences & Chemistry

Each technology vertical covers multiple sub-technology areas through relevant experts. Some of the indicative technology areas covered by Prior Art Searchers via these three technology verticals are:

  • Aerospace Defense Medical Devices
  • Agriculture Electrical Medicine
  • Automobiles & Parts Electronics Oil & Gas
  • Biotech/Biology Energy Paper & Pulp
  • Chemical Food & Beverage Pharma
  • Chemistry Healthcare Physics
  • Civil Engineering Information Technology Semi-Conductors
  • Computer Science Material & Metallurgical Telecom
  • Construction Mechanical Textile

Technology Areas:

Vertical 1: High-Tech

High-Tech technologies include:

  • Communications
  • Computer Hardware
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Digital Imaging
  • e-commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming
  • Information Technology
  • Online Advertising
  • Security
  • Semiconductors
  • Social Networking
  • Softwares
Vertical 2: Engineering

Engineering technologies include:

  • Automobiles
  • Aerospace
  • Mechanical
  • Material & Matellurgy
  • Energy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
Vertical 3: Life-Science & Chemical

Life Sciences & Chemicals technologies include:

  • Medical Devices
  • Medicines
  • Biotechnology
  • Biosciences
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Pharma
  • Textile
  • Paper & Pulp


100+ Jurisdictions/Countries are covered by Prior Art Searchers:

Americas: United States of America, WIPO, Brazil, Canada, Mexico Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay.

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, EPO, WIPO, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Turkey, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, , Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia.

Asia: China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, WIPO, Indonesia, Israel, GCC, Malaysia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Eurasian Patent Office, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Vietnam.

Australias: Australia, New Zealand

Africas: Algeria, Aripo, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, OAPI, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


15+ Languages Coverage:

  • English
  • European Languages including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Russian, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Greek etc.
  • Asian Languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Indonesian, Thai, Urdu etc.

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