The Serco IP Difference

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Serco provides in-depth knowledge of the current state of the art in over 80 subject matter fields in addition to strong classification skills which result in an informed and comprehensive search.

One of the biggest advantages examiners have is that they process large amounts of applications in a small subject matter area providing them with a very clear picture of what already exists in their art area. In any given art, a member of our team has analyzed thousands of relevant patent applications. Our experience provides us not only with strong classification and keyword identification skills, but also in-depth knowledge of the evolution of technologies and the current state of the art.

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Classified over 4 million patent applications for USPTO

Unique Search Approach

Each case is unique, likewise our search process is custom tailored to each case. Our approaches overcome the issues of static search processes which may limit results or overlook important references.

Classification Based

Our patent search team is comprised of patent classification experts trained to identify the most relevant prior art.


Depth of expertise covering all fields of science and technology including former USPTO Examiners, JDs, Patent Agents, PhDs, and Masters degrees in relevant fields.

Knowledge of state-of-the-art

In depth knowledge of the state of the art in over 80 fields having classified over 4 million patent applications over the last decade.

Customer Focused

Working with large search firms can mean that you’re treated like another number, at Serco we take the time to listen to our customer needs and tailor results unique to each client without charging boutique search firm prices.

Multilingual Focus

In the search for relevant prior art, it is vital not to overlook foreign references. At Serco IP we use multi-lingual search tools and multiple classification systems to ensure that all relevant references are found and considered.

World-Class Security

All of our data is stored in processed in the United States using our stringent security standards.
To find the needle, first make sure you are searching in the right haystack.

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Serco IP Services

IP Services Team

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