State-of-the-art Searches

"State of the art provides up to date information about advancement and progress in a specific technical field."


Patent portfolio

State of the art search is the widest and most generic of all the patent searches. In simpler words, it is a market survey that is broad and gives a panoramic look at everything that has been done in a given field. For a client who is speculating entry into a particular field the results of a state of the art search may help in proving or disproving the advisability of decision. For any customer currently active in a particular field the state of the art search results can lay the path that is to be followed to design around the current art. For an effective SOA search it is important to understand:

  • What work has been done prior to this?
  • Problems identified and the way they’ve been solved
  • Active players in the field
  • Chronological development


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Case study - State-of-the-Art Searches

Project Needs

One of the customers of this IP Law Firm wanted to know about refractory metals, their methods of manufacturing and uses of the refractory metals with a special focus on 3D Printing. Hence This US based major IP Law Firm approached DexPatent to conduct a State-of-the-art search on “Refractory metals”.

Solution & Deliverables

DexPatent team deeply understood the client’s need, accordingly collected the prior art on refractory metals and carefully classified the relevant documents based on their sub technologies. The team finally delivered the report on time with 210 relevant documents of patents and NPLs.


IP Law Firm, MA, United States


Metallurgy, Refractory metals, 3D Printing

Use Case

State-of-the-art / Collection / Survey Searches


The client was very happy with State-of-the-art findings on refractory metals, as they were able to see the recent trends of patenting and subtechnologies wise classification of prior art in the report. This custom reporting format helped our client to provide valuable insights on the technology of interest to their customers.