Patentability Search


Before filing patent application, it is very important to perform a patentability search to find out whether it is possible to register the invention or not. Under a patentability search, we at AIP&T search all in-force and expired patents plus any previous technology to find out whether or not a particular invention is novel and has inventive step.



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Saudi Arabia: Subject to presenting a valid excuse, the Saudi patent office (SPO) has approved an extension of time for claiming priority in entering the national phase for the PCT applications. The Applications will be afforded the opportunity to file their late applications claiming their earliest priority. It's worth mentioning that the applicant must mention the reasons that made him unable to file his application within the thirty (30) month deadline.

June 12, 2018


AIP&T: Atty. Mohammad Al-otaishan LLM, managing partner of AIP&T was rated as No. 1 Individual IP Lawyer in Saudi Arabia as per statistic made by WTR 2018 (http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com). The statistic is based on market feedback.

June 6, 2018

Kuwait: As of 27th of February 2018, the Kuwaiti patent office has started accepting PCT examination.

February 27, 2018

Egypt: AIP&T’s branch in Cairo, Egypt has opened in 2018 with a full operation of more than 12 professionals.

February 16, 2018