Sojuzpatent is the oldest leading law firm providing services in the field of IP protection in Russia and other countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Sojuzpatents team of over 160 qualified specialists includes 50 registered Russian and Eurasian patent and trademark attorneys and litigation lawyers. Between them, they offer inclusive and highly practical expertise in all disciplines of science and technology.
Our clients represent about 90 countries from around the world.

Patent search

A patent search is a critical step to take before entering a new market with a product, filing a patent application or initiating an invalidation action against a patent. Each action requires its own type of patent search and in all cases, the task should be given to a person skilled enough in conducting searches through large volumes of both patent and non-patent literature. Sojuzpatent’s attorneys and lawyers are ready to perform in Russia and all the neighboring countries the following types of searches:  

  • clearance (freedom-to-operate/right-to use) search;
  • prior art search, patentability assessment;
  • validity assessment (opposition study);
  • state-of-the-art search (patent landscape study);
  • title (by owner) patent search;
  • equivalent search (search for patent family members); etc.

A detailed opinion reflecting the search results is provided to the client.