PatPro, Inc. was founded by former patent examiners in 1989

During the course of its nearly twenty-eight year history, PatPro has become one of the premier search firms in the United States with over 36,000 searches. With a well established reputation for excellence in the Intellectual Property community, PatPro works closely with top law firms and corporations in its diverse areas of expertise. PatPro is located in close proximity to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA. We have access to patent examiners and all of the USPTO’s archives and records.


PatPro provides a full range of patent search and document retrieval services in all technical disciplines

Patent Search Services
  • Patentability/Novelty
  • Infringement/Clearance
  • State-of-the-Art
  • Collection
  • Validity
  • Custom

Technical Disciplines

  • Computer
  • Communication
  • Semiconductors & Manufacture
  • Internet
  • Data Processing & Control
  • Business Methods
  • HVAC
  • Tools
  • Transportation
  • Sporting Goods
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Amusement Devices
  • Organic Compounds
  • Biotech
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Analytical
  • Polymers
  • Shoes
  • Apparel
  • Icons
  • Bottles
  • Containers
  • Kitchenware

Accelerated Examination Searches

PatPro, has in the short time since the introduction of the Accelerated Examination Support Document (AESD) Process become a leader in Accelerated Examination (AE) Searching. In less than a year, we have performed over 100 AE searches and have accumulated the knowledge and experience to generate a search report that consistently meets all the requirements of the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Search Reports

Each search is accompanied by a search report that may be customized to your specification. Our standard detailed report includes a concise description of the search scope, identification of the field of search for manual searching, identification of databases accessed and search parameters or queries used for automated searching, identification of Examiner's consulted (where applicable), a listing and a copy of each reference found, and a discussion of the references found.

Patent Copies, File Histories, Document Services, PTO Services

Patent Services
  • Assignment Searches
  • Foreign References
  • PTO Hand Carries
  • Title Reports
  • Certified Copies
  • Maintenance Fee Status
  • US Patent Copies
  • File Histories
  • Non-Patent Literature
  • Subsequent History Searches (Litigation, Re-exam, Reissue)

Patent Watch Services

PatPro Routinely performs patent watch services to identify newly issued patents (on a weekly, monthly or other periodic basis) that meet your watch criteria. Among other options, we can set up patent watch services based on:
  • Class/Sub-class
  • Subject Matter
  • Assignee
  • Family Search
  • Inventor
  • or other criteria

About Us

Since its inception, PatPro, Inc. has built a strong reputation for providing clients with the highest quality patent searches in its many fields of expertise. Our team consists of 10 experienced, highly qualified professionals with diverse technical backgrounds, of which, 3 are former Primary Examiners. PatPro has prided itself on providing clients with patent searches, in a cost effective and timely manner. As we have expanded, we have remained committed to these goals.
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