OFEED and PQAI initiative (United States of America) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support inventors with AI Artificial Intelligence technologies in order to facilitate their prior art search for invention patents (PQAI: Patent Quality through Artificial Intelligence).
Indeed, the search for prior art is a crucial step before filing a patent application, and inventors should call on experts in industrial property to perform this task. Today, with the Artificial Intelligence technologies offered by the PQAI platform, inventors will now be able to carry out this prior art search by themselves directly and obtain a detailed search report.
The PQAI Project is an open-source platform and its use is free and open to everyone, from individual inventors to industrial property experts, companies and patent examiners. It has been developed by a large global community since 2018.
It should be remembered that the prior art search makes it possible to verify and validate the novelty of an invention, which is one of the decisive criteria for obtaining a patent for an invention.