Leading law firms and companies use Global Prior Art for Freedom-to-Operate, Licensing, Patent Due Diligence, Validity Searches, Product Planning, Acquisition Due Diligence, IP Management, and Business Opportunity Assessment. Global's technical specialists can provide proprietary visualization tools that allow our clients to leverage critical information typically buried in thousands of patent documents. We enable our clients to make strategic business decisions, ahead of their competitors. History of Global Prior Art Global Prior Art, Inc was founded in 1982 by Dr. Bruce Rubinger, who remains the firm's managing director. Global began as a pioneer in the field of international prior art searches and has evolved into the worldwide leader in complete IP analysis. Global is headquartered in Boston with searchers based throughout western and eastern Europe, Japan, China and Russia. We have broad experience searching literature and patents in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Sweden, and Switzerland; among other countries. Global's staff consists of close to 50 technical specialists with advanced degrees from such schools as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania and Brown; as well as other world-renowned institutions.