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 schools such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins; as well as other world-renowned institutions.