The patenting and marketing process is very expensive and it is very important to make sure that your invention is in fact original and it has a large market.
A professional patent search is the first step in obtaining a patent. The patent attorney bases his patentability opinion on the patent search. If someone else has patented an invention that is similar to yours or, as the patent examiners say, anticipates your invention, then you are not entitled to patent protection.
A patent search reveals whether or not such prior anticipation exists and allows the patent attorney to reach an informed conclusion.
It is important to have a professional patent search and patentability opinion done to make sure that you don't spend thousands of dollars on the patent application preparation and fees only to be later rejected by the Patent Office.
Read the Patent Searching Tutorial to familiarize yourself with the entire searching process.
InventNET partnered with Patent Search International to offer inventors high quality, professional patent searching services, including a Patentablity Opinion for only $340 - regular price $500.
The professional patent search is conducted manually at the USPTO in Washington D.C. and will take roughly seven to ten days to complete. The Patentablity Opinion is rendered by a registered patent attorney and you will receive a detailed report and copies of patents that are related to your invention.
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