During free, no obligations initial consultations with Patent Law Agency, LLC majority of inventors ask if there is a need for a prior art search before they file a patent application for their invention.

There is no requirement for a prior art search for filing a patent application for your invention. However, it is highly recommended.  We will gladly discuss the reasons for such recommendation when you contact our offices for your free, no obligations consultations.

As always, you are more than welcome to call or email Patent Law Agency, LLC if you have any comments or questions.

By Peter Ganjian, BSEE

(Former United States Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office)

A Southern California Registered Patent Agent with Patent Law Agency, LLC Serving the communities of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and Arcadia.  Patent Law Agency, LLC also serves Brazil, Colombia, Japan, China, Europe and the European Patent Office, Canada, and many other locations.