An obvious and simple reason for a patent search is to determine if your idea is already patented or is in the public domain. The results of a patent search facilitate in writing your patent application for maximum intellectual property coverage while avoiding infringement.
There are several types of patent searches, including:
- Novelty Search
- Validity (or Invalidity) Search
- Right to Use / Freedom to Operate / Infringement Search
- State of the Art / Collection Search
Please contact Patent Law Agency, LLC for your free, no obligation initial consultation to learn about which type of search best suits your needs and the minimum requirements needed to commence conducting a patent search of your idea or inventive concept, and a patent practitioner will gladly assist you in all the details.