A novelty (or sometimes referred to as “Patentability”) search is a search of all relevant information related to an inventive concept that is known or public. Stated otherwise, a novelty search helps the inventor to determine if the inventive concept is novel (or new).
An obvious and simple reason for a novelty search is to determine if your idea is already patented or is in the public domain. The results of a novelty search may also be used to facilitate in writing the patent application (especially the claims) for maximum intellectual property coverage while avoiding infringement.
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 novelty search of your idea or inventive concept, design, product and a patent practitioner will gladly assist you in all the details.