Professional Patent Search: Why is it Important?

As an investor, no doubt, you are already aware of the need to file a patent to protect your invention. It is going to be an important tool in not only marketing your product but also protecting your intellectual property and preventing any kind of theft or duplication without your permission and credit. One of the most important aspects of the entire patent filing process is a patent search. A lot of inventors, particularly those on a shoe-string budget, opt to perform this process themselves. But here, at MDE, we would like to share just why it is important to invest in a professional patent search.

Conducting a patent search might seem like an easy task. This is especially true if you are confident in the novelty of what you are patenting. While a lot of novices attempt to patent the entire invention, someone who has done their research would know which parts of their invention can be patented as novel and useful. However, simply knowing what you are patenting is not enough to find any kind of competition or existing patent.

The U.S Patent authority sees millions of patent applications every year, and there are millions of patents that exist outside of the general public knowledge. Even if you are aware of what to search for, a legal authority with patent expertise would likely know which exact words to search for and what related patents could post as a problem for your application. In short, while you might be on the lookout for something, a patent lawyer might be better at finding it, and other obstacles you might not have thought of. Moreover, a patent lawyer would also have fresh eyes and experience to conduct a search from an unbiased perspective.

One has to bear in mind that the examiner who will check your application is also a highly professional and qualified patent searcher. So, in order to impress such an examiner without a doubt in your claim, it would be best to conduct a thorough professional search on your end. The cost of investing in a professional patent searcher – such as the ones at MDE – is actually cheaper than conducting an incorrect search yourself, and then applying for re-assessment, extensions, and all the frills that come with overturning an examiner judgment.

As an investor, no doubt, you are already aware of the need to file a patent to protect your invention. It is going to be an important tool in not only marketing your product but also protecting your intellectual property and preventing any kind of theft or duplication without your permission and credit. One of the most important aspects of the entire patent filing process is a patent search. A lot of inventors, particularly those on a shoe-string budget, opt to perform this process themselves. But here, at MDE, we would like to share just why it is important to invest in a professional patent search.

Conducting a patent search might seem like an easy task. This is especially true if you are confident in the novelty of what you are patenting. While a lot of novices attempt to patent the entire invention, someone who has done their research would know which parts of their invention can be patented as novel and useful. However, simply knowing what you are patenting is not enough to find any kind of competition or existing patent.

The U.S Patent authority sees millions of patent applications every year, and there are millions of patents that exist outside of the general public knowledge. Even if you are aware of what to search for, a legal authority with patent expertise would likely know which exact words to search for and what related patents could post as a problem for your application. In short, while you might be on the lookout for something, a patent lawyer might be better at finding it, and other obstacles you might not have thought of. Moreover, a patent lawyer would also have fresh eyes and experience to conduct a search from an unbiased perspective.

One has to bear in mind that the examiner who will check your application is also a highly professional and qualified patent searcher. So, in order to impress such an examiner without a doubt in your claim, it would be best to conduct a thorough professional search on your end. The cost of investing in a professional patent searcher – such as the ones at MDE – is actually cheaper than conducting an incorrect search yourself, and then applying for re-assessment, extensions, and all the frills that come with overturning an examiner judgement.

1. Dropbox

About The Author

michael eisenberg attorney

Protect your invention in the USA by obtaining a patent and trademark now from an attorney. Affordable prices and highest success rate from MDE Patents.

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on skype
Skype

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *