FREE US Patent Search Kit
How to do a Search of existing Patents yourself. Let ISK help you with a US Patent Search of your Idea Invention
Is your Invention Idea patentable?
What is a US Patent Search
This search is a search of the published US patents and patent applications relevant to your invention. Next, you need to read and evaluate the elements or parts of each US patents and patent applications relevant to your invention as compared to the elements or parts of your Invention. You may have an Invention to patent if you have a new element or part not found in the US patents and patent applications relevant to your invention.
How to do a US Patent Search yourself.
In order for an invention or idea to be patentable your invention must be new meaning you have a new part, element, feature, or step in a process as compared to other patents and patent applications. So how do you perform a thorough and accurate search? What is patent research? Have you found all the related or similar US patents and patent applications? Let ISK teach you.
How to conduct a US Patent Search (Free).
ISK’s download will walk you step-by-step through the proper procedure to perform a do it yourself search with Inventor information, instructions, forms, and samples created by Patent Attorney Mat Grell using his inventions DripID® and Sneaker Doodle™ to show you an easy to follow do-it-yourself approach to privately perform your own search. Get started today!
Documents included in the digital download:
- Information -How to conduct a US Patent Search yourself.
- Instructions on how to do a search yourself
- Sample1 DripID®
- Sample2 Sneaker Doodle™
- Hire a Professional to perform a Patent Search
Why perform a US Patent Search?
There are many reasons why an inventor should spend time searching and educating themselves about existing patents and published patent applications, which are similar or related to the inventor’s idea. First, in order for your new idea to be patentable it must be new or novel. To be new or novel, means you typically have a new part, element, feature, or step in a process that no other patent contains. To know if you have a new part, element, feature, or step in a process you must research all of the existing patents and published patent applications. Where do you look for existing patents? Search online, at USPTO website. Download pdf files of any relevant patents and published patent applications and identify their parts and features. Step back and compare your invention’s list of parts to the parts and features found during your patent research and determine whether you have a new part or feature. If yes, you may have a new idea that can be protected by a patent.
Things to review before relying on your own search:
- We perform an in person search at the US Patent Office records room using a professional searcher to perform your search. So it makes sense to do your own online searching in the beginning, be careful relying on your own online search before you spend thousands of dollars to obtain a patent. If you can find something during your search that is close to your invention follow the analysis procedure set forth in the Inventor Start Kit download.
- If you are going to perform your own search using the Inventor Start Kit you will want to review the websites United States Patent Office or Google Patent Search or Free Patents Online. It is advisable for every inventor perform a preliminary search of US patents on their own. We find that it is not uncommon for inventors to do a search and find nothing or miss an on point patent.
- Note database search engines have search query flaws and have missing patents within their databases. Occasionally, I have looked for patents in these databases I know to exist and cannot always find them. Additionally, the most recent patents are not always immediately available.
- The US Patent Office also has a helpful US search tutorial and frequently asked questions to educate inventors on how to use the online search features.
- Try various search terms to make sure you are covering all possible descriptions of the invention.
- Once you receive a short list of relevant patents you need to read the patents, high light the elements or parts and see which ones are relevant.
- Also bear in mind that this search did not include foreign patents and other publications, U.S. and foreign, that may be available to an examiner during the examination of a patent application.
- Additionally, unpublished pending patent applications cannot be searched for 18 months. As a result, a favorable patent search should not be taken as a guarantee that the invention is patentable. It is possible that a relevant reference may have not been uncovered even by an experienced patent searcher.
- You are also reminded that any public use, offer for sale or sale in the United States prior to the filing of a US patent application may prohibit the granting of a U. S. patent. Foreign patent laws in this regard may be much more restrictive than U.S. law. Protect your invention by first filing a Provisional Patent Application.
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