Invention Patentability Search
Are you a first-time inventor or other entrepreneur with a great invention or new product idea but have no idea what to do next or whom to trust? Wouldn't it be nice to know whether you can protect your idea up-front before you spend a lot of time and money assuming it can be patented?
Well, before you spend money filing a provisional patent application to lock-in "patent pending" for your invention, you might want to see what patent protection you may receive on your invention.
This allows you to first see whether your idea is actually an invention that can be protected with a Utility Patent, so you can plan your business course-of-action accordingly.
If the patent search reveals that your idea is probably not patentable, you can still file the provisional patent application if there is any chance of patentability (i.e. we don't find your exact idea... which rarely occurs) and mark your product as "Patent Pending" or "Patent Applied For" to discourage people from copying it.
1. Why do a patentability search?
You typically have a professional patentability search done with written patentability opinion to determine:
- Whether a utility patent would likely be issued on your idea; and
- How broad the coverage of the patent that issues will likely be (ie. the likely value of your idea).
Our patent search utilizes a key word type search of U.S. Patents in the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO. The written patentability opinion gives you an idea of whether a utility patent application would likely issue as a utility patent on your invention and the general scope of coverage of such patent.
However, this is not a guarantee or an absolute probabability since many factors can impact patentability including those patents and other written materials both domestic and foreign held by the USPTO and the Examiner assigned to your utility patent application.
2. How do I start the patentability search process?
We make getting your patentability search with written patentability opinion easy, quick, and less expensive than most companies. Just follow our easy 4 step process:
- Submit a Confidentiality Agreement
Simply follow the directions to complete a Confidentiality Agreement and electronically send it to us. We countersign it and electronically send it back to you.
- Description and Sketches of Your Invention
Following receipt of the counter-signed Confidentiality Agreement, complete the form below the Confidentiality Agreement including the inventor and invention information (including any photos, drawings, or other files as attachments), and electronically send it to us.
- Quote for Your Patentability Search
We carefully review your answers on the form and any sketches or photos you might send us and provide a quote to have your patentability search with written patentability opinion prepared by a licensed patent attorney or patent agent.
- Submit Deposit
You decide whether you want us to have your patent application prepared for you. If yes, you send us a non-refundable deposit of $125.00 to get the process going that covers our continuing conversations and other expenses in finding and communicating with the patent attorney or patent agent we select for you.
We communicate with and forward your information to the patent attorney or patent agent who will contact you directly to prepare the patentability search. You pay the balance due directly to the patent attorney or patent agent.
- Patentability Search with Written Patentability Opinion Prepared and Submitted for Your Review
Your patent attorney or patent agent sends your patentability search to us and we forward it to you for your review, and whom will be available for any questions you have.
- Post-Patentability Search
Once you have reviewed your patentability search and have discussed any questions with your patent attorney or patent agent, you can decide whether to file a provisional patent application or a utility patent application
3. What does your patentability search include?
You get all of this:
Professional patentability search by a licensed patent attorney or patent agent that utilizes a key word type search of U.S. Patents in the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. You get copies of the most relevant patents found during the search.
Written patentability opinion based on the patentability search that gives you an idea of whether a utility patent application would likely issue as a utility patent on your invention and the general scope of coverage of such patent.
All guaranteed to be ready for your review and filing within 3-4 weeks of receipt of information and deposit.
FREE follow-up consultation with us on how to best make money from your invention.
4. Will my invention be kept confidential?
We guarantee that all of your information will be kept strictly confidential and shared only with your selected patent attorney or patent agent.
5. Do you offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee?
|| Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!
If you are not satisfied with your patentability search with written patentability opinion for any reason, we will do our best to fix it to your satisfaction at no additional cost to you.
You have everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose!