D.I.Y Patent Searches: Red Flags to Consider
Yes, but there are problems with this approach. Did you know that the U.S.P.T.O is approaching close to 10 million granted patents, a fact escaping many newbie inventors who conduct patent searches themselves.
While tempting, this approach is doomed to failure, often because inventors will attempt narrow keyword searches in the U.S.P.T.O database to establish whether their invention is unique and new.
In contrast board certified patent attorneys conduct complex pattern and classification searches to intricately detail priority for a new invention. This takes of years of experience to masters and requires a highly specialized skill set.
This fascinating process is outlined in Prof. John Rizvi’s latest video post on Patent Searches on his new site The Patent Professor® Check it out; it offers valuable insights for first-time inventors.
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