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What is a patent?
Patents are issued by the government to safeguard an invention. The patent grants the inventor the sole rights to create, utilize and sell the idea. Society benefits when new technologies are brought to the market. The benefits can be directly realized by people who are able to perform feats previously thought impossible as well as indirectly through the economic opportunities that innovation offers (business growth, employment).
Patent protection is sought out by many universities and pharmaceutical companies to protect their research and development. Patents can be granted to the creation of a product, process or method of making new materials. Patent protection is granted to an invention that is beneficial, novel, and not yet known by other people in the same field.
Patents reward inventors who have commercially successful inventions. They act as an incentive for inventors to come up with new ideas. Small businesses and inventors can rest certain that they will receive the most return from their investment in technology advancement through patents. They could earn a decent income through their work.
Companies with the capacity to:
Secure the latest products and services;
Increase the visibility and value of your product’s presence on the market
Stand out and differentiate yourself and your product from others.
Access technical and business knowledge and other information;
Avoid accidentally using third-party content or losing valuable information, innovative outputs or any other creative output.
Patents effectively transform the inventor’s knowledge into a commercially tradeable asset which opens new opportunities to create jobs and boost expansion of businesses through joint ventures or licensing.
Small-scale businesses with patent protection are more attractive to investors in the commercialization and development of technology.
Patents can lead to new ideas and new inventions. This information could be protected by patents.
Patents can be used as an effective deterrent for untrustworthy third parties profiting from the invention’s success.
Commercially successful patent-protected technology revenues can be used to fund research and development (R&D) and increase the chance of better technology in the near future.
Intellectual property ownership is a way to convince lenders and investors that there are real opportunities to commercialize your product. Sometimes, one powerful patent can lead to multiple financing options. Patents and other IP assets can be used as collateral or as security for financing debt. Investors can also see the patents you own to increase the value of your business. Forbes and others have stated that each patent can increase company value by anything from $500,000 to $1 million.
A solid business plan is vital for new businesses. It should be founded on IP and show how your product/service is distinctive. Investors will also be impressed if your IP rights are secure or are in the process of being secured, and that they are in line with your business plan.
It is essential to keep an invention secret prior to filing a patent application. Public disclosure of an invention before filing it can often destroy its novelty and make it ineligible for patent protection. Disclosures that are filed prior to filing, like for investors, test-marketing or any other business partners, should be done only after signing a confidentiality agreement.
There are numerous types of patents. Knowing them is essential for protecting your invention. Utility patents cover new processes and machine creations. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Utility patents are the best because they shield the proprietor from copycats and other competition. They are typically issued to improve or modify existing inventions. Utility patents can also be used to cover improvements and changes in existing inventions. A process patent will describe the methods or actions to perform a specific action. A chemical composition could be the combination of components.
What is the typical length of a patent? While utility patents last up to 20 years from their earliest filing, they can be extended through delay at the patent office.
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A patent search is an essential step when you’re drafting an application for patent. This will enable you to discover other ideas and give you insights into the potential of them. This will allow you to restrict the potential of your invention. Also, you can learn about the state of the art within the field you’re inventing. You’ll have a better idea of what your invention ought to be and will be better prepared to write your patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step in getting the patent you want is to conduct an internet search for patents. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Once the patent application is submitted, the product that is subject to the patent can be referred to as patent-pending and you can find the patent application on public pair. After the patent office approves your application, you will be able to conduct a patent number look to locate the patent issued. The product you are selling will be patentable. You can also use the USPTO search engine. See below for details. A patent lawyer or patent attorney can advise you on the procedure. In the US Patents are granted through the US patent and trademark office or the United States patent and trademark office, which also reviews trademark applications.
Are you interested in finding other similar patents? Here are the steps to follow:
1. Create a list of terms that describe your invention based on its purpose, composition, and usage.
Write down a brief detailed description of the invention. Avoid using generic terms like “device”, “process,” or “system”. Instead, consider synonyms to the terms you selected initially. Next, take note of crucial technical terms as well as keywords.
To help you find keywords and concepts, use the following questions.
- What is the purpose of the invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Invention is a method to make something or carry out a function? Is it a product or procedure?
- What is the purpose and composition of the invention? What is the physical makeup of the invention?
- What’s the objective of the invention?
- What are the terms in the technical field and keywords that define the nature of an invention? A technical dictionary can assist you to identify the correct terms.
2. Use these terms to find relevant Cooperative Patent Classifications at the Classification Text Search Tool. To find the most appropriate classification for your invention, look through the resulting classification’s class Schemes (class schedules). If you don’t get any results from the Classification Text Search, you might consider substituting your words for describing your invention with synonyms.
3. Examine 3. Go over the CPC Classification Definition to verify the validity of the CPC classification you’ve discovered. If the selected classification title includes a blue square with an “D” on its left, clicking on the link will lead you to a CPC classification’s description. CPC classification definitions can help determine the relevant classification’s scope which is why you can be certain to choose the one that is relevant. They may also provide research tips or other suggestions that could be helpful for further investigation.
4. The Patents Full-Text Database and the Image Database allow you to find patent documents that are accompanied by the CPC classification. By focusing your search on abstracts and representative drawings you can narrow your search to the relevant patent documents.
5. This list of patent publication is the best to check for connections to your invention. Pay close attention to the claims and specifications. There are many patents available by referring to the patent examiner as well as the applicant.
6. Search for patent applications that have been published using the CPC classification you chose in Step 3 from the Applications Full-Text and Image Database. You can also use the same strategy of searching you used in Step 4 to narrow your results to the most relevant patent applications by reviewing the abstracts as well as the drawings on each page. Then, you must carefully review the patent applications published with particular attention paid to the claims as well as additional drawings.
7. You can look up other US patent publications using keywords search in the AppFT or PatFT databases, as well as the classification search of patents that are not from the United States in the following table. Also, you can utilize web search engines to search for non-patent-related patent disclosures in literature about inventions. For instance:
- Add keywords to your search. Keyword searches may turn up documents that are not well-categorized or have missed classifications during Step 2. For example, US patent examiners often supplement their classification searches with keyword searches. Think about the use of technical engineering terminology rather than everyday words.
- Search for foreign patents using the CPC classification. Then, re-run the search using international patent office search engines such as Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s worldwide patent publication database of over 130 million patent publications. Other national databases include:
- European Patent Office (EPO) provides esp@cenet to access a network of Europe’s patent databases with access to machine translation of European patents.
- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
- Other International Intellectual Property Offices with online patent databases include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- Search non-patent literature. Inventions can be made public in many non-patent publications. It is recommended that you search journals, books, websites, technical catalogs, conference proceedings, and other print and electronic publications.
To review your search, you can hire a registered patent attorney to assist. A preliminary search will help one better prepare to talk about their invention and other related inventions with a professional patent attorney. In addition, the attorney will not spend too much time or money on patenting basics.