Patent Search

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What is a Patent Search?

A patent search is performed for the purpose of finding the most relevant existing U.S. Patents and published U.S. Patents to your invention (referred to as “prior art”) and is typically conducted in the early stages of the application process by an independent patent search firm.

Why is a Patent Search important?

A patent search of all existing U.S. Patents can provide excellent information to help an inventor make a decision on whether or not to move forward with an idea. The search is primarily focused on determining whether a patent on a similar invention has already been issued or published with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Although patent searching is a valuable step in the process, it is important to understand that it can never guarantee with certainty that your invention will or will not be approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Who should conduct a patent search?

Typically, a patent search should be conducted by a professional patent search firm or registered patent attorney or agent who understands “class and subclass” patent searching as well as statutory requirements for patentability. All InventionHome patent searches are conducted by independent patent attorneys or agents.

How much does a Patent Search cost?

We charge $399 for a patent search which is conducted by a registered patent attorney or agent outside of InventionHome.

Getting Started With Your Patent Search

InventionHome’s Patent Search process is fast and easy. See below:

  1. Step 1

    Complete your Free Inventor Consultation.

    Not sure where to begin? Speak with one of our experienced Product Development Managers (PDM) to get started on the right track.
    Free Inventor Consultation Request Form »

  2. Step 2

    Complete our Confidential Invention Disclosure form.

    We will provide you with a Confidential Invention Disclosure form to describe your invention in detail, which also includes our guarantee to keep your idea confidential and safe.

  3. Step 3

    The Patent Search is conducted and your results are mailed.

    A registered patent attorney or agent conducts your search based on your invention disclosure and results are mailed within 5-7 business days.

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Disclaimer: Jacob Enterprises, Inc. (d/b/a: InventionHome) is not a law firm and is not engaged in the practice of law. InventionHome does not and cannot practice before the U.S. patent office and cannot offer legal consultation, advice or services. We refer inventors to independent patent attorneys / agents for their patent needs.