A Patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or process that offers a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. One of the crucial parameters of getting a Patent is Novelty, the invention should be novel across the world. It should not be anticipated by prior publication in any document or used in the country or elsewhere in the world before the date of filing of a Patent application. Once the Patent application is filed in the Patent Office, it is examined by the examiner for finding its novelty and the filed application can be rejected if the examiner finds that it is not Novel.
Therefore, a Patent Search is advisable before filing of the Patent Application in the Patent office, it has many advantages that make it essential, below are some advantages of Patent search:
Therefore, not conducting a Patent search would most likely lead to spending too much time and money in the Patent application describing the various features of an invention which might not even be patentable, instead of describing the patentable ones.
It is always advisable to appoint professionals for conducting the Patent search. Doing so works to your advantage as the professionals with their skills and expertise, provide you with a better search result as well as more effective advice and guidance regarding the Patent application and Patent filing.
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