When you have an invention and are looking to patent it, you want to be sure it is patentable. You don't want to spend all that time and money on something that isn't going to be accepted by the patent office. So that's where a patentability search comes in.
In this blog post, we will discuss what a patentability search is and how you can quickly determine the patentability of your invention. We will also discuss the novelty and non-obviousness of your invention so that you can be sure that your invention is worth pursuing further!
What is a Patentability Search, and why do I need one?
A patentability search is an important step in the patent process. It allows you to determine whether your invention is unique and whether there is a similar invention that has already been patented. A patent attorney or agent can conduct a patentability search, or you can do it yourself using online resources. The search will help you to identify any prior art that could prevent your invention from being patented. Ultimately, a patentability search can save you time and money by ensuring that you are not wasting your time trying to patent an invention that is not new.
What is included in a Patentability Search?
A patentability search generally includes a search of both the utility and design features of your invention. It can also include a search of the prior art, which is any publicly available information that you could use to prevent your invention from being patented. The search will help you to identify any patents or other information that could prevent your invention from being patented. Ultimately, the search will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether to pursue a patent for your invention.
Note: You cannot compare a patentability search with a Google or other types of similar searches.
What is the difference between a Patentability Search and a Google search?
A patentability search is conducted by a patent attorney or agent and includes a search of both your invention's utility and design features. A Google search will not include a search of your invention's utility and design features. Additionally, a Google search will not provide you with the same level of detail or information as a patentability search. A patentability search is a more thorough and detailed search conducted by a professional.
How can I quickly determine the patentability of my invention?
The best way to quickly determine the patentability of your invention is to hire a patent attorney or agent to conduct patentability- or prior art search. A patentability search will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether to pursue a patent for your invention.
What is the novelty of my invention?
The novelty of your invention refers to how unique or different it is from anything else. For something to be considered novel, it must not be obvious to someone skilled in the relevant area of technology. In other words, if your invention is something that anyone could come up with given enough time and effort, it will not be considered novel. However, if your invention is completely new and different, it will likely be deemed novel. To put it simply, the novelty measures how original it is. And the more original it is, the more likely it is to be approved by the patent office.
Is my invention non-obvious?
One of the first things you need to do when considering patenting your invention is to ask yourself whether it's non-obvious. In other words, would a patent examiner think it was obvious? If the answer is yes, then it's probably not worth patenting.
Of course, there's no guarantee that your invention will be patentable, but if you can show that it's non-obvious, you're more likely to succeed.
How much does a patentability search cost?
The cost of a patentability search will vary depending on the complexity of your invention and the number of countries you want to search. Contact us for a free quote.