How to Conduct a Patent Search?

Answer A patent refers to the right granted to an inventor for discovering any new machine, useful process or a manufacturing item. This right gives patent holder the right to prohibit others from using, ... Read More »

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How do I conduct a preliminary U.S. patent search?

Patent OfficeGo to the website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).DatabaseClick on "Search." This link is found under "Patents" on the right-hand side of the screen. A window reading "... Read More »

How to Do a US Patent Search?

The importance of a patent search was discussed in the wikiHow article "How To Obtain An Invention Patent". In a nutshell, a general rule is that you shouldn't spend your money on a patent applicat... Read More »

Patent Search Methods?

For an invention to be patented, it must be new and novel and does not match with any prior art. Before an inventor can register a patent, she must do a patent search to ensure the invention does n... Read More »

How do i start a patent search?

Patent and Trademark OfficeLog onto the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website at and click on the "Search" link, listed under "Patents." Under the "USPTO Patent Full... Read More »