Introduction to patent search

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What is the most cost-effective way to perform prior art for start-ups?

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  • 1.PATENT SEARCH An Introduction 5

2. Overview What is Prior Art? What is the Goal of Patent Search? Why perform Patent Search? What is the most cost-effective Patent Searchfor a start-up? 3. Before applying for a Patent,you have to do more than a Patent Search 4. Prior Art Patents Scientific JournalsPublications (Books,Magazines etc) Prior Art= Any information that is made public and related to your invention 5. Goal of Patent Search To find prior patents thatare similar to your inventionand hope that there isnt any. 6. Why do you need to patent search? Save Save SaveEmbarrassmentMoney Time Better quality patent applicationNote that there is no one method of patent search that can ensure that all grounds are covered. 7. What is the most co t-effectivestrategy of Patent Search for a start-up? 8. Heres what we suggest:If nothing similar If something similarto your inventionto your invention Own ProfessionalInvention PatentpreliminarySearchmodification Applicationsearch If something similar to your invention 9. Why not get a professional searchimmediately? Cost (needless to explain further) Delays the filing of your patent application Someone can file for the same/similarpatent ahead of you (In this case, you might want to file for provisional patent application first) Extracts first-hand knowledge or inspirationfrom other patents related to your field 10. When to engage a professional patent searchimmediately?If your invention Is relatively simple Is in the Low-tech field Isnt fully developed Is marginally useful Uses old technology Resembles an existing invention 11. About IP guide for Start-upsVisit www.facebook.com/patsnap for your weekly dose of Intellectual Property guide for early ventures, written byPatSnaps PaTENt minutes team.Rev up your IP knowledge in just 10 minutes. Each Patent 10 minutes guide consists of 10 slides.