PATENT SEARCHES

PATENT SEARCH
The first step in the patenting process is to have a professional patent search completed by an independent patent searcher to ensure that your invention is patentable.  Your patent attorney can typically perform a patent search for your invention.  Neustel Law Offices has more information about what a U.S. patent search is comprised of.

You can perform a free online patent search at www.uspto.govPatentHunter is a fee based patent searching and management program designed by Michael Neustel that can easily search and download patents directly to your computer. 

PATENTABILITY OPINION
After the independent patent search is completed, a Registered Patent Attorney should compare the relevant located patents to your invention.  The Registered Patent Attorney should provide you with an opinion as to whether he/she believes there is a chance of receiving acceptable patent protection.  




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