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July 31, 2023
John Rizvi, Esq.

4 Common Patent Search Mistakes to Avoid | 877-728-3687

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Hi there, I see you're interested in a patent search. Before we make use of the worldwide web, take heed to these four patent search mistakes that people often make, and how to avoid them. When it comes to the success of your invention, a patent search can make or break your patent application, the money and time spent on your invention are all in jeopardy. If you make any one of these four mistakes on your patent search. The first mistake is to conduct a keyword search on Google. Even though the popular search engine has trillions of pages to crawl through, not only could you not search through everything, but it wouldn't be most effective. And effective patent search includes popular patent databases, like the patent office database, but there's a bigger issue. And that is the use of key words, language is imprecise. And for example, what one person calls a hose, someone else will call a pipe. And if you do your searches using keywords, you will likely miss the most relevant searches. Plus, public search engines are not confidential, and others will see the search terms that you use and might be able to get the gist of your invention. For example, if your searches for the word glow in the dark sky, those key words will be seen by others. And it won't take much imagination to figure out what your idea is, the best way to conduct a search is by using classifications at the patent office and that way your search is not limited by language, and nobody can see your results. This type of search requires a lot of expertise, and specialized knowledge, but it is the right way to go. The second grave mistake is to not have in depth knowledge about your invention. You want to make sure that you understand different ways to describe your product and its functionalities. When I write a patent for an inventor, my strategic approach is to always write it in a way that the competition can't go around your idea by making tweaks or changes to their own invention. That's why I recommend a bullet proof patent. A third mistake inventors make when conducting a patent search is accepting search results as is if you conduct a patent search, always double check and run it by a patent attorney. The last thing you want to do is file for a patent and find out that after hundreds of invested hours and 1000s of dollars, that you cannot patent your idea. Lastly, the biggest mistake is not to conduct a search at all, even though it's not required. A patent search is highly recommended to help you avoid issues in the long run. A patent search is the only way to guarantee that your idea is new, non obvious and patentable. So what questions do you have about the patent search? Leave them below in the comments, and I'll get back to you. Make sure you subscribe to see more videos like this and turn on your notifications so you never miss a video. I'll see you next time with more helpful tips and advice on patents trademarks and copyrights.

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