Posts Tagged: patent searches


When should you do a Patent Search?

When to get a patent search done is largely a matter of choice, but one that also depends upon the purpose of the search. Most frequently, inventors …
29 days ago 7

The Top 5 Mistakes Inventors make with their Invention

Generally speaking the first step toward commercializing an invention and making money is typically to pursue the patent path. For those new to the industry it is …
1 month ago 3

Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial

Inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to cut costs frequently want to do their own patent search. This is a wise first move, but inventors need to …
2 months ago 12

Freedom to Operate: Knowing if you will likely infringe a patent

It is understandable that those who are entering into a business endeavor would want to know what their potential exposure might be, and when you have an …
2 months ago 15

LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. …
6 months ago 0

The Business Responsible Approach to Patents and Inventing

I continually preach to inventors the need to follow what I call a "business responsible" approach, which is really just my way of counseling inventors to remember …
7 months ago 1

A beginner’s guide to patents and the patent process

Whether you are an independent inventor, an fledgling entrepreneur or a seasoned inventor who is going out on your own for the first time, the best thing …
7 months ago 0

Patent Drafting: Identifying the Patentable Feature

Without a patent search you will invariably describe all aspects of the invention with equal importance, although we know from experience that there will always be certain …
7 months ago 4

Why Inventors Should Not Rely On Their Own Search

Some inventors consider doing the search of the Patent Office on their own, but there are several downsides to this plan. Their emotional attachment to the invention …
11 months ago 7

The Patent Process on a Tight But Realistic Budget

There are ways that inventors can file for patent protection on their inventions with a limited budget, but even then you have to be realistic in the …
1 year ago 1

I Can’t Find Prior Art for My Invention

It is absolutely critical to understand that a reference, such as an issued patent or published patent application, does not need to be identical to an invention …
2 years ago 12

Patent Drafting: What is the Patentable Feature?

Due to the laws of nature, and the reality that there are only a finite number of solutions to any particular problem, every generation invents, or re-invents, …
2 years ago 0