Should we conduct a search of patents and other records before finalizing a product?

Yes, if the patent search shows that the product is old, then exclusive rights to it cannot be obtained by a patent. It may not make sense to invest any further money in developing or promoting that product.

Google® Advanced Patent Search is a good place to conduct a preliminary patent search.  Also ty to buy your product online.  Beyond that, patent attorneys can conduct more detailed searches.

Last update on April 5, 2013 by Administrator.

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