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.