Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Looooong list of Patent Search Types

The Patent searches are performed to know weather the invention of you idea is already existing or valid. Patent searches(Issued Patents, Patent Applications) are done at United States Patent and Trademark(USPTO) Office Databases. USPTO Patent number Searching allows the user to search from 1790 to the present(entire database) and it takes hours to perform a search. With the patent search we can monitor the newly published patents, and get a general idea of a patent in any particular country.

Different Types of Patent Searches are listed below:

Patentability/Novelty Search
Infringement Search
Patent Watches
Right-to-Use/Freedom to Operate/Clearance Search
Accelerated Examination
Chemical Search
Claim Product Mapping
File Wrapper
Opposition Search
Patent Analysis
Patent Mapping
Patent Proofreading

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