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How to do a Patent Search? In-Depth Patent Search Tutorial. (FREE resources included…)

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Wondering how to do a patent search? What goes into the patent searching process? Why is it so important before you patent your idea? (FREE resources included below…) ⏬

Registered USPTO patent attorney, J.D. Houvener from Bold Patents Law Firm, explains the six steps of a patentability search, so you can protect and bring to market your visionary idea!

Know exactly what you’re getting into!

Below we have provided resources and timestamps with brief explanations for each part of the video.

Quickly find what you are looking for by clicking on the timestamps below.

➡️ 0:41 Step #1: Know What You’re Getting Into

✔️The fundamental question: Is your invention patent-eligible?
✔️Patentability consists of eligibility, novelty, non-obviousness, and utility.
✔️An examiner will make sure your invention is all of these things.
✔️Your patent search will help predict what the examiner’s decision will probably be.

➡️4:36 Step # 2: The Invention Disclosure

✔️Determine not only where your invention is now, but where it might go down the road.
✔️It’s important to disclose every detail of your invention!
✔️Make sure you really have ownership.
✔️Have you ever sold your invention to the public?

➡️ 8:03 Step # 3: Determine Your Key Features

✔️Boil your invention down to 3-5 key features.

➡️ 9:26 Step #4: Broaden Your Search

✔️With those 3-5 keywords, search as broadly as possible.
Google is the best place to start!

➡️ 11:03 Step #5: Narrow Down to the Classifications

✔️What is a classification, and why is it important?
✔️Learn to search by classifications on the U.S. Patent Office website

➡️ 12:18 Step #6: Search Non-Patent Literature

✔️The examiner won’t just search previous patents!
✔️Non-patent literature can disqualify your invention from eligibility. Don’t miss it!


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