How can I tell if my Patent new?

How do I know whether my invention is new? Â

There are various searches which need to be considered in order to ensure that your invention or something similar is not already out there. It is imperative to conduct a search at the earliest time possible to ensure that expenses are kept to a bare minimum. Patent application can become very costly and some of these costs can be avoided if due diligence is taken in preparing conducting a thorough search.

Identifying your position can certainly be more defined by conducting searches against published patents and the relevant trade journals. Lawdit can conduct a search on your behalf alternately you can instruct the Patent Office. As inventors usually know their market better than the lawyers they can certainly conduct a search themselves however it would be prudent to ensure that a comprehensive search is undertaken at the outset.

share this Article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Recent Articles

How do I obtain a Patent?

Patents are one of four main areas of Intellectual Property; also including Trade marks, Copyrights and Designs. It is crucial to understand the differences between

25 years of EUIPO trade marks

Last week, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) marked 25 years of receiving trade mark applications, with a total of 2.2 million filings since