Dallas Patentability Search Attorneys
Securing a patent for any intellectual property, including inventions, can be a complicated process. Many businesses and inventors have great ideas for patents, but not all of them succeed in getting approved. When a patent is granted, the inventor has a monopoly on that invention, and, in turn, monopoly rights allow inventors to profit significantly from their design or idea.
The average market value of a patent in the United States is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Since patents prevent the competition from stealing, copying, or selling your product or service, it critical to have a patentability search done on your idea to ensure that no one infringes on your patent and you do not infringe on anyone else’s patent.
If you are interested in patenting an idea or service, you need to hire experienced lawyers with knowledge of intellectual property law to conduct a patentability search. The Dallas patent law attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. can help. Call us at (214) 317-4448 or contact us via our online contact form to schedule a consultation.
Why You Need a Lawyer for a Patentability Search
A patentability search will allow you to determine whether your invention is patentable, but the process is often time-consuming and difficult. An experienced attorney will know how to look for pertinent patent information and have a complete understanding of the information that is found and how it relates to your idea. A lawyer will not only be able to conduct a thorough patent search but also will provide a legal opinion on the patentability of your invention. A skilled lawyer will figure out how to handle a patent application and get it approved. Without hiring an attorney, you may miss several factors in securing a patent or your patent application could be denied.
Why Choose Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C.?
Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. has 30 years of experience assisting clients with intellectual property law, especially legal issues regarding patent searches. We provide patent services for a wide range of clients, from established corporations to entrepreneurs and startup companies. We serve companies from a variety of industries, from medical devices to product manufacturers to consumer goods.
Patentability searches can be complex and time-consuming. Our lawyers are well-versed in intellectual property law and know how to best proceed with issues regarding patentability. We are committed to serving our clients by providing constant communication and case updates. The experienced attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. have the necessary resources and can provide detailed information on every step of the process to secure a patent.
How a Patentability Search Helps You
A patentability search is conducted to determine whether there are there other patents that relate to your idea or service. A search for similar patents is completed prior to a patent application to identify any prior art documents that may be relevant to an invention. This process involves searching different online databases that could be cited against a proposed invention. A patentability search can also include a complete analysis of the proposed product.
If even one document describes an invention in a manner that allows a person who is skilled in the specified field to be able to create and use an invention, then it is not considered to be a new patent. If the patent search does not reveal any documentation that describes the invention in a similar way, the idea or service is eligible for a new patent.
Trying to do a patent search on your own can be frustrating. If a search fails to reveal important prior art that would prevent you from getting a patent, you may end up spending substantial amounts of money with nothing to show for it. Improper or incomplete disclosure may cause complications down the line if a patent is granted, and it is found to be like another invention. Patent searches save valuable time and money for businesses as well as aspiring inventors.
The types of patent searches may include the following:
- State-of-the-Art Search — The state-of-the-art patent search can be a valuable tool if an inventor has not yet created a working prototype and/or the invention is in the early stages of conception. This type of search can reveal what is in the process of being developed in the marketplace. It can also provide detailed information regarding patent applications and patents that are related to a specific technology.
- Novelty Search — A novelty search is conducted to identify patents that may resemble the invention and can help a business or an inventor determine if the invention is unique and can be classified as new, along with whether an invention has characteristics distinguishing it from other similar patents.
Let Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. deal with the complexities of patentability searches for you.
The Benefits of a Patent Search
The benefits of having a legal professional conduct a patent search for you are numerous and include:
- Avoiding submitting patent applications that are found to be not easily patentable and are rejected.
- Immediately discovering whether your invention is a new and patentable idea compared to other inventions.
- Developing a strategy to submit a strong patent idea and reducing the chance of adding amendments to your application later.
- Accounting for “prior art” when compiling a patent application; for instance, you will be able to include the advantages or improvements of your invention over relevant prior art and convince the patent office that your invention is non-obvious.
- Having a better understanding of how your invention fits into the scientific or technology field.
Having a lawyer on your side for patent searches is a valuable tool in your patent approval process.
Contact Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. Today
If you have an idea or invention that requires a patent, our Dallas patent law attorneys can help you. Although you may be able to conduct a patentability search on your own, it is not wise to do so without help from legal counsel. Contact Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. at (214) 317-4448 or online to schedule a consultation and discuss the options for getting your patent approved.