PATENT SEARCH   An Introduction                 5
Overview•   What is Prior Art?•   What is the Goal of Patent Search?•   Why perform Patent Search?•   What is the most cos...
Before applying for a Patent,you have to do more than a Patent             Search…
Prior Art                                     Patents                   Scientific                   Journals             ...
Goal of Patent Search         To find prior patents that              are similar to your                   invention     ...
Why do you need to patent search?         Save                 Save                 Save    Embarrassment            Money...
What is the most co t-effectivestrategy of Patent Search for a           start-up?
Here’s what we suggest:      If nothing similar   If something similar      to your invention      to your invention   Own...
Why not get a professional search            immediately?• Cost (needless to explain further)• Delays the filing of your p...
When to engage a professional patent search              immediately?If your invention• Is relatively simple• Is in the Lo...
About IP guide for Start-upsVisit www.facebook.com/patsnap for your weekly dose of Intellectual Property guide for early v...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Introduction to patent search

1,249
-1

Published on

What is the most cost-effective way to perform prior art for start-ups?

Published in: Business
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,249
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
58
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Introduction to patent search

  1. 1. PATENT SEARCH An Introduction 5
  2. 2. Overview• What is Prior Art?• What is the Goal of Patent Search?• Why perform Patent Search?• What is the most cost-effective Patent Search for a start-up?
  3. 3. Before applying for a Patent,you have to do more than a Patent Search…
  4. 4. Prior Art Patents Scientific Journals Publications (Books, Magazines etc) Prior Art= Any information that is made public and related to your invention
  5. 5. Goal of Patent Search To find prior patents that are similar to your invention and hope that there isn’t any.
  6. 6. Why do you need to patent search? Save Save Save Embarrassment Money Time Better quality patent applicationNote that there is no one method of patent search that can ensure that all grounds are covered.
  7. 7. What is the most co t-effectivestrategy of Patent Search for a start-up?
  8. 8. Here’s what we suggest: If nothing similar If something similar to your invention to your invention Own Professional Invention Patentpreliminary Search modification Application search If something similar to your invention
  9. 9. Why not get a professional search immediately?• Cost (needless to explain further)• Delays the filing of your patent application  Someone can file for the same/similar patent ahead of you (In this case, you might want to file for provisional patent application first)• Extracts first-hand knowledge or inspiration from other patents related to your field
  10. 10. When to engage a professional patent search immediately?If your invention• Is relatively simple• Is in the Low-tech field• Isn’t fully developed• Is marginally useful• Uses old technology• Resembles an existing invention
  11. 11. About IP guide for Start-upsVisit www.facebook.com/patsnap for your weekly dose of Intellectual Property guide for early ventures, written byPatSnap’s PaTENt minutes’ team.Rev up your IP knowledge in just 10 minutes. Each Patent 10 minutes guide consists of 10 slides.
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×