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Ext. 102 – Charlotte – (704) 625-7747
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Need help Searching for Patents in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Austin, & Raleigh?

What is a Patent Search?

  • A patent can only be awarded if your invention has not been made or disclosed before (New) and is not so closely similar to previous inventions (not Obvious).
  • A search for patents is a search of patents and patent applications to locate relevant or related to your invention, (the “prior art”). In order to be patentable your invention must have a new part or element not found in prior art -issued patents and published patent applications. Reviews the drawings and text of US patents and patent applications to determine whether related to the scope of your invention.

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How much does a Patent Search cost?

  • How much is a US Patent Search? ~$450 to perform a US search of patents at the US Patent Office (USPTO) records room & provide you with copies of relevant prior art references (US patents & published patent applications) located during our search of patents related to your invention.  This is not an online search rather a search performed at the US Patent and Trademark Office Search Room. Time 2 weeks.
  • How much is a US Patent Search Opinion? ~$600- 1000 to prepare a written patentability opinion.  The Patent Attorney fee is to read and analyze each patent and patent application located during the patent search and draft a patentability opinion letter comparing the elements of your invention to the elements in each patent and patent application located during the search of patents (depends on the number of references).  Time 1-2 weeks.

How to  Search Patents?

However, it makes sense for you to perform an initial online searching of existing patents in the beginning.  You will want to review the patent searching websites United States Patent Office or Google Search. It is advisable for every inventor to at least do a preliminary search of US patent numbers on their own, such as via Google patent search to review the elements in the Google patents.

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Atlanta NW- Marietta, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Canton, Cobb County
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Atlanta Downtown: 2875 Royal Bluff, Decatur, Georgia 30030.  (404) 596-7333   Email

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Charlotte: 1800 Camden Road, Charlotte NC 28203.  (704) 625-7747  Email
: 4801 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27612.  (919)-825-3309  Email 

: 5225 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235.  214-702-5247  Email
Fort Worth: 4833 Bryant Irvin Court, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76107.  817-500-0705  Email
Austin: 1606 Bryant Irvin Court, Austin, TX 78723  737-255-5100  Email

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Why perform a US Patent Search?

There are many reasons why an inventor should spend time searching for existing patents and published patent applications and educating themselves about existing patents and published patent applications, which are similar or related to the inventor’s idea.  First, in order for your new idea to be patentable it must be new or novel.  To be new or novel, means you typically have a new part, element, feature, or step in a process that no other patent contains.  To know if you have a new part, element, feature, or step in a process you must research all of the relevant existing patents and published patent applications.  Where do you look for existing patents?  Search online, at USPTO website. Search US Patent Office Search to  to perform a US patent application search to see if your invention is already patented. Download pdf files of any relevant patents and published patent applications  and identify their parts and features. Step back and compare your invention’s list of parts to the parts and features found during your patent research and determine whether you have a new part or feature.  If yes, you may have a new idea that can be protected by a patent.

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