Our patent search is the best first step for all inventors.
Do you have an invention that might be patentable? Are you a new inventor looking to patent an idea for the first time? Are you considering patenting your idea or trying to find out if your invention is patentable at all? The road for a patent starts with us.
A patent is an exclusive right for an invention/idea. A patent is offering the inventor protection to exclusively own their invention for 20 years. A patent will help you stop others from using your invention by producing, selling or importing it without permission from you.
Getting your patent approved is a long and expensive process. You will need to contact a patent attorney that will help you write the application and will file it at your local government patent office. This stage will cost you depending on your invention and technology between 3 000 – 5 000£ (3 500 – 5 500€) and additional costs after 12 months for the International application (PCT) of 4 000 – 5 000£ (4 500 – 5 500€).
Apply for a patent as an inventor
Your application will be examined by a professional patent examiner at the government patent office approximately 6-7 months from the date of your application. The examiner will use advanced search tools to try finding evidence to show that your invention idea is not new or novel and will do anything within its power to refuse your application. Some important things to think about in this process are:
- You can only receive a patent if your invention idea is new or by showing a technological progress (inventive step).
- Any type of public document that was published anywhere in the world might limit your chances to receive a patent.
- Only about 50% of all applications will be granted a patent.
- Only 1 in 20 applicants get a patent without professional help
This is why Patentest® and our patent services are the first stage for all inventors before spending thousands and wasting months of working on their invention idea. Companies with innovative solutions and inventions are recommended to integrate patent searching into their decision process before moving forward with their long, expensive and uncertain patent process.
Our professional and dedicated patent search team will search on your invention and make sure you have no surprises. We use the most advanced tools to search the global patent and technology databases. Our patent engineers are experts in the art of searching and will make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision.
As a patent search company, we might help you save money and time and our report will help your attorney make your patent application as good as possible.
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