Before beginning any product design there must be a thorough understanding of the market and relevant prior patents that may pose a challenge during the development. We take into account all information gathered during the consultation and perform a comprehensive search of the United States Patent database first using keywords then by using the Patent Class and Sub-Class system. This is in a lot of ways similar to the old library filing systems. It is a way that the patent is categorized with other like subject matter. It is not always so straight forward since patents are about the mechanism or functionality and not the application.
Typical turn around is 1-2 weeks and the results are presented in a nice formal report with copies of all findings. A strategy for each patent and the design requirements will also be presented.
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