Design Patent Prior Art Search

What is a Prior Art Search? 

For design and utility patents, the first step patent service is the patent, or prior art search and patentability study. A prior art search is research to find all the products and inventions similar to an invention that you want to patent. It is done to determine if your design is disclosed in the existing patents, patent applications, and non patent literature from around the world. In other words, it is done to find out whether the design (or an obvious precursor) is already somewhere in the world. Contact us for confidential prior art searching patent services to start the steps to patent.

The patentability evaluation for a design patent is included in the prior art search. Patentability for a design patent is focused on the unique ornamental design not being disclosed in the prior art.

Note: All design patent searches include keyword, classification, and image type searching. We search the same data resources as the USPTO examiners search. Searches from Carson Patents include a completed Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). The IDS is a required submission for patent applications. Contact us for your search.

Important TIP: Proper searching can reduce or eliminate potential rejections and objections, saving you money. Patent Search Deal $200 off. Contact us to start the steps to patent.

Want your patent search kept secure? All patent searches and communications at Carson Patents are confidential. Contact us to start the steps to patent your invention.

Design Patenting Services Available Online

Carson Patents is able to provide all utility & design patent services online. Contact us to discuss options, or start the steps to patent. Our other available online Design Patent Services include:

  1. Design Patent Writing & Filing.
  2. Design Patent Prosecution.
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Important TIP: When looking for secure professional design patent searching services from a Patents Office or IP/Patents Law Firm, only a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent can prosecute patents. Hire Carson Patents for your USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner.