Prior Art Search and Patentability Evaluation
Design Patenting Step 1:
Design patent searching, the first step patenting service, includes two parts. The first part is the design prior art search. The second part is the patentability evaluation.
Part 1 of 2: Prior Art Search: A prior art search is research to find all the products and inventions similar to an invention that you want to patent.
Part 2 of 2: Patentability Evaluation: The patentability study (determination) for a design patent is focused on the unique ornamental design not being disclosed in the prior art.
Part 1 of 2: Prior Art Search
A prior art search, in other words a patent search, is the research to find all the products and inventions that are similar to your invention. It is done to determine if new 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 known somewhere in the world. Contact Carson Patents® for confidential prior art searching patent services, or to start the steps to patent for your unique inventive design.
Part 2 of 2: Patentability Evaluation
A patentability evaluation is a patentability study of an invention based on the prior art. The patentability evaluation for a design invention is included in the prior art search. The patentability determination for a design patent is focused on the unique ornamental design not being disclosed in the prior art.
Important TIP: Good searching is imperative to proper application writing. Specifically, searching guides good claim writing by finding existing similar claims.
Note: Prior art patenting searches from Carson Patents® include a completed Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). The IDS is a required submission for patent applications. Contact us to conduct a search for your unique inventive design.
Want your patent search kept secure? All patent searches and communications at Carson Patents® are confidential. Contact us to start the steps to patent for your unique inventive design.
Online Design Patent Help
Carson Patents® provides personal patent services™ for all steps to patent online. Contact us to discuss your patenting options. Online design patent services include:
- Step-1: Design Patent Prior Art Searching (this page)
- Step-2: Design Patent Writing
- Step-3: Design Patent Filing
- Step-4: Design Patent Prosecution
Design patent search services, starting at $799.