What is a Prior Art Search? 

A Design Patent Prior Art Search, like a Utility Patent 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. Hire us for confidential prior art patent searching services.

Note: All Design Patent Searches include keyword, classification, and image type searching. We use the same data resources as the USPTO examiners search.

Important TIP: Proper searching can reduce or eliminate potential rejections and objections, saving you money

Confidentiality is Important

Disclosures to patent practitioners are covered by client controlled privilege. We ensure confidentiality of our services by doing all prior art searching, application writing, filing, and patent prosecution in-house. Newly filed applications are treated as confidential for about 18 months by patent offices around the world, but then they are published. Issued patents are public.

Want your patent search secure? All patent searches and communications are confidential.

Design Patenting Services Available Online

Carson Patents is able to provide all utility & design patent services online. Contact Carson Patents to discuss consultation options. 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 – Remember only a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent can prosecute patents. Hire Carson Patents for your USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner help.