Do a Patent Search
Would you like to see a real patent ? You can! Finding patents is almost like being a detective. A patent search is something that all inventors have to do before they can patent their invention. It lets inventors find out if anyone else has ever invented the same invention. Another benefit is that conducting a patent search is also a great way to find out about the history of old inventions.how to check if an idea has been patented
There is no EASY way. If your invention is a new can opener, an existing patent for the same idea may never use the words can opener. For example, it may be described in broader terms: container de-sealer or metal wall scissor. The patent offices classification system helps a bit, but not much. Inventors tend not to want to find their invention, so, they type in --can opener-- and look at a few and say they couldn't find it. You have to look for it like you want to find it. try different search terms. when you find one thats close, look at the references cited in that application and look for other patents wherein the close one was cited.How much money do I need for patenting?
The amount of money you need for patenting will vary depending on the type of patent application you submit. Fees may also vary according to the way you claim your ideas.What can be patented?
Utility patents protect inventions that are a novel, nonobvious, and usefulhow to find out if an idea has been patented
how do i do a patent search - Learn about using the USPTO's AppFT product for searching patent applications.