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How long does a patent search take to complete?

How long does a patent search take to complete?

A patent search takes about 10 days to complete after receiving invention disclosure with drawings and a written explanation.

A patent search is a search of issued patents and published patent applications for inventions that might be considered important prior art; references when applying for a patent.

Prior art is anything in the public domain, patented or not patented, that may determine whether an invention is novel or not.  Our patent analyst reviews the drawings and text of patents and patent applications to find inventions that may be similar to an inventor’s new invention. We use the patent classification system, in addition to keyword searching, to find relevant patents.

Intellectual Property is the Property, which has been created by exercise of Intellectual Faculty. It is the result of persons Intellectual Activities.

Thus Intellectual Property refers to creation of mind such as inventions, designs for industrial articles, literary, artistic work, symbols which are ultimately used in commerce. Intellectual Property rights allow the creators or owners to have the benefits from their works when these are exploited commercially.

These rights are statutory rights governed in accordance with the provisions of corresponding legislations. Intellectual Property rights reward creativity & human endeavor which fuel the progress of humankind.

The intellectual property is classified into seven categories i.e . (1) Patent (2) Industrial Design (3) Trade Marks (4) Copyright (5) Geographical Indications (6) Lay out designs of integrated circuits (7) Protection of undisclosed information/Trade Secret according to TRIPs agreements.

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