A Patent is a property right concerning an invention granted to an inventor by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a period of up to 20 years from the date of filing an application. The rights conferred to the inventor include the ability to get rid from others from the creation, sale or use of the invention in the United States or internationally, if necessary. An invention is defined as any useful item, machine, composition of matter, or process that is new. An invention can also be an improvement on an existing item, machine, composition of matter, or process.
The patent search is an important part of the patent process. The search ensures that there are no other products in the patent office that resembles the idea the inventor has. It is a protection for all parties so that unnecessary expenses are not put into a patent that is already in the patent office as was very well explained in https://www.reddit.com/r/TheInnovativeFuture/comments/b7dqks/bringing_an_invention_to_the_masses/.
The patent search should be performed by a qualified individual who is familiar with the patent process such as a patent attorney, patent agent or a professional engineer who knows the working of the patent office. The patent search will be completed and submitted to the inventor with recommendation of a name for the invention to assist in the proper title which will also help to expedite the patent through the patent office. An internet search will also be completed to ensure there are no products on the market that resembles or is identical to the inventor’s idea.
The patent will be done with all the patent requirements needed for the inventors patent to be processed as rapidly as possible. Before submission the patent will be given to the inventor for his approval to ensure that the concept and design is what the inventor intended the invention to be. Upon acceptance by the Inventor the patent will be submitted to the patent office. When a confirmation of the patent is received by the patent office it will be copied to the inventor. At that time the inventor can classify his invention as “patent pending” as was described in https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/thoughtster/young-inventors-coming-up-with-new-invention-ideas/ article.