What is a patentability search (novelty search)?

Why do a patentability search? The purpose of a patentability search is to find out if your invention may be patentable by searching relevant prior art. A┬ápatentability search does not consider infringement, so a┬ápatentable invention is not necessarily safe from infringement. If you’re concerned about infringement, consider a freedom-to-operate (FTO) search. The main questions answered […]

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