A Prior Art Search is an important initial step towards protecting your intellectual property.
Prior Art is any publication that was made public prior to a given date, such as a patent, patent application, article, book, lecture, or other form of publicly accessible description of an invention or idea.
Why should you perform a prior art search?
It is most important to become familiar with any prior art specifically related to your idea.
Knowing what is "out there" may affect your future plans to protect and market your idea properly.
Are there any limitations?
No prior art search can guarantee to find 100% of all possible prior art related to your idea; due to limitations in the databases and other search limitations.
Nonetheless, we typically find significant prior art for our clients, providing them with valuable information about "what's out there" for patent application drafting and/or commercial purposes.