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The Comprehensive Independent Patent Search: Part 1

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Inventing is a colossal CHALLENGE and can become a colossal mistake if done poorly.  On the other hand, inventing successfully is an AMAZING journey.  What will define the type of experience you have is how many of the commonly encountered, and costly mistakes, you can avoid while trying to get to the ultimate finish line of your product going to market. And that experience should begin with the Comprehensive Independent Patent Search.

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Be Wise: Get a Good Search

What Is the First Thing an Inventor Should Pay For?

The first thing an inventor should pay for is a comprehensive, independent patent search. That’s Wise Investment #1.  The comprehensive, independent patent search includes three important components. And all three must be present in order for the inventor to have the necessary information to make the next set of business decisions.

Do NOT Limit Your Search to a Keyword Search

The first component of a good search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database is that it CANNOT be limited to a keyword search.  In other words, it has to be done by classification.  Too many companies just do a keyword search, which only covers part of the patents filed and issued over time.

The USPTO has been in existence for more than 200 years! That’s a lot of patents and a keyword search can’t begin to cover them all.  More information about the USPTO can be found on their website at:

Inventors need to understand that a patent examiner from the USPTO goes all the way back to the beginning of patent filings to search. Thus, a comprehensive search for the inventor needs to cover the entire history of patent filings.

Above all, when it comes to inventing, having information sooner rather than later is paramount. It protects inventors (and their wallet) from making bad business decisions.  It is better to know more about what has been filed and/or manufactured before all the money is spent on a patent filing. 

Too many service providers want to make money on the inventor so they prefer to offer less information.  The independent comprehensive patent search should be done by someone who is independent of any attorney or intellectual property office. That means their only obligation is doing the best search possible.  As a result, the inventor is guaranteed a report that is unbiased.

Enjoy the challenge and the journey and stay tuned for the second and third components of the Comprehensive Independent Patent Search!

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Now a Corporate Sponsor of the United Inventors Association!

Denver, Colorado, based SearchQuest Patents, is a professional patent search company. Moreover, they specialize in offering a comprehensive patent search conducted by an independent third party for a flat rate. And now they are excited to announce their new corporate sponsorship of the United Inventors Association!

The United Inventors’ Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and opportunities to the independent inventing community. Subsequently, they encourage honest and ethical business practices among industry service providers.  The UIA defines their mission as Empowering Inventors through Education, Access and Advocacy. To learn more about the UIA, check them out here:

SearchQuest Patents is thrilled to be approved as a corporate sponsor for such a prestigious organization that is so dedicated to working with and educating up and coming independent inventors.  To learn more about the services SearchQuest Patents offers, please check out the website here:

What Makes SearchQuest Unique

SearchQuest is unique in its approach to performing comprehensive patent searches because it focuses on utilizing not just the USPTO database, but also the international database maintained by WIPO. To check out the recent topics discussed by their CEO, Rita Crompton, also known as The Inventor Lady, go to:
United Inventors Association: Educating and helping inventors succeed.
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