Patents and Search Tools: EAST vs. West
Before filing a patent application, a search is typically conducted to discover patents, patent applications or other publications (collectively known as prior art) that may affect whether an invention may be found patentable. Many search tools are publicly available and can provide search results to help focus the subject matter of a patent application and/or provide an indication of what to expect from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), after an application is filed.
Dallas satellite office of the USPTO may offer access to valuable patent search methods. Read more about Patents.
In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.