Research prior to the application of a patent / utility model.

2013-05-17 19:32:21
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The registration of a patent or utility model can represent a significant expense therefore would be interesting to insure it. How? Patents and utility models to be granted must meet the requirements of novelty and inventive step. The problem is that it is difficult to know in advance whether the invention is novel and not obvious on what already exists or has been reported. Therefore it is important to investigate which patents or prior rights exist that may prevent the granting of a patent or utility model.

Only certain IP Firms, as Volartpons, can provide these services. To conduct a pre-registration research of a patent or utility model, simply explain to your IP firm, after signing a confidentiality agreement, your invention. The IP firm is responsible for conducting research and to comment the result of it.

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