What is a Patentability Search?

The first step in the patent application process is almost always a patentability search. While searches are never exhaustive, they will often help the patent attorney, as well as the inventor(s), determine whether the invention, or in some cases a portion of the invention, may be patentable.

Importantly, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) will not grant a patent on an invention that is already known or otherwise already in the public domain. Thus, the goal of most patentability searches is to find any patents, patent applications, and sometimes other publications, that are similar to the proposed invention. Based on the search results, an informed decision can be made as to whether to proceed to the next step of applying for a patent.

How Much is a Patentability Search?

At HLF, a patentability search is a FLAT FEE of $750.00 and includes the following:

  • Free Consultation with a Registered Patent Attorney

  • Thorough Search of U.S. Patents and U.S. Published Patent Applications Conducted by a Registered Patent Attorney

  • Written Search Report and Opinion Letter Prepared by a Registered Patent Attorney

  • Free Follow-up Consultation with a Registered Patent Attorney

How Do you Order a Patentability Search?

To order the Flat Fee Patentability Search, simply contact HLF, and Registered Patent Attorney Benjamin M. Hanrahan will personally return your message.

All communications, including invention disclosures, with attorney Benjamin M. Hanrahan and Hanrahan Law Firm, P.A. are strictly confidential.

Contact HLF

Contact us today for your Free Consultation or to get started on the patent process.  Attorney Benjamin M. Hanrahan will personally respond to your message. Thank you for choosing Hanrahan Law Firm — we look forward to serving you.