Obtaining a patent for an invention can be expensive and time consuming. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to conduct a prior art search before drafting a patent application.
First, if a prior art search identifies patent document(s) or publication(s) that would make the invention not new or too obvious, there would be no reason to pursue patent protection.
Second, a professional interpretation of the search results can guide the drafting of the patent application to be filed. For example, the focus of the patent application can be placed on describing those features of the invention that are patentably distinct from the prior art, and the patent claims can be drafted to maximize the scope of protection for the invention without reading on prior art.
Finally, a patent application prepared in light of a good prior art search may face fewer objections or less challenging objections from the patent office. This may lead to speedier allowance of the application.
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