w02C_Patent_Search - GHS Law Partners Patent Search Process...

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GHS Law Partners Patent Search Process and Procedures GHS Law Partners conducts patent searches on behalf of its clients. Patent searches are conducted before preparing the patent application in order to discern if a similar product or process has been already patented. If a similar patent is discovered, the client’s pending patent application can be abandoned before too much time or money is invested in it; or, the information in the existing patent can be used to modify the patent application or change its focus. The search process can be time consuming and expensive, but it is valuable for clients to have a search conducted by experts before investing millions of dollars in a new product or process. The number of patents granted by the USPTO is large, and has been growing every year. According to the USPTO, in 1963, 48,971 patents were granted. In 2004, 181,302 patents were granted. Patents are grouped into numerous classifications covering all areas of technology. GHS Law Partners conducts three main portions of the patent search:
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