Search for Others Using My Idea

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jul 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: I need help with a product that I think should be patented. I am in the business planning stages and I want to make a very specific marking tag for a very specific industry. My product is better designed than those out there, made of different materials, and of a different design. I have not been able to find anything similar to it, at least I do not think. How can I be sure?

ANSWER: You can never be sure. It sounds like you already searched Google. Another step you can take to see if your idea is already patented is to conduct a patent search at the US patent office website –…/search-patents

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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