Prior Art Search: Teach A Newbie In Only Two (2) Minutes How To Do A Google Patents Search
Here is my advice: when it comes to prior art searches for novice inventors, don’t actively engage yourself in a patent search too early.
Instead, ask the inventors to produce the first piece of prior art before you even start looking more closely at their invention.
The main reason for doing so is that you can use this step to find out where your inventor comes from: do they want you to do all the work when it comes to patenting their invention? And are they willing to pay you for doing so?
Or do they enjoy learning new things and what is necessary when patenting inventions? Believe me, it is far more successful and greater fun to work with such smart and informed inventors.
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