What to do When the Patent Search Turns Up Nothing

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What is my next step when I’ve done a patent search and found nothing?

What to do When the Patent Search Turns Up Nothing

Days upon days of research have concluded and you've found absolutely nothing even close to the invention you've created. Should you feel like celebrating? Not if you've conducted the search yourself instead of hiring a patent invention attorney and want success.

Most patent searches at the very least turn up inventions with similarities to the researched one. So, if you've found nothing at all, chances are you haven't conducted a good enough search.

There is an old adage, “Absence of evidence is no evidence of absence'. What this means is that just because you haven't found any evidence doesn't mean there is no evidence.



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