Questions About Patent Search
Tell me about Patent Search
PSI is one of the largest
independent patent search organizations in the United States. It was founded
in 1974 by Mr. Ronald Brown. Prior to 1985, most of PSI's work was done for
attorneys and businesses. Mr. Brown, the chief executive officer of PSI,
has worked hand-in-hand with states attorneys offices throughout the country
to shut down unethical inventor Rip-Off companies. Through this he saw a need
to provide honest, inexpensive help to the inventor.
How do I know my invention
is kept confidential?
Before you reveal your
invention to us, you are provided with a signed Statement of Confidentiality
and Non-use. This is a legally binding agreement which prevents us from
revealing your invention to anybody without your permission. In addition,
every employee of us has signed a state of confidentiality and non-use with
regard to any material they come in contact with in the course of their work
How much will this Service
members and visitors will be
charged a flat fee of $340.
perform patent searches on all industries with the exception of chemical
What is the reason for the
patentability opinion from an independent registered patent attorney?
The patent attorney examines
the results of the search conducted by PSI and tells you his opinion on
whether or not you are likely to get patent protection. He specializes in
patent law and his independent status assures an unbiased judgement.
What if my idea is
It the patentability opinion
indicates that you may be entitled to patent protection and you wish to obtain
a patent, you will have to pay the Patent Office filing fees and the patent
attorney’s fees for filing the application.
What happens if the patent
attorney's opinion is that my idea is not patentable?
Then you have spent a small
amount of money to know that you cannot obtain protection. If you choose to
disclose or manufacture your invention, then anyone can copy it without
financial obligation to you.
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