Many of us spend several years and work very hard in order to make an invention. But do you think that your invention is safe and protected? The answer is no. So in order to protect your invention, you should take the help for your invention from a patent attorney or patent agency. Registering a patent is not only time consuming but is also a challenging task and hence, it should be done with great attention and care. The patent attorneys are there to help prevent someone else from wrongfully claiming that the invention is theirs.
Patenting is crucial for individuals planning on selling or licensing their invention to a manufacturing company. In fact, the companies usually will refuse to work with the inventor, if he or she has not applied for a patent. Remember, that your novelty is not completely protected until you obtain the regular patent.
Today you can find many firms such as InventHelp, that are engaged in promoting ideas of the inventors to the manufacturing companies, which are not too concerned about finding novelties. However, promotion of the idea by its inventor is also possible.
Before you officially apply for a patent, consider carrying out a patentability search. This is something that will save your time and money, in case a similar patent was already issued to somebody else. Patentability search is aimed at finding prior art, in case it exists. The first step is searching through the Internet; you can start from the official website of USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office).