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How can a search firm assist in the patent application process?

A search firm can be instrumental in the patent application process in several ways. Firstly, a search firm can help you identify a suitable patent agent or attorney. These professionals are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and can guide you through the patent application process. They can help ensure that your patent registration is accepted by the USPTO. Secondly, a search firm can help you conduct a thorough search for patent and non-patent literature. This is crucial to ensure that your invention is unique and does not infringe on any existing patents. The search firm can help you present your invention with a high level of specificity to ensure accurate search results. Thirdly, a search firm can help you negotiate a fee agreement with your chosen patent agent. This is an important step before you file any patents with the USPTO. Lastly, a search firm can help you find a patent attorney if your case requires legal representation. A patent attorney is a legal professional who has passed a USPTO examination and possesses the necessary legal, scientific, and technical knowledge about patents. They can help you understand the legal aspects of the patent process and assist with the preparation of your patent application.

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