An Innovative Concept created by the Law Office of Henry V. Boezi III, P.C.
Traditionally, Patent Searches have not been performed in stages. An inventor submits his or her invention to a searcher, who performs the search and gives the results to the inventor. This is done for one fixed fee.
Inventing, however, is a continuing, dynamic process. It is not like an on-off switch. Patent Searches, therefore, should help an inventor in the process of designing his or her invention. By integrating the Patent Search with the design process, Attorney Boezi has developed a unique way of performing Patent Searches.
After meeting with the Client to understand his or her invention, Attorney Boezi performs a Preliminary Patent Search. Then, he meets with the Client again, gives the Client copies of all relevant Patents found and they review the results together. This allows the Client to decide whether to have the Patent Search completed, to modify his or her design before doing so, or to go no further because one or more of the Patents found are too similar to his or her invention.
If the latter occurs, and it does occasionally, the Client has been advised of these similar patents much earlier than he or she would have if a Patent Search had been conducted in the usual manner, i.e., pay the full amount and receive the results when it is completed. This translates into a savings of hundreds of dollars.
As with all areas of Copyright and Intellectual Property Law, it is advisable to consult an Intellectual Property Attorney who practices in this area. A few law schools offer what is known as a Masters of Intellectual Property degree and the advice of Attorney Boezi, who holds this level of degree, can be essential from the moment you start designing your invention.