An IP strategy that's right for your business.
A patent gives an inventor the right to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing his or her invention. An invention can be patented if it is novel and useful. Before deciding to apply for patent protection, it is advisable to search for patents and patent applications, which may disclose the same or similar inventive concept. Mann Patents offers patentability searching and analysis. However, you can also search your idea through the links provided below. Although these are not a substitute for a thorough patent search provided by intellectual property counsel, they are a good starting point if you have an invention you believe may be patentable.