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• If your invention has already been patented in the U.S. or any other country, you cannot obtain a patent for it.
• The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website provides information exclusively on U.S. issued patents.
• Google Patents is another useful resource for searching U.S. issued patents.
• Before submitting your patent application, make sure to search for both U.S. and international patents.
• A professional can assist you in conducting a patent search and identifying similar patents that could pose issues when submitting a patent application for your invention.
• If your initial patent search yields no results, conduct multiple searches for identical and similar inventions, as it’s unlikely that you should receive ‘no results’ on your searches.
• Discovering similar inventions does not necessarily mean that your invention cannot be patented.
• Modifications or enhancements to a previously patented invention may still be patentable. However, be aware that the USPTO examiner might argue that the modified or enhanced invention does not meet the ‘non-obvious’ requirement.