USPTO tool gives inventors an easy-to-use means for checking prior art
Your “Eureka!” moment is here. You are optimistic, but not sure, you have a novel invention idea that will be embraced by the public with the potential to be very profitable.
It is possible for you to conduct your own prior art search, but it can be difficult. So the USPTO has developed the Inventor Search Assistant Tool (ISAT), a way to help demystify the patent process by sparing you from having to go through a patent search training program.
A machine learning system, the tool helps inventors get started with a prior art search by integrating multiple data sources (such as non-patent literature and foreign patents), and providing other useful information (such as cooperative patent classification and figures) into a single platform. It also has an easy-to-use reporting/sharing capability.
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