Have A Great Idea
Before releasing your idea into the marketplace, you may want to co n sider applying for patent protection. Patent protection may require a substantial investment depending on the complexity of your idea.
Many inventors like to perform a search through previous inventions before deciding whether to apply for a patent themselves. This search is a good way to get a feel for whether your invention is on the cutting edge of your particular technical field before investing in a patent application.
There are plenty of quality options for having someone perform a patent search for you. There are a couple of drawbacks to this approach though.
First, you have to disclose your idea to someone else. While it is very unlikely that whoever is performing your search will try to use your idea for themselves, it is certainly understandable that you want to try to disclose your idea to as few people as possible.
Second, the searcher will perform the search only once and in a close time frame to when you first enlist their services. So, if you are not ready to file your application immediately after having the search performed, it is entirely possible that a new application could be filed between when the search was performed and when you are ready to file your application.
Midwest Patent Services offers you the option of learning how to do the search yourself so you no longer have to disclose your idea to someone else and can do the search at your convenience. You can also perform searches for multiple ideas!