When someone is not actively working in the field of his or her invention, it’s difficult to know if the invention was previously made by another. But for some reason, no mention of it can be found. A patent search can allow your patent to issue faster because your patent attorney can highlight the differences between your invention and the prior art. It may therefore save you time and money in the long run. The searches we use have worked with us for many years and will keep your invention confidential. Of course, the searcher can only search what he is shown and therefore you should include every aspect of your invention in the disclosure you provide to your patent attorney. If you have more questions we suggest consulting with an experienced patent attorney.