WASHINGTON, DC – If you are an inventor with an idea and think it is patentable, you must first do patent research to find out if the invention has already been patented. If you are seeking venture capital or angel funds, one of the first things they will ask you is whether you have anything patentable. Indeed, if you want to be the next Google, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube; one of the first things you need to do is patent research. And, if you are an engineering student or entrepreneur or interested in the way things work, you may find youself conducting patent research.
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