In a nutshell, a patent search helps you not waste your development and investment dollars. The first step in the patenting process is to have a professional patentability search completed to determine if your invention is patentable. For example, a search might reveal pre-existing patents or “prior art” that would prevent you from obtaining a patent on the product in whole or in part.
Without knowing this at the outset, an ill-prepared business or individual, may waste time and resources into developing a product, later to realize that it use an already existing patent or is not capable of patent protection as seen on this post – How to patent a product with InventHelp.
A search can also benefit you by acquiring the knowledge gained before you. Indeed, the patent law system itself was created for the purposes of encouraging creativity and improving on what has come before. In exchange for the inventor making public the information regarding the useful invention, the government provides the owner a limited monopoly whereas he/she can exclude others from making, using and selling the patented invention.
Thus a patent search may actually save time and money by allowing a business to benefit from the teachings of past patents, whereby allowing the business to concentrate instead on its efforts to improve on a current pre-existing technology, instead of re-inventing it.
Lastly, in order to maximize the results of the patent search, the author recommends proper review by a patent attorney who can discern the specific nuances of the search and provide an objective opinion as to the results. For more information please refer to this article – How to patent something with InventHelp.