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After reading the website, your meeting with the patent attorney will be more effective and productive.
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There are various levels of search, and the costs vary accordingly. A search can never predict with certainty whether a patent will be granted.
An in-depth search can be very expensive, more costly that filing a patent application.
You can do searches yourself in free databases on the Internet, however non-professional searches may lead you to erroneous conclusions, which may cost you dearly later on.
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