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Guys, I have an equipment design I would like to possibly patent. Where do you go to lookup patents? I want to obviously make sure this already doesn't exist. I have tried Google search's in the past for products that I have seen " patent " or " patent pending " on the packaging and haven't been able to locate these patents online.
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Where do you go to lookup patents?
Easiest way is with Google Patent Search. Not definitive, but certainly helpful.

https://www.google.com/?tbm=pts&gws_rd=ssl

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Xyz5150,

Below is link that I have used in the past. I hope this helps you through this tedious process.

http://www.uspto.gov/patents-applica...search-patents
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Any ideas on how to search for a patent pending?
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I don't know of any way to search for patent pending. If your search doesn't find an existing patent, I would encourage you to proceed with filing for a patent pending on your innovation. It's pretty economical to achieve patent pending. I will be at the LEME show this weekend if you would like more detailed information on this topic, if that helps you in anyway.
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I think it is pretty inexpensive to file for a provisional patent, which is useful to document your concept and date of invention. You then have a year to file for a patent. I don't think provisional patents are published but I am not sure. Look online for explanations.

I would think carefully about patenting something in the maple field unless you see a tremendous market. The process is somewhat arduous, and expensive. A patent is also expensive to defend and in many cases easy to design around. As a holder of many patents, all paid for by and assigned to various employers, I don't think I would bother as an individual.

But your idea is probably worth it!
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I would think carefully about patenting something in the maple field unless you see a tremendous market.
Its not in the maple field. I agree 100% though, there just isn't enough maple producers in the pool to justify patenting many things maple.
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Zak; US Patent and Trademark office is were I would start

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Zak, send me a detailed blue print , a photo, and a detailed descriptions on what it does. I'll let u know if their is a patent pending.
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I take it this is this about that assessory you wanted me to talk to my engineer buddy about?
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