Investor Expectations: Comprehensive Patent Search


Investors want a return on their capital.  So when you approach investors, they want to see that you have taken the steps to protect their capital by way of a patent application.  But the reality is that most patents take two to four years to issue, and so you will seek investors shortly after filing for a patent application.  In other words, the patent hasn’t issued yet.  Accordingly, a comprehensive patent search opinion is key to convincing would-be investors that your invention will eventually issue into meaningful protection and provide a return on investment. 

In fact, part of any business plan that you present to inventors should include your sustainable competitive advantages.  In almost every case, patent rights for your invention is the number one factor for evaluating competitive advantage.  For this reason, the results of a comprehensive patentability search penned by a Registered Patent Attorney is integral to convincing Investors whether to fund your venture.  

By | 2017-05-18T18:53:20+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Patents|Comments Off on Investor Expectations: Comprehensive Patent Search

About the Author:

Matthew Sean Tucker is an Attorney practicing with a particular focus on patents, trademarks and personal injury, including car accidents, slip & falls, and dog bites, and other acts of negligence. Matthew holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Furthermore, Matthew received his J.D. at the University Of Baltimore School Of Law with a dual concentration in intellectual property law and business law. He is also a member of the Florida Bar, and an inventor of several patent pending inventions.