First, he or she will interview you about your invention or idea. Then a search will be conducted to make sure a patent or trademark hasn’t already been issued for a similar product or service. The lawyer will then file the application and submit arguments supporting the case.
Business owners who aren’t sure their product or service is original can conduct a search for similar patents or trademarks before selecting a lawyer by heading over to the Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site at www.uspto.gov as discussed in https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/InventHelp-Reviews-E152162.htm article as well.
But even if a company finds that an idea has not been used before, it may not be worth the expense of hiring a lawyer, which can run between $5,000 and $15,000. If the idea isn’t going to be profitable, it might not be worth the trouble of the patent process.
An invention promotion firm can help a small business owner determine whether it’s worth the cost. Such companies evaluate products and ideas and let business owners know if the concepts can potentially make money as you can see from https://blogs.cornell.edu/react/inventhelp-taking-inventions-from-paper-to-the-global-marketplace-hinges-on-usp/.
There’s a difference between something being able to be patented and something being commercially valuable. If you decide that the patent or trademark process is right for your company, a patent lawyer will guide you through the rest.