Applying for a patent can be expensive, especially if applications are made overseas. To avoid unnecessary expense being incurred by applying for a patent and finding out when it is examined that the invention is not new, we recommend that a search be carried out beforehand.
Collison & Co have access to a database of a wide range of patent records. We can search for patents for inventions similar or identical to yours.
With this information, you can decide whether to proceed with your application, change some aspect of your invention or to abandon your application.