Please upgrade your web browser

These pages are built with modern web browsers in mind, and are not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 or below. Please try using another web browser, such as Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.

Is there a safe way to conduct a patent search without potentially losing your idea from trolling\phishing


Michael Lacaille Bristol, CT

I was wondering if there are any tips or secrets to conducting a patent search without exposing myself to having my new product or product name used up before I get it patented. Any guidance or direction would be greatly appreciated.

12 June 2020 1 reply Small Business



Dara Kushnir New York, NY

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your service and your question. While I do not have patent experience myself, I did some digging and found a few previous ACP AdvisorsNet questions that may help answer your question:





Your Answer

Please log in to answer this question.

Sign Up

You can join as either a Veteran or an Advisor.

An Advisor already has a career, with or without military experience, and is willing to engage with and help veterans.
Sign Up as an Advisor.

A Veteran has military experience and is seeking a new career, or assistance with life after service.
Sign Up as a Veteran.