Patents are filed before an invention is marketed. Search with words based on function, materials, or purpose, rather than a trade name.
Patent applications are published months or years before a patent is granted.
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The assignee is usually the company the inventor works for.
The claim describes the uniqueness of the invention and intellectual property of the inventor.
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