Can you help with my PATENTABILITY search? IP

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I require assistance BEFORE filing a patent. I have already developed a fully working prorotype but will not continue further until your review of my patent draft. From my own patent searches, I feel that I can proceed though I need a few hours of your time to help make this process more robust.


I require your assistance by giving me a good view on whether my claims and design is patentable with a prior-art type search. My request involves providing you with a draft patent document with design claims, description and sketches to help you understand the product. There will be around 4 to 6 claims which cover a design principle. The claims do not cover a complex technology but describe the use of technology to create a new product. I would like you to search UK, US, European and global patents.

Things you can help with…

Is there any particular conflict of interest?
Is something obviously not patentable in the claim?
Are there any existing claims or designs which will not let my patent go through?
Please provide brief advice on how I can modify my draft before filing for patent. For example, you may recommend that I amend or remove claim to make it patentable.

Concept general summary

The concept uses freezer refrigeration and mechanical apparatus in a portable unit to conduct a particular function.
The claims do not refer to freezer technology itself. The claims refer to the combined use of three levels operation and function within a portable unit which includes a freezer. These involve a mechanical process. Basic electronics will help with product operation. E.g. there will be a few push buttons to operate the portable unit.


I have already conducted searches and have around 10 patents on file that show some areas of similarity in different products. I have searched through 270 patents and now require some of your time to help make this process more robust. In reality, a few hours of your time is required with some feedback on what I need to change or whether or not you think my patent will go through. You will need to sign a confidentiality agreement before we process. My intention is to file a patent in the UK as soon as possible and request a quick route (around 9 months to 1 year to grant) given the environmental credentials of my design. I will also file for US and European patents as soon as possible.

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