A Patentability Opinion provides you a Patent Attorney’s professional determination of the likelihood your idea, invention, or invention will be granted patent. The Patent Attorney first performs a Patent Search and then applies legal standards and case law for Patentability to determine if your innovation may be patentable in view of the patent search results.
It is important to note that the Patentability Opinion, as its name suggests, is only the professional opinion of a Patent Attorney. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is the sole entity that will decide whether your idea will be granted a Patent in the United States a Patent can never be guaranteed by any Patent Attorney. Patent Pending, however, can be guaranteed.
If you are interested in more detail related to your situation it is best to speak with an attorney.
Yuri Eliezer heads the intellectual property practice group at Founders Legal. As an entrepreneur who saw the importance of early-stage patent protection, Yuri founded SmartUp®. Clients he has served include Microsoft, Cisco, Cox, AT&T, General Electric, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Coca-Cola.
Source: Smartup Legal