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It is recommended to always make sure that the invention you invent, is not conflicting with any other prior invention present. Hence, conducting a patentability search is considered as a safe step before applying for a patent for your invention. As there are different types of patents, they all cover different aspects of the invention and its basic character of foundation. The Controller will however conduct a search when a patent application is submitted and there are chances that the application might be squashed if the key points of the invention is already present in another invention. The sole objective of the patent search is to help locating whether the patent protection will be granted or not, or how easy and difficult it can get to secure a grant on that particular patent. This further helps is advance planning as the patent application proceeds with the Controller and helps us to set strategies for the case. Types of patent searches include: