Non-standard patent searches are becoming increasingly important in the world of intellectual property. One type is the Product Identification Search, used when a patent is known, but it’s uncertain if a corresponding product exists. This helps evaluate commercial potential and competition. The Patent Identification Search, on the other hand, determines if a patent protects a known product, aiding in legal risk assessment. Both searches involve utilizing databases, classification codes, and expert guidance to make informed decisions in the complex realm of intellectual property.