HOUSTON PATENT ATTORNEY | CHEMICAL PATENT ATTORNEY
Experienced Houston Patent Attorney + Low Overhead = Customized Patent Services
WHY SHOULD YOU KEEP READING?
- Over 97% of Patents are Useless. But ONE can be worth millions of dollars per year.
- Over 75% of Startups Fail. But ONE can exit for billions of dollars.
- There are millions of U.S. patents. Accidentally infringing ONE patent can force your business into bankruptcy.
Want to beat the odds? Keep Reading.
ABOUT CHILDS LAW
WHO I AM: I am a patent attorney with a Ph.D. in chemistry and over 7 years of experience helping clients get patents to protect their inventions and get freedom to operate to avoid getting sued for patent infringement. I think of myself as a Houston Patent Attorney and a Chemical Patent Attorney.
WHAT I DO: I help In-House Counsel, Technology Transfer Officers, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Inventors, and others get patents for their inventions, avoid getting sued for patent infringement, and avoid bad business deals. In other words, I handle preparation, prosecution, opinions, and due diligence.
HOW I DO IT: I schedule a free consultation with you. I ask about your needs, listen to your answers, and work with you to provide patent applications, patent opinions, and strategic legal advice to help you accomplish your goals. I work to provide you with experienced patent services that save you time, save you money, and reduce your anxiety.
WHY IT WORKS: I have a Ph.D. in chemistry and over 7 years of experience in patent preparation, prosecution, and opinion work. With this practical experience, I help clients use patents to turn their most marketable innovations into their most valuable business assets. I have hands-on experience providing freedom to operate, infringement, and validity opinions. I use this experience to help clients bring products to market while minimizing their risk of patent infringement.
WHO I HELP: Since 2008, I have been helping clients across the U.S. and around the world, especially in the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, polymers, oil and gas, and more.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Most firms are self-centered, profit-driven billing machines. By running a virtual patent law firm, I cut over 50% of the overhead. That gives me the flexibility to focus on bringing value what you are doing.
I often adapt my services to:
- Save You Time
- Reduce Your Spending
- Lower Your Anxiety, and
- Give You Candid Advice
…So that you can focus on the rest of your work.
READY TO TALK? Call me direct at 832-621-0353 or email me to schedule a FREE, no obligation consultation.
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PERFECTLY PATENTABLE: A PATENT BLOG FOR STARTUPS AND INVENTORS
What Should You Expect After You File A U.S. Utility Patent Application? The answer depends on the filing strategy you use and who is handling your patent application. You are entitled to a U.S. utility patent when you file a U.S. utility patent application unless the USPTO provides you with a reason why your patent application shouldn’t issue as a patent. In practice, the USPTO will examine your patent application and issue Office Actions, which are official communications that explain why your U.S. utility patent application cannot be allowed. You can then file a response that brings your U.S. utility patent application into condition for allowance. You can think of the process of getting a patent like a tennis match where you (or your patent attorney) explain why your U.S. utility patent application should issue as a U.S. Patent, and the examiner or a judge explains why it should not. In the end, either you get a U.S. utility patent or you decide that it's not worth your time or money to continue trying to get a patent issued. It is rare for a U.S. utility patent application to issue as a U.S. patent without at least one Office Action.…
When Does A U.S. Utility Patent Expire? If filed today, the default patent term is 20 years from the day of filing your U.S. utility patent application. Patent term is the duration or life of your patent. The default is the starting point for calculating when your patent will expire. The term of a U.S. utility patent can be increased by delays at the USPTO (patent term adjustment (PTA)” or delays for FDA approval (patent term extension (PTE)). The term of a U.S. utility patent can be decreased by terminal disclaimers and by a failure to pay maintenance fees.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Utility Patent? The answer depends on your filing strategy and your invention. Generally, it takes from about 3 months to 5 years. Generally, there is no upper limit on how long it takes for a U.S. utility patent application to issue as a U.S. patent because your U.S. utility patent application may not issue at all. That is, if you run out of money and/or fail to timely respond to a USPTO requirement, then the application can go abandoned and never issue as a U.S. patent. There are various filing strategies where you can speed up the examination process for your U.S. utility patent application and possibly allow it to issue within two to three months. Alternatively, there are filing and prosecution strategies for slowing down the examination of your U.S. utility patent application so that it can take more than a decade to issue as a U.S. patent.