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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 Patent Law

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

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Provisional Patent Applications: What You Need To Know, Part 24

How Do You File A PCT Application Or A National Stage Application? You can hire a patent attorney to files these for you, OR If you are the application owner, then you can file them yourself. Due to the complexity of patent law, I highly encourage you to hire a U.S. patent attorney or U.S. patent agent to draft and file your PCT application or U.S. National Stage Application for you. While I cannot guarantee that my services are a good fit for your needs, why not call me to see if I can bring some value to what you are doing? READY TO TALK? Call me direct at 832-621-0353 or email me to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to file yourself, you can learn more by visiting PCT or National Stage Applications. How Much Does It Cost To File A PCT Application? The cost of filing a PCT application depends on many factors including who drafts and files your PCT application, on the size of your business, and on the particulars of the PCT application itself. PCT Filing Fees: PCT application filing fees are complex and mostly depend on the size of your business (entity) and…

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Provisional Patent Applications: What You Need To Know, Part 23

Why Should You File A PCT Application? To establish a priority date for your invention in every PCT member country while delaying most of the costs of applying for a patent until you have enough money and knowledge to apply for patents in PCT member countries. A PCT application is like a provisional patent application because it can establish a priority date for your invention while you evaluate the market, develop your invention for commercialization, and raise funding. However, unlike the provisional patent application, the PCT application will be published after 18 months, which allow competitors to see your invention and start trying to design around your claims or block your National Stage Applications. Also, the PCT application is examined by a PCT receiving office, which can raise costs. In summary, one PCT application can protect your patent rights for 30 months in nearly every country in the world while you: Develop your invention, Evaluate the market for your invention, and Raise funding for commercialization. Why Should You File A National Stage Application Based On A PCT Application? To actually get a patent in each PCT country where you want patent protection for your invention and your profits. PCT Application…

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Provisional Patent Applications: What You Need To Know, Part 22

Where Should You File A PCT Application? If one of your inventors is a U.S. citizen or resident, then you can file a PCT application in the PCT receiving office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or directly with the International Bureau of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). In practice, a U.S. patent attorney or U.S. patent agent can file a PCT application for you from anywhere in the world. Click here if you want to learn how to file a PCT application yourself. When Should You File A PCT Application? The answer to this question is depends on your situation. As Soon As Possible: Generally, you should wait until you have drafted claims for your invention and can explain to a person skilled in the art how to make and use your claimed invention. The sooner you file, the less likely anyone is to scoop you and block you from getting a patent. However, once you file the PCT application, you cannot add subject matter to your PCT application. That means that you cannot claim later improvements of your invention. Basically, you are stuck with what you file. After Development And Evaluation: Many inventors and owners take…

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