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You Patent It; You Own It

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Patent applications turn your ideas into assets.

Questions You May Have About Applications

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Who Needs It?

Any Innovator Who Wants To Make Money.

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When?

Before You Sell It Or Disclose It to Anyone.

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How It Works?

Patents = Monopoly Over Your Invention.

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What Happens If You Don’t?

People Steal Your Invention And Sell It For Less.

We Have Helped Clients In These Situations. Do You Need Something Similar?

Protect Your Idea And Attract Investment
(Filing Patent Applications)

  • You have an idea on a napkin or a whiteboard.
  • We work to help you draft 1 patent application, saving you up to 25% or more in service fees.
  • You pitch your protected idea to investors and raise over 2 million dollars. Repeat as needed.

Getting Your Invention Back
(License an Invention And Patent It)

  • You develop a great invention at a university, but the university just doesn’t get it.
  • We work to help you get permission to patent your invention outside of the university.
  • We work to help you protect your invention, saving you up to 25% or more in service fees, and you raise over $200,000 to build your business.

Get The Intellectual Property (IP) You Paid For
(Drafting IP Agreements)

  • You pay an employee to create an innovative product or service – without a strong IP agreement in place.
  • The employee quits, sets up a competing business, and steals your sales.
  • We work to add IP provisions to your employment contracts, so you own the IP from now on.

Get The Service and Protection Your Business Needs
(Getting A Patent Application Issued)

  • You pay a patent attorney at another firm to draft and file a patent application.
  • You are surprised by the high bills and/or you can’t get your attorney to return your phone calls.
  • We work to return your call, provide estimates in advance, and get your application issued as a U.S. Patent.

Do you need a provisional patent application, a U.S. utility patent application, or a PCT application?

Provisional Patent Application

Do You Want To Win The Race To The Patent Office And Still Be Allowed To Make Improvements?

File A Provisional Application!

When most people talk about filing a “provisional patent,” they mean a U.S. Provisional Patent Application. A provisional patent application is a confidential placeholder. Filing a provisional patent application can allow the owner up to 12 months to confidentially improve and market the invention without loss of patent term for minimal filing fees.

However, provisional patent applications are not examined and do not result in a patent. Instead, a non-provisional patent application must be filed within 12 months of filing the provisional patent application to claim priority to the provisional patent application. Only a non-provisional patent application can be issued as a patent.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in filing a provisional patent application.

Non-Provisional Patent Application

Do You Want To Stop Anyone Else From Making, Using, Selling, Offering For Sale, Or Importing Your Invention Into The USA?

File A U.S. Patent Application!

When most people talk about filing a “patent application,” they mean filing a U.S. non-provisional utility patent application or a “U.S. patent application” for short.

U.S. patent applications are considered one of the most complex and difficult legal documents to prepare. Unlike provisional patent applications, non-provisional patent applications are thoroughly examined by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) before they are allowed to issue as a U.S. patent. Further, these U.S. patent applications are often scrutinized by potential investors and licensees.

It is critical to prepare and file a U.S. patent application right the first time.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in filing a U.S. patent application.

PCT Application

Do You Want To Protect Your Invention In Over 150 Countries?

File A PCT Application!

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty that provides a unified filing procedure for filing a patent application in each participating state or region. Patent applications filed under the PCT are known as an “international patent application” or a “PCT application.” PCT applications are sometimes incorrectly referred to as “international patents” or “world patents.”

A PCT application is a non-confidential international placeholder patent application. By filing a single PCT application, the owner can establish a priority date in every country that is bound by the PCT. Once the PCT application is filed, the owner typically has 30 to 31 months to file a national stage application in each country in which a patent is desired. Only the national stage application can result in an issued patent.

However, PCT applications are challenging to draft due to the different patent laws and examination standards of each country. It is critical to draft a PCT application that provides a near universal disclosure so that foreign counsel can quickly and inexpensively adapt the PCT application for entry into each national stage.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are interesting in filing a PCT application.

National Stage Application

Do You Want To Get A Patent In The USA Based On Your PCT Application?

File A National Stage Application!

The firm helps clients and foreign counsel by editing PCT applications for entry into the U.S. national stage.

It is nearly impossible to draft a PCT application that will enter the national stage of every country without requiring some changes to bring the application into compliance for entry into the national stage. Further, it is often wise to strategically edit national stage applications before examination to avoid unnecessary issues.

Contact us for a free consultation and a fee schedule if you are interested in entering the national stage in the United States.

Patentability

Do You Want To Find Out If Your Invention Is Patentable?

Get A Patentability Opinion!

A patentability study determines if proposed claims are likely to be novel and non-obvious over the prior art. Patentability studies do not usually include subject matter or enablement analysis, unless specifically requested to do so.

A patentability study can be requested before a patent application is filed to determine if the proposed claims are likely to be allowable over the prior art. This gives those applying for a patent the option of broadening or narrowing the proposed claims based on the prior art before the patent application is filed.

A patentability landscape is a study that analyzes a technology that is still being developed and lists the differences between the technology and each prior art reference. A patentability landscape lets researchers know which research pathways are not likely to be patentable.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in a patentability study.

Interviewing Inventors

Want A Patent Application That Is Likely To Protect Your Invention?

Let Us Interview Your Inventors!

The firm helps clients by taking inventor interviews seriously.

One of the first steps of preparing any patent application is to contact the inventor to learn as much as possible about the invention before starting the drafting process. This step is typically included in the preparation of any patent application.

This step may seem trivial or obvious, but there is no substitute for having an experienced patent attorney interview inventors. Choosing a skilled patent lawyer to interview your inventors can avoid inventorship issues, ownership issues, and ensure that the claims actually cover the product or method that will be brought to market.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in filing a provisional patent application.

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