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

Read here to protect your invention and your profits.

Any patent attorney can help you get a patent.

Our service isn’t just about drafting and filing your patent application. We focus on helping you create valuable assets for your business. Let us help you turn your breakthrough innovation into a protected competitive advantage in the marketplace.

We can help by:

  • Drafting claims that protect the product or method that you will bring to market;
  • Developing filing strategies that give you more time to market and commercialize your innovations in secrecy; and
  • Advising you on filing strategies that preserve your competitive advantages for as long as possible.

You can read below to learn more about the types of services we provide.

To request a free PDF that explains how our patent application services help you create valuable assets for your business, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Provisional Patent Application

The firm helps clients prepare and file provisional patent applications.
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.

Therefore, if the owner is ready to file a non-provisional patent application, then a provisional patent application just increases costs and wastes time. Whether or not to file a provisional patent application is always a strategic decision.

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

Non-Provisional Patent Application

The firm helps clients file U.S. non-provisional utility patent applications.
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

The firm helps clients by drafting and filing PCT applications.

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

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

The firm helps clients by providing patentability studies and landscapes.

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

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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