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Any patent attorney or patent agent can get you a patent. We focus on preserving your patent application as a valuable business asset.
Filing a patent application isn’t just about protecting an innovation. It’s about protecting a market advantage. If you made the decision to file a patent application, then on some level you decided that your innovation was worth turning into a valuable business asset.
It’s one thing to file a patent application. It’s another to get the coverage your business needs.
We can help by:
- Letting you know your costs and procedural options throughout prosecution;
- Working with you to develop a strategy that will preserve as much of your claim scope as possible; and
- Providing you with candid, experienced advice that can save you time, money, and unnecessary worry.
You can read below to learn more about our patent prosecution services.
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Comprehensive Patent Prosecution
The firm helps clients throughout every stage of obtaining a patent from patent preparation and filing to issuance.
Patent prosecution is the process of guiding a patent application through a patent office until the patent application issues a patent. Patent prosecution requires a knowledge of the laws, regulations, and examination procedures for each country. Effective patent prosecution requires an intimate knowledge of the culture of patent offices, examiners, and the common pitfalls that can derail patent applications or increase expenses.
Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested getting a patent.
Responding to Office Actions
The firm helps clients respond to Office Actions.
An Office Action is an official letter from a patent office that notifies a patent owner of one or more reasons why the patent application cannot issue as a patent. It is rare for patent applications to issue without needing to respond to objections, rejections, and other issues raised in an Office Action. It is critical to understand the legal basis for the rejections, the culture of the patent office, and effective responses to each legal issue.
An ineffective response can result in reduced claim scope, higher bills, and substantial delays. Too many ineffective responses may force the owner to abandon the application.
Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in responding to an Office Action.
Managing Patent Portfolios
The firm helps clients manage domestic and international portfolios.
As families of patent applications are filed in the U.S. and internationally, the constant flow of communications between the patent owner and the patent offices can become overwhelming. An experienced patent attorney can save in-house counsel time and money by efficiently managing the flow of communications. More importantly, the right patent attorney can help the patent owner focus on the important decisions throughout patent prosecution that preserve claim scope and continuity.
Ineffective patent portfolio management wastes time, increases costs, and scatters the claim coverage of the portfolio.
Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in patent portfolio management.
The firm helps clients by conducting interviews with U.S. examiners.
An examiner interview is an official discussion between an examiner and a patent owner or representative. Examiner interviews are essential for effective patent prosecution. An experienced patent attorney can clear up any miscommunications and present the patent application in its best light with a single meeting or phone call.
However, an ineffective examiner interview wastes time, wastes money, multiplies miscommunications, and can alienate the examiner.
Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in an examiner interview.
Appealing Patent Applications
The firm helps clients by taking appeal briefs before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). This service can include preparing and filing a Notice of Appeal, a Pre-Appeal Brief Request for Review, an Appeal Brief, conducting Oral Arguments, and more.
During patent prosecution, appeals are administrative proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Appeals are generally necessary when the owner of a patent application disagrees with the examiner regarding one or more rejections two or more times.
Due to the costs and delays associated with appeals, they are best avoided. An effective patent attorney can guide an application owner through the appeal process, and present the owner’s arguments in their best light.
However, an ineffective patent attorney wastes time, wastes money, and poorly presents the owner’s arguments.
Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in appealing a patent application.
Reviewing Notices of Allowance
The firm helps clients analyze and respond to Notices of Allowances.
A Notice of Allowance is an official letter from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) indicating that a patent application has been placed in condition for allowance. The Notice of Allowance gives the owner one last chance to find and correct mistakes in that patent application before the patent application issues as a patent.
Once the patent application issues as a patent, the cost for correcting a significant mistake increases by a factor of 20 or more. To save money, it is critical to review the Notice of Allowance, claims, and the overall patent application to correct any mistakes before the patent is allowed to issue.
Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested having an experienced patent attorney review your patent application for errors.
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