What is a patent? A patent is a property right granted by a government to a patent owner. In the United States, a patent gives the patent owner the right to “exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling their invention throughout the United States or importing their invention into the United States” during the patent term.
How to obtain a patent? To seek a patent in the United States, a patent application is submitted to and examined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. To seek a patent in multiple foreign countries, the cost-efficient way is to start the application with either the patent office of any country that is a party to the Paris Cooperation Treaty or World Intellectual Property Organization.
You are thinking of patenting a great idea that no one else has ever thought of. What are the steps from an idea to a patent? Or, you are the owner of a patent, and opportunities have come to you for transfer of ownership or license of the patent. What to do to make sure all steps are done correctly? Let us help you.
|•||We will conduct a patentability search and provide a report of our findings.|
|•||We will file a patent application, respond to office actions, and communicate on your behalf with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.|
|•||We will assist you in seeking patents in foreign countries.|
|•||We will prepare necessary agreements for you to seek assistance in refining your invention while keeping it in confidence.|
|•||We will review existing term sheets, prepare license agreements, and advise you in order for you to maximize your patent value.|
|•||We will prepare assignments of patents and file recordation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.|
|•||We will advise you on other aspects of patent law.|