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On many occasions, the U.S. Supreme Court has marveled at the complexity of patent law sometimes referring to the patent application as the most complex legal document on earth.

  • As an inventor, the last thing you want is a competitor poking holes in your patent, effectively rendering it useless and essentially putting you out of business.

  • That is why its super important to keep a high-powered law firm in your quiver of arrows so that you can benefit from their war chest of knowledge.

We have over a quarter-century of experience and are licensed to represent inventors before the USPTO.

Our team of U.S. Patent Attorneys love an interesting challenge and have the experience necessary to make your idea a resounding success.  Here are just a few IP areas we specialize in:

Patent Search & Legal Opinion

Don’t bother filing a patent application if the idea is already patented. This pretty much sums up the purpose of why you should do a Design & Provisional Patent Search.

A Patent Search accomplishes the following:

  • Is the idea novel or new?  If not….

  • Dig up the closest thing to see if it will cause a problem

A smart inventor will not waste time and money filing a patent application on an idea that has already been patented.  The application will surely get rejected by the USPTO.

  • Our Patent Search will be conducted by a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney

  • We search U.S. and Foreign patents

  • The process takes about 3-7 business days

  • You will receive a search report about 10-20 pages in length

  • You will also receive a Legal Opinion from one of the patent attorneys

Please prepare yourself because we almost always find something close to your idea, let’s just hope that your idea can be distinguished from what we dig up.

Provisional Patent Application

If you are on a budget or are unsure about the success of your idea, you may want to file a provisional patent. Filing a Provisional Patent is half the cost of Utility Application and will:

  • Give you the almighty filing date (Patent Pending)

  • Allow you to start manufacturing and selling your idea

  • Only lasts 1 year then you must file a Utility Patent

Inventors usually file a provisional patent to test the marketplace.  Then use the profits, if any, to finance the Utility Patent and then its off to the races.

  • But remember – the Provisional Patent will go abandoned unless you follow it up with a Utility Patent within 1 year of the Provisional filing.

Utility Patent Application

If you believe that your idea will make money, you may want to skip the Provisional and file a Utility Patent.

The word utility means useful. So if you feel that your idea has use to humanity, even if it’s for entertainment purposes, you may want to protect the idea with a Utility Patent.

The Utility Patent application will:

  • Give you the almighty filing date (Patent Pending)

  • Allow you to start manufacturing and selling your idea

  • Grant you a monopoly on the idea for 20 years

You are not guaranteed to make money if you file a patent but you certainly have a horse in the race.

Design Patent Application

A Design Patent is a form of intellectual property protection which allows an inventor to protect the original shape or surface ornamentation of a useful manufactured article. This applies to any unique form or otherwise perceivable design features of an object – for instance, a chair, table, hand tool, clock, bottle, purse, software patents, etc…

Whether an invention falls under the scope of a design patent can be a tricky question. There are two basic criteria for eligibility:

  1. The design must be industrial. Thus, a painting or sculpture is not eligible for design patent protection because it is not separable from a useful object.
  2. The design must not be dictated by the function of the article. That is, if the design specifically affects the way the article works, that design would not be separable from function and would not be eligible for design patent protection (though it may be eligible for a utility patent).

Like all patents, a design patent is a right to exclude. That is, it gives the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing articles with the particular design without permission. And design patent rights can be enforced in federal courts.

Trademark Search & Filing

  • A Trademark is critical to a business and is defined as a word, logo, symbol, or tagline that identifies a particular company’s brand. Legal professionals agree:
  • Conducting a Trademark Search is the first step in the Trademark application filing process.
  • The Trademark Search should be conducted by an attorney that is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (very few attorneys are licensed by the USPTO so be careful).

Hiring non-law firms or document preparation companies will usually cost you more money in the long run. Document preparation companies cannot by law give legal advice based on the results of the Trademark Search and therefore cannot tell you if the Trademark you chose is fatally flawed. We refuse to waste client’s money on something that is a sure failure or is infringing. Our firm guarantees to communicate honest results of the Trademark Search as evidenced in our USPTO Trademark application approval rate which is extremely high.

Trademarks are one of the most valuable assets of a business. In today’s world of startups, internet advertising, and marketing, it is more important than ever to have your brand/logo protected with a Federal Trademark Registration. Our practitioners are well versed in U.S. and foreign trademark law. Our attorneys provide the most cutting edge legal representation possible when handling your trademark needs.

Registering your Trademark with the USPTO provides the maximum legal protection for the name of your company or product. Otherwise, another company can come along and exploit your brand name and reputation for their own financial gain.

Trademark Services

  • Federal trademark registration
  • Trademark validity opinions
  • Trademark monitoring
  • Trademark licensing and transfer
  • TTAB
  • Other trademark related matters

Patent Infringement Litigation

If you believe a business has infringed on your patent, you may be able to file a lawsuit to make them stop the infringement and recover financial compensation for the damage you have suffered. Under U.S. law, an infringement may occur when the defendant has made, used, sold or imported the infringing invention or its equivalent.

We take patent infringement claims on a contingency which means the attorney only receive a percentage of what we recover for the client. There are no out of pocket expenses, no hourly fees, expenses or other costs to you. If there is no recovery, the client is not responsible for any attorney’s fees or other expenses.

We work with a network of other law firm in the U.S. who have won infringement lawsuits against some of the largest corporations in the U.S. including Fortune 500 companies and global conglomerates. If you think someone has infringed on your intellectual property, give us a call for a free consultation, at the very least, we’ll be able to get you pointed in the right direction.


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For a free consultation, please call now to speak with one of our U.S. Patent Attorneys. Or submit your info and we’ll call you within 24 hours.