Patent Applications and Patent Law
Whether you are a garage inventor with a useful invention, a small business with a groundbreaking idea or an established company looking to put a new product on the market, it is advisable to speak with a patent attorney to discuss protecting your intellectual property with a patent. Utility patents provide a 20-year patent term and design patents provide a 14-year patent term. A patent application properly prepared by a patent attorney can help you avoid many of the pitfalls faced by those applying for protection on their own and can help you maximize the protection for your invention.
Often times, inventors are looking to sell their idea to a larger company with the means to produce, and sell, the invention to a larger market. In these cases, an affordable provisional patent application, properly prepared by a patent attorney, can provide affordable protection, while lending credibility to the invention and preventing the idea from being stolen by a competitor.
While an inventor does not have to be a patent attorney to file for patent protection, it is highly advisable to have a patent attorney guide you through the process of applying for patent protection. The application and examination process is very complex and a patent attorney can help you avoid many of the pitfalls faced by those filing for patent protection on their own.
A patent attorney at The Olmsted Law Group, PLLC can help you with the following:
- Patent searches
- Patentability reports
- Provisional patent applications
- Non-provisional patent applications
- Claims drafting
- Priority claims
- Patent licensing
- Patent acquisition
If you are interested in filing for patent protection or have a question related to patent law, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation to see if a patent attorney would be able to help you with your patent law issue.