Attorneys Handling Patent Law

Our patent attorneys have the knowledge, expertise and experience to handle all your patent needs.

What is a Provisional Patent Application?

A provisional patent application is a patent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that allows you to obtain an effective filing date in a later filed non-provisional patent application, without triggering the start of the patent term (patent term begins on the filing date of a non-provisional patent application).  This is particularly […]

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Do You Have a Patentable Invention?

Contrary to popular belief, ideas, by themselves, cannot be patented. The idea is the first crucial step toward being able to obtain a patent on an invention.

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Can I License a Pending Patent Application?

Provisional patent applications allow you to relatively quickly achieve “patent pending” status for your invention without having to pay the higher cost typically involved with utility patent applications.

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Can I Patent My Software Invention?

A software patent refers to a patent directed to a computer implemented process. Software patent applications that describe ways a computer implemented process is faster, more accurate, provides enhanced functionality, etc. are more likely to be granted than those that just use a computer to perform an existing process more efficiently.

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What is an International PCT Patent Application?

The Patent Cooperation Treaty allows applicants to seek patent protection internationally for their inventions. Filing an international patent application is usually still more expensive than filing a national application directly in the U.S. so proper search and preparation is important before you file.

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What is the process for obtaining a U.S. Patent?

Obtaining a patent in the U.S. can be a very time-consuming and expensive process that typically involves several steps. Prior to filing a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it is best to first find out whether your invention has already been patented.

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Why Should I Conduct a Patent Search?

It is important to determine whether your invention is novel and unique prior to investing more money, resources, and time toward your patenting efforts. A patent search can help assess your needs by carefully comparing and analyzing your invention to the methods and products of other inventions.

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2014 Updated USPTO Patent Examination Guidelines

2014 Updated USPTO Patent Examination Guidelines regarding patent eligibility.

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What is Patent Marking?

Patent marking is the process of adding notices on your products to notify others that these products are either patented or that a patent application has been filed on these products.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Issue Revised Guidelines on Patent Eligibility Soon!

On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held the first Bicoastal Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCBCP) Meeting.  The BCBCP was created as a public forum for individuals in this industry to share ideas, experiences, and insights with the USPTO staff.  During this BCBCP meeting, the USPTO indicated that they intend […]

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