Attorneys Handling Patent Law

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

Can I Patent my Biotechnology or Life Sciences Invention?

The USPTO has instituted new guidelines for patenting natural substances. Does your invention constitutes a “natural substance” and will fall under these new guidelines?

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I Want to Patent an Invention. Where Do I Start?

To start a patent, first we begin with an Initial Patent Assessment project to learn about your invention, and advise you on some of the USPTO requirements for patentability, to determine your eligibility for filing a patent application.

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Can I Patent My Software or E-Commerce Invention?

Patenting software and Internet commerce related inventions has become tricky. If you are interested in patenting a new software or Internet invention, please contact us for a Section 101 Abstract Idea consultation.

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How to Patent an Idea

Patenting an idea involves a variety of different steps. A good patent lawyer will be able to help you understand whether or not your idea is worth patenting as an initial step.

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AIA Proposed First-to-Invent Rules

On Thursday, July 26, 2012, the USPTO announced publication in the Federal Register of proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines for the first-inventor-to-file provision of the AIA. The first-inventor-to-file provision converts the United States from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-inventor-to-file” system. How will this affect our clients, the inventors?  Primarily by making it more important […]

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Provisional Applications for Patent – In a Nutshell

A “provisional application for patent” – usually called a provisional patent application – is basically a 12-month placeholding application.   It is less expensive than a regular (non-provisional) patent application, because the filing fee is lower ($125 vs. $530), and because it does not require a set of patent claims to be appended to the technical […]

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