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

traverselegal - September 13, 2014 - Software Patents

At Traverse Legal, PLC we seek to provide strategic patenting advice in a cost-effective manner. For this reason, 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. We have created this upfront project because we believe that it is important for you to get this advice before diving into prior art-related patentability projects or a patent application. Our Initial Patent Assessment is a flat fee project that includes an “on sale bar” analysis, inventorship analysis, and a small entity check. We will advise you on different types of patent applications and patent searching options, and recommend a patenting strategy based upon your business goals for your new technology. The end result is knowing whether you may file for patent protection, if there are deadlines by which you must file for patent protection (or else your potential patent rights are gone), and a specific plan and budget for moving forward.

If your invention is a software or Internet [or biotech] related invention, we also recommend a Section 101 Abstract Idea consultation, so that you may learn about recent developments in patent law that significantly impact patentability in this area. This data should be considered by you in deciding whether to move forward with seeking patent protection for your software or e-commerce related technology.

SaaS companies provide software applications over the internet on a subscription basis, allowing users to access services via web browsers without the need for installation. This model offers numerous advantages, such as lower upfront costs, automatic updates, and scalability, making it an attractive option for businesses. However, the legal landscape for SaaS is complex, particularly regarding data privacy and intellectual property. Ensuring robust patent protection for SaaS innovations requires navigating these challenges effectively. Working with experienced patent attorneys can help SaaS companies secure their intellectual property and maintain a competitive edge in the market.

Please contact Traverse Legal PLC to get things rolling on seeking patent protection for your invention.

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