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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More