What Type of Patent Do You Need?
Trusted Patent Attorneys
Where Your Intellectual Property Matters
Since the beginning of time, individuals have been coming up with new and
useful processes, machines, manufactures, compositions of matter, or new
and useful improvements thereof. The ability to exclude others from using
or selling these compensates the inventor for the time, effort, and resources
used to create the invention. This is where an attorney comes in.
A patent lawyer is able to help you protect your intellectual property.
When you obtain a patent, you are claiming the invention as your own,
and anyone who infringes on your invention may be subject to legal action.
Inventions require a lot of time and effort and it is important to understand
how to protect these valuable assets.
How can a lawyer help?
Because of the complexities concerning intellectual property and patent
laws, it is highly advisable to retain a lawyer when dealing with these
matters. Your first step should be to consult an experienced patent attorney.
A lawyer can assist you in the following ways:
- Providing counsel on how to best protect your intellectual property
- Performing a prior art search
- Drafting a patent application
- Seeking foreign protection for your invention
Whether domestic or foreign, it is extremely important to file for a patent
registration in order to prevent others from using, making, or selling
your invention. Patent protection is limited to the country in which a
patent is granted. Therefore, it may be desirable to file for protection
in a number of countries.
If you have invented a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or
composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, it is
crucial that you consider hiring a competent patent attorney.
There are various types of patents, including:
- Utility patent
- Design patent
It is important to understand which kind of patent you need, and what can
or cannot be patented.
If you believe you have an original idea or invention,
contact a patent attorney to discuss your options and legal rights.