Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ
What is a Patent?

A patent is the core legal protection for inventors and their inventions. The purpose of this protection is to provide an inventor with the necessary time and space to make, use and sell his or her invention without the threat of completion. In essence, it is the right to exclude others, for a specified time period, from simultaneously building, using or selling that particular invention the marketplace.

Reference Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents, Chapter 1 for more details.

Why Should I Obtain a Patent?

A patent gives the inventor the right to stop others from making, using, selling or importing the patented good s or services without permission of the patent holder. Allowing you to retain exclusive commercial rights, which is a big deal for when you look to monetize your invention. Additionally, there is the altruistic reasoning for patents, and that is as a contribution to the world at large, participating in the advance of technology as a whole.

Reference Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents, Chapter 2 for more details.

What Qualifies for a Patent?

According to the patent statute “Any person who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine manufacture, composition of matter or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent.” This gives us the four main categories of patents.

Process: A set or series of acts, in a certain order and sequence.

Machine: The apparatus itself. The sum of various physical parts that carry out a process.

Manufacture: An assembly or system of apparatuses.

Composition of Matter: The combination and mixing of substances that form a chemical union, and changing them at the atomic level.

Reference Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents, Chapter 3 for more details.

What is a Patentability Search?

For a client that wants to know what patents or publications (known as prior art) are already out in the public. This helps answer the basic question of novelty: “Is my invention or improvement really new?”

A patentability search is a vital part of any IP strategy. Patent searches can help you refine your invention, complete a successful patent application, and fully protect your intellectual property. And, a professional and comprehensive patent search can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and delays. Learn more about patent searches below.

Reference Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents, Chapter 8 for more details.

What is Provisional Vs. Non-Provisional?

A Provisional Patent Application serves to establish a foothold, it is a less formal cursory patent, that once accepted by the USPTO gives you one year to test, build and refine the description and claims of your Non-Provisional application.

A Non-Provisional Patent Application requires a much more in-depth and clearly defined summary of your invention, including technical drawings, Full Claims, description and more.

Reference Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents, Chapter 14 for more details.

What types of Patents are there?

The three major types of Patents available are:

Utility: Structure, operation or composition of a machine, product or process. This covers the function of the invention.

Design: The Non-functional aspect of your creation, protecting the physical appearance and design.

Plant: A patent awarded for the invention or discovery of an asexually reproduced variety of plant, requiring the creation to be reproducible in a lab setting without the aid of mother nature.

Reference Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents, Chapter 15 for more details.

What Is a Copyright?

Copyrights are a set of rights that may be exerted over original works, including literary pieces, musical compositions, and graphic works. Rights that are controlled by copyrights include the rights to do the following:

  • Produce and reproduce the work
  • Distribute copies or recordings
  • Sell the work
  • Display the work publicly
  • Perform the work publicly

Copyrights may be transferred among individuals or companies from the original owner through a copyright license agreement. For example, if a recording artist produces a song, that artist may transfer the right to distribute and sell that work to an agency.

What Are The Types of Copyrighted Works?

You may seek a copyright registration for a variety of types of works, including, but not limited to:

  • Sound recordings and musical works
  • Books and other literary works
  • Dramatic works
  • Pantomimes and choreographed works
  • Pictorial, graphical, and sculptural works
  • Motion pictures
  • Architectural works

Copyrights do not include things like ideas, processes, methods, titles, short phrases, slogans, familiar symbols and designs, listings of ingredients or contents, and typographic lettering. You may seek a patent or trademark for some of these things, but others are not protected. A copyright licensing lawyer can help you determine if your creative work can be protected.

How Do You Register a Copyright?

You obtain a copyright protection on your work immediately when it is created in a tangible form. That may include written, audio recorded, or otherwise fixed into a perceivable form. Although you are not required to register a copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office, you must do so if you wish to assert your rights in a legal forum. Thus, if you want to transfer those rights or argue copyright infringement, you must register your copyright.

Our experienced copyright licensing lawyer can help you register your copyright. We understand the process of filing an application with the U.S. Copyright Office and submitting appropriate information with your registration. You may complete the application online; however, you may also choose to submit a paper form. Additionally, you must also ensure you deposit a copy of your work.

The process of copyright registration can take up to eight months for applications submitted online and up to 10 months if you submit a paper application. However, those times can be extended if you fail to submit the proper documentation or if there is a challenge to your rights. A copyright licensing lawyer can make sure your application is complete. He can also make sure you efficiently file the appropriate information.

How Long Does a Copyright Last?

For works created after January 1, 1978, a copyright lasts 70 years after the death of the author. If the work was created by multiple authors, the copyright lasts 70 years after the death of the last surviving author’s death. For anonymous works or works created for hire, the copyright lasts 95 years from the publication or 120 years from the creation, whichever is shorter.

Works created or published prior to 1978 adhere to a complex set of copyright rules. A copyright licensing lawyer can help you make sure you have rights to your creative work in addition to ensuring those rights are protected.

What Are Copyright Licensing Agreements?

If you own a copyright or hope to obtain copyrights from someone, you may need to create a copyright licensing agreement to transfer those rights. With a copyright licensing agreement, you may choose to transfer all of your rights or specific uses to your works. Our copyright licensing lawyer can help you develop a copyright licensing agreement that meets your needs as well as protects your rights.

Copyright licensing agreements are contracts that should be developed with specific legal information in mind. They should contain the following:

  • Complete description of the work
  • Grant of license detailing rights being transferred
  • Limitations of license
  • Rights and obligations of copyright owner and licensee
  • Details of payment of royalties

The wording of these legal sections should be extremely precise. Our copyright licensing lawyer has extensive experience developing agreements that convey copyrights while protecting the rights of our clients.

How Can a Copyright Licensing Lawyer Help You?

If you are seeking a copyright or hope to transfer rights to a creative work, you need someone to guide you through the process of registration and licensing. Our skilled copyright licensing lawyer will listen to your goals and then develop legal documents that meet your needs. We will efficiently handle your copyright licensing matter. Call us today at (800) 849-1913.

What will I get by going through Bold Patents that I can't get anywhere else?
  1. 1-1 Counseling: Knowledgeable, licensed, registered patent attorneys communicating with you directly throughout the process
  2. Geographically Diverse: With our virtual network of Attorneys, we have a physical presence and foundation in most major cities across the country.
  3. Unmatched Convenience: Instead of driving downtown and making you wait in large Handle the whole process from home
  4. Transparent Pricing: With our flat-rates and clear fee schedules, there is no guessing or surprise monthly bills
  5. Lean Patent Service: We’re lean and mean. Our patent attorneys are all industry-experienced and have the scientific training to get to know you and your invention quickly and efficiently.
  6. Broad Bold Network: We rely on our internal team for most everything, but when special situations arise, we have a broad network of contract and of counsel attorneys to help our clients with anything.
Why should I trust your team, you're so inexperienced/young?
  1. We are Eager: We are not resting in our ivory towers - we are entrepreneurs ourselves. We believe we are the best firm to protect your innovation - and we want to earn your business
  2. Technically Savvy: By having a young staff of attorneys - we are more tech savvy than most any other firm in the country. We were born with technology in our hands - it’s second nature
  3. Recent Technical Degrees: All of our attorneys, while we have several years of patent experience, we also have recent technical backgrounds from major universities - graduating in the 21st, not the 20th century
  4. Energetic: Our youthful energy keeps us agile to accommodate changes in the law and be the most up-to-date we can be
  5. Entrepreneurial: We know what you’re going through, starting a business, developing your product- we’ve done it and can help you navigate the process.
  6. We Work as a Team: We review each other’s work without added expense to you due to our flat fee model.
Do you really understand my technology?
  1. Not Yet: We have a very comprehensive invention disclosure process that will allow any inventor to fully disclose their invention such that any of our attorneys can fully grasp the inventive concept behind the invention.
  2. Value of NOT Knowing: We know the law, that’s our job. There comes a vast array of values that come from working with a Patent Professional. One of those is having a technical writer that does not know your particular invention yet. This will benefit you because we will not overlook any detail, or assume anything about your invention (which someone in your field might).
  3. Technical Attorneys: Each of our USPTO registered Patent Attorneys has at least a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in a STEM or Science field, has passed a rigorous Patent Exam and gone to Law School as well as passed a State Bar. This background of intensive learning, both technical and analytical, will no doubt be of great help to understanding your invention fully
  4. Sometimes Better than You: Yes, I said it. We probably know more about your invention than you do. It’s part of our training actually, and it’s a wonderful thing for you. As you will see - in our process, our Attorneys will actually help you broaden your scope of invention to include other applications that you might not have even considered when you first disclose your first version of your invention.
  5. Research is Included: Because its our job to fully articulate and properly claim your invention - some technical research may be necessary. However, you will not be charged any additional fees for this research - it’s part of the job!
Will I get an ROI for my money invested in this patent process?
  1. It’s up to You: Patents are a very valuable asset to any company. However, you need to be able to find a market need in order to monetize them. We provide you with the legal tools enabling you to be successful. Ultimately, you are responsible for marketing your invention. We recommend doing a patentability search with us before filing an application to determine the likelihood of your invention receiving a patent
  2. And then some. You’ll find that through the invention process, it will open up your eyes to a multitude of innovation spin-offs that stem from one core technology. You want to get a patent not only for the immediate technology you’ve developed, but also to secure your place in emerging markets related to that technology.
  3. Liability Avoidance: Going through the patent search process, will enlighten you to a landscape of enforceable patents that others own, and will guide your path into the market to avoid infringing someone else’s rights
  4. Money, Money, Money: Patents bring most of their financial benefit by preventing competition (for a limited time). This means that you are the only one able to make, use, sell or import your invention into the US. Patents can also be transfered, like any other piece of real or tangible property in order to reap a license royalty or through a lump-sum sale.
Do I really get protection from a patent?
  1. Absolutely: You get protection in the sense you have a right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States.
  2. Preventing Infringement: US Patent Laws enable rights holders to prevent those infringing activities AND collect a reasonable royalty OR your lost profits from the infringement
  3. Exclusivity for Improvements: You can continue to develop your technology and make improvements within the claimed scope of the patent while others would need to license it from you.
Won't the big guys just steal my invention anyway?
  1. Plan on it. The big guys have their arms in many different strategic areas and they may be unintentionally infringing on your patent. Even if they are doing it intentionally, you need to monitor the market to see whether there is a potential infringement. This will open up opportunities for you to monetize your patent rights through license, sale, or enforcement.
  2. Enforcers. The federal courts and the USPTO’s PTAB courts are well-suited for taking on large infringers. In this case, we can take on the goliath companies that may be infringing and sue them for infringement and collect a reasonable royalty OR your lost profits.
  3. Litigation Options: If a large company does infringe your patents, you have options on the patent brokering market to help you sell your patent rights to a larger company who has the deep pockets/resources to take on the other competitor
  4. Infringement is actually a GOOD thing: If you were going to need help manufacturing or implementing your invention, this could also be a win for you as the big guys likely want to continue practicing your invention. Through settlement or litigation, we can secure a reasonable royalty on past sales OR your lost profits and negotiate a license for subsequent sales.
Won't China just make knock-offs as soon as I make this public?
  1. Protect yourself under the PCT: We are also able to help you file international patents to increase the geographical scope of your patent protection.
  2. File in China: We can help you file a patent in China too. Recently, China has been increasing its intellectual property protections for non-domestic entities.
  3. China is Changing: With increased pressure from US politics, tariffs, and “getting serious about IP infringement” - CHina is likely to continue to change course and begin respecting international IP rights and enforcing them on their own people/entities.
  4. Thinking Beyond China: A PCT patent filing can also secure your patent rights in a variety of European and Asian countries.
Why can't I just "license" my product without patents?
  1. Without a Patent, there’s nothing to license: The idea of “licensing” is providing to one or more party some subset of your rights you own; without havnig documented IP ownership, there is essentially nothing to license.  
  2. Know when to Patent: If your invention, once sold on the open market, can be reverse engineered, you need a patent if you want to continue to monetize it. Otherwise, disclosing your invention for manufacturing without a patent could lead to it passing into the public domain. Then you would have no intellectual property rights to your product!
  3. Beware of Sharks: There are many invention brokering companies that will tell you “you don’t need a patent” to do a deal...but be VERY wary of these organizations. Without a patent, there is NOTHING keeping Kevin O'Leary from stealing your product and selling it without your permission - not so “wonderful” is it?
  4. Protection Outside of Patents: Don’t worry if your product isn’t patent eligible, we might be able to secure intellectual property protection under copyright or trademark.
Why shouldn't I just do this on my own or through LegalZoom or other legal form websites?
  1. Cringeworthy Disclaimers: LegalZoom disclaimer: “LegalZoom is not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage related to your use of this site or any site linked to this site, whether from errors or omissions in the content of our site or any other linked sites, from the site being down or from any other use of the site. In short, your use of the site is at your own risk. Read more at: legalzoom.com/disclaimer.html. Buyer beware
  2. Not for your “Baby”: There may be a time for using bargain legal services, but protecting your intellectual property is not one of them. A subpar/unskilled drafted patent application likely claims less protection than a properly drafted patent from a patent attorney
  3. Patent Attorneys, not merely Agents: Many low-budget patent operations are comprised of Patent Agents (those technical writers that do not have law degrees). Without law degrees, an understanding of recent case law and how patents should be crafted to broaden scopes and avoid rejection/issues down the road is invaluable.
    1. We are specially trained professionals who focus on securing intellectual property protection for our clients and supporting their business needs.

      1.    We know the law - recent cases, decisions, and latest updates on how examiners will review claims

      2.    We know the lingo of the examiners at the Patent and Trademark Office.

      3.    We know legal nuances and rule exceptions that can get a difficult/complicated/ patent application approved and issued.

Why a Patent Attorney and not a Patent Agent?
  1. We Know the Law: Would you go to a dentist that only knew how to put in fillings? Or would you want a dentist that could help explain how to prevent cavities in the first place? How about the kind of tax preparation you can get from Turbotax online, versus an in-person CPA that asks the right questions and gets you a larger return? Patent Attorneys are fully enabled to practice law.
    1. We can give legal advice regarding business decisions, contracts, and licenses.
    2. We’re proactive, see the end-game, and know how courts and juries are ruling on patents to avoid pitfalls.
    3. Patent attorneys prepare your patent application with an eye toward your business goals.
  2. Give you Opinions: Patent attorneys can provide legal opinions:
    1. Patentability Opinions on whether to file a patent application;
    2. Validity Opinions on current patents that may or may not stand the test of a judge/jury in a courtroom;
    3. Infringement Opinions on whether an alleged infringing product/device is indeed infringing on the claims; and
    4. Landscape/Market Opinions- also called a “Freedom to Operate” opinion - whereby we opine on whether a specific product or service will or will not infringe any active patents in that space.
    5. Patent attorneys prepare your patent application to discourage would-be infringers and prevent designing around your invention.
  3. We got your Back in Court: Patent attorneys can represent you in court:
    1. PTAB representation at the USPTO’s administrative judicial panel; and
    2. Federal Court representation - we stand ready to file complaints or answer complaints and take it all the way to trial if need be.
    3. Patent attorneys prepare your patent application and are willing to take that extra step to defend/enforce your patent rights in court.
We’ve got your Back in Court: Patent attorneys can represent you in court?
  1. Patent attorneys prepare your patent application and are willing to take that extra step to defend/enforce your patent rights in court.
    1. PTAB representation at the USPTO’s administrative judicial panel
    2. Federal Court - we stand ready to file complaints or answer complaints and take it all the way to trial if need be.
 
What will I get by going through Bold Patents that I can't get anywhere else?
  1. 1-1 Counseling: Knowledgeable, licensed, registered patent attorneys communicating with you directly throughout the process.
  2. Geographically Diverse: With our virtual network of Attorneys, we have a physical presence and foundation in most major cities across the country.
  3. Unmatched Convenience: Instead of driving downtown and making you wait in large rooms, we handle  the whole process and you can contact us from your home.
  4. Transparent pricing: With our flat-rates and clear fee schedules, there is no guessing or surprise monthly bills.
  1. Lean Patent Service: We’re lean and mean. Our patent attorneys are all industry-experienced and have the scientific training to get to know you and your invention quickly and efficiently.
  2. Broad Bold Network: We rely on our internal team for most everything, but when special situations arise, we have a broad network of contract and of counsel attorneys to help our clients with anything.
Why should I trust your team, you're so inexperienced/young?
    1. We are Eager: We are not resting in our ivory towers - we are entrepreneurs ourselves. We believe we are the best firm to protect your innovation - and we want to earn your business.
    2. Technically Savvy: By having a young staff of attorneys - we are more tech savvy than most any other firm in the country. We were born with technology in our hands - it’s second nature.
    3. Recent Technical Degrees: All of our attorneys, while we have several years of patent experience, we also have recent technical backgrounds from major universities - graduating in the 21st, not the 20th century.
    4. Energetic: Our youthful energy keeps us agile to accommodate changes in the law and be the most up-to-date we can be.
    5. Entrepreneurial: We know what you’re going through, starting a business, developing your product- we’ve done it and can help you navigate the process.
    6. We Work as a Team: We review each other’s work without added expense to you due to our flat fee model.
Do you really understand my technology?
    1. Not Yet: We have a very comprehensive invention disclosure process that will allow any inventor to fully disclose their invention such that any of our attorneys can fully grasp the inventive concept behind the invention.
    2. Value of NOT Knowing: We know the law, that’s our job. There comes a vast array of values that come from working with a Patent Professional. One of those is having a technical writer that does not know your particular invention yet. This will benefit you because we will not overlook any detail, or assume anything about your invention (which someone in your field might).
    3. Technical Attorneys: Each of our USPTO registered Patent Attorneys has at least a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in a STEM or Science field, has passed a rigorous Patent Exam and gone to Law School as well as passed a State Bar. This background of intensive learning, both technical and analytical, will no doubt be of great help to understanding your invention fully.
    4. Sometimes Better than You: Yes, I said it. We probably know more about your invention than you do. It’s part of our training actually, and it’s a wonderful thing for you. As you will see - in our process, our Attorneys will actually help you broaden your scope of invention to include other applications that you might not have even considered when you first disclose your first version of your invention.
    5. Research is Included: Because it’s our job to fully articulate and properly claim your invention - some technical research may be necessary. However, you will not be charged any additional fees for this research - it’s part of the job!
Will I get an ROI for my money invested in this patent process?
    1. It’s up to You: Patents are a very valuable asset to any company. However, you need to be able to find a market need in order to monetize them. We provide you with the legal tools enabling you to be successful. Ultimately, you are responsible for marketing your invention. We recommend doing a patentability search with us before filing an application to determine the likelihood of your invention receiving a patent.
    2. And then some. You’ll find that through the invention process, it will open up your eyes to a multitude of innovation spin-offs that stem from one core technology. You want to get a patent not only for the immediate technology you’ve developed, but also to secure your place in emerging markets related to that technology.
    3. Liability Avoidance: Going through the patent search process, will enlighten you to a landscape of enforceable patents that others own, and will guide your path into the market to avoid infringing someone else’s rights.
    4. Money, Money, Money: Patents bring most of their financial benefit by preventing competition (for a limited time). This means that you are the only one able to make, use, sell or import your invention into the US. Patents can also be transferred, like any other piece of real or tangible property in order to reap a license royalty or through a lump-sum sale.
Do I really get protection from a patent?
    1. Absolutely: You get protection in the sense you have a right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States.
    2. Preventing Infringement: US Patent Laws enable rights holders to prevent those infringing activities AND collect a reasonable royalty OR your lost profits from the infringement.

Exclusivity for Improvements: You can continue to develop your technology and make improvements within the claimed scope of the patent while others would need to license it from you

Won't the big guys just steal my invention anyway?
    1. Plan on it. The big guys have their arms in many different strategic areas and they may be unintentionally infringing on your patent. Even if they are doing it intentionally, you need to monitor the market to see whether there is a potential infringement. This will open up opportunities for you to monetize your patent rights through license, sale, or enforcement.
    2. Enforcers. The federal courts and the USPTO’s PTAB courts are well-suited for taking on large infringers. In this case, we can take on the goliath companies that may be infringing and sue them for infringement and collect a reasonable royalty OR your lost profits.
    3. Litigation Options: If a large company does infringe your patents, you have options on the patent brokering market to help you sell your patent rights to a larger company who has the deep pockets/resources to take on the other competitor.
    4. Infringement is actually a GOOD thing: If you were going to need help manufacturing or implementing your invention, this could also be a win for you as the big guys likely want to continue practicing your invention. Through settlement or litigation, we can secure a reasonable royalty on past sales OR your lost profits and negotiate a license for subsequent sales.
Won't China just make knock-offs as soon as I make this public?
    1. Protect yourself under the PCT: We are also able to help you file international patents to increase the geographical scope of your patent protection.
    2. File in China: We can help you file a patent in China too. Recently, China has been increasing its intellectual property protections for non-domestic entities.
    3. China is Changing: With increased pressure from US politics, tariffs, and “getting serious about IP infringement” - Chinais likely to continue to change course and begin respecting international IP rights and enforcing them on their own people/entities.

Thinking Beyond China: A PCT patent filing can also secure your patent rights in a variety of European and Asian countries

Why can't I just "license" my product without patents?
    1. Without a Patent, there’s nothing to license: The idea of “licensing” is providing to one or more parties some subset of your rights you own; however, without having documented IP ownership, there is essentially nothing to license.  
    2. Know when to Patent: If your invention can be reverse engineered once sold on the open market, you need a patent if you want to continue to monetize it. Otherwise, disclosing your invention for manufacturing without a patent could lead to it passing into the public domain. Then you would have no intellectual property rights to your product!
    3. Beware of Sharks: There are many invention brokering companies that will tell you “you don’t need a patent” to do a deal...but be VERY wary of these organizations. Without a patent, there is NOTHING keeping Kevin O'Leary from stealing your product and selling it without your permission - not so “wonderful” is it?
    4. Protection Outside of Patents: Don’t worry if your product isn’t patent eligible, we might be able to secure intellectual property protection under copyright or trademark.
Why shouldn't I just do this on my own or through LegalZoom or other legal form websites?
    1. Cringeworthy Disclaimers: LegalZoom disclaimer: “LegalZoom is not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage related to your use of this site or any site linked to this site, whether from errors or omissions in the content of our site or any other linked sites, from the site being down or from any other use of the site. In short, your use of the site is at your own risk. Read more at: legalzoom.com/disclaimer.html. Buyer beware!
    2. Not for your “Baby”: There may be a time for using bargain legal services, but protecting your intellectual property is not one of them. A subpar/unskilled drafted patent application likely claims less protection than a properly drafted patent from a patent attorney.
    3. Patent Attorneys, not merely Agents: Many low-budget patent operations are comprised of Patent Agents (those technical writers that do not have law degrees). Without law degrees, an understanding of recent case law and how patents should be crafted to broaden scopes and avoid rejection/issues down the road is invaluable.
  1. We are specially trained professionals who focus on securing intellectual property protection for our clients and supporting their business needs.
    1. We know the law - recent cases, decisions, and latest updates on how examiners will review claims.
    2. We know the lingo of the examiners at the Patent and Trademark Office.
    3. We know legal nuances and rule exceptions that can get a difficult/complicated/ patent application approved and issued.
Why a Patent Attorney and not a Patent Agent?

a. We Know the Law: Would you go to a dentist that only knew how to put in fillings? Or would you want a dentist that could help explain how to prevent cavities in the first place? How about the kind of tax preparation you can get from Turbotax online, versus an in-person CPA that asks the right questions and gets you a larger return? Patent Attorneys are fully enabled to practice law.

  1. We can give legal advice regarding business decisions, contracts, and licenses.
  2. We’re proactive, see the end-game, and know how courts and juries are ruling on patents to avoid pitfalls.
  3. Patent attorneys prepare your patent application with an eye toward your business goals.

b. Give you Opinions: Patent attorneys can provide legal opinions:

  1. Patentability Opinions on whether to file a patent application;
  2. Validity Opinions on current patents that may or may not stand the test of a judge/jury in a courtroom;
  3. Infringement Opinions on whether an alleged infringing product/device is indeed infringing on the claims; and
  4. Landscape/Market Opinions- also called a “Freedom to Operate” opinion - whereby we opine on whether a specific product or service will or will not infringe any active patents in that space.
  5. Patent attorneys prepare your patent application to discourage would-be infringers and prevent designing around your invention.

cWe got your Back in Court: Patent attorneys can represent you in court:

  1. PTAB representation at the USPTO’s administrative judicial panel; and Federal Court representation - we stand ready to file complaints or answer complaints and take it all the way to trial if need be.
  2. Patent attorneys prepare your patent application and are willing to take that extra step to defend/enforce your patent rights in court.

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