What is a Patent Practitioner?
In the United States, a Patent Practitioner is a person who is a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney licensed and registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to represent others before the office and prosecute patent applications. Our online registered patent practitioner is patent agent Gregory D. Carson. You can click verify at the USPTO to do a patent practitioner search at the USPTO and verify Greg’s license. Start the steps to patent for your invention.
What Does a Patent Practitioner do?
A patent practitioner is a person who provides patenting services. Patenting services can be related to new inventions and ideas, and new and existing products and processes. For new inventions, patenting services includes all activities needed to help inventors (and applicants) seek patent protection for an invention. For new and existing products and processes, patenting services includes all activities needed to determine whether a product or process infringes on the intellectual property of others, or is free to operate.
Protect New Inventions
Patent practitioners help inventors (or applicants) seek patent protection for their inventions. There are two phases/stages of patenting services involved in seeking patent protection for your invention. The first phase/stage is filing for patent pending status. The second phase/stage is patent application prosecution. Patent prosecution is all the follow up correspondence with the patent office.
The first phase/stage, in seeking patent protection is filing for protection. Filing for patent protection includes four patenting activities. All four actions are needed to properly file and get patent pending for your invention. Patent practitioner services for filing a patent application include:  prior art searching,  patentability study,  patent application writing, and  patent application filing.
The second phase/stage in seeking patent protection is prosecuting the patent application. Patent prosecution is communicating with the patent office about the patent application. This communication usually takes one of four forms. A registered patent practitioner can provide services for all four:  responses to office actions,  amendments,  new and revised claims, and  examiner interviews. There are other See our patent application prosecution page.
Evaluate New and Existing Products and Processes
For new and existing products and processes, patenting services includes all activities needed to determine whether a product or process infringes on the intellectual property of others, or is free to operate. Patent practitioners can provide all needed patenting services needed to determine whether or not a product or process will infringe or is free to operate.
Confidentiality. Patent Confidentiality. Invention disclosures to patent practitioners are covered by client controlled privilege. We ensure confidentiality of our services by doing all prior art searching, patent application writing, patent application filing, and patent application prosecution in-house.
We represent utility and design invention patent pending applications online at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and at World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).
Expert patent services for all types and kinds of patent applications
- Utility, Design, & Plant Patents.
- US & International (PCT & Hague) Applications.
- Provisional Patent Applications (PPA) Patent Pending Applications.
- Provisional to Non-Provisional Conversions & Applications.
- Prosecution Applications: Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.