What is a USPTO Registered Patent Agent?
A USPTO Registered Patent Agent is a patent practitioner. A patent practitioner is a person who is licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to represent inventors and prosecute patents. Our firm’s professional patent services agent is available online. Contact us to start the steps to patent.
What Does a Patent Agent do?
A patent agent is a person who provides patenting services such as prior art searching, patentability studies, application writing and filing, and follow up correspondence on patent applications (prosecution).
Disclosures to patent practitioners (agents) are covered by client controlled privilege. We ensure confidentiality of our services by doing all prior art searching, application writing, filing, and patent prosecution in-house. Newly filed applications are treated as confidential for about 18 months by patent offices around the world, but then they are published. Issued patents are public.