Design Invention Patenting Services
Design Patent Services. What is a design patent? A design patent application seeks patent protection for inventive ornamental design (the appearance/look). We offer affordable design patent services by a USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner. US & Hague Design Patents protect an inventive unique design (its appearance/look). Carson Patents® offers affordable expert design patent application services following our four step process. The four steps to patenting are the following: First, prior art search and patentability evaluation. Second, application writing. Third, application filing. And fourth, patent prosecuting. Contact us for help with any of the steps to patent.
Step 1: Prior Art Search & Patentability Evaluation
Design patent services includes patent searching. A Design Patent Prior Art Search is a search to determine whether there are products and inventions similar to the design that you want to patent. Carson Patents® design patenting prior art search service includes an evaluation of the designs patentability. Start the steps to patenting for your unique inventive design.
Step 2: Application Writing
Design patent services includes patent writing. Design Patent Application Writing is crafting the description and proper presentation of the drawings. Design patents have only one claim. The claim is for the invented design as shown and described. At Carson Patents® proper drawings are included in our patent application writing services.
Step 3: Application Filing
Design patent services includes patent filing. Design Patent Application Filing is submitting all of the documents, forms, and inventor disclosure information needed for an application to the patent office. Once an application is properly submitted, the design is patent pending. Start the steps to patenting for your unique inventive design, contact us.
Step 4: Patent Prosecution
Design patent services includes patent prosecution. Design Patent Prosecution is representing an application through examination, appealing an examination decision, or conducting a proceeding. Prosecution is usually responses to office actions sent during examination. Contact Carson Patents® for design patent prosecution help, or to start the steps to patenting.
Design Patent Services FAQ’s
What is the difference between a utility patent and a design patent?
A utility patent protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101). A design patent protects the way an article looks (35 U.S.C. 171). You can get both design and utility patents for an article if invention resides both in its utility and ornamental appearance. Utility and design patents afford legally separate protection. But frequently, the utility and design of a product are not easily separable. Products may possess both functional and ornamental characteristics.
What is patent application prosecution?
New inventors frequently ask this question. Patent Application Prosecution is representing your invention before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Patent application prosecution is the patent services needed to either  represent a patent application through examination,  appeal an examination decision, or  conduct opposition, reissue, or reexamination proceedings. Patent application prosecution happens after a patent is pending and it occurs both before and after a patent is granted. Contact Carson Patents® for help.
What is patentability?
Our most frequently asked question (FAQ). Patentability is a combination of two evaluations. The first is a determination of whether an idea or invention meets the criteria to be patentable. In other words, is the invention patent eligible subject matter? The second evaluation, is a three part determination. Firstly, whether it exists in the prior art. Secondly, whether it conflicts with another invention or idea. And, thirdly, whether it would be obvious to try for a person having ordinary skill in the art. Contact us for a prior art search and patentability study for your idea or invention.
Which patent offices does Carson Patents® work with?
We file and prosecute utility and design invention patent pending applications online at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and at World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).
– USPTO online filing at – Patent Center, and EFS Web – for US utility and design patent applications.
– WIPO online filing at – PCT Applications – for international utility patent applications.
– WIPO online filing at – Hague Applications – for international design patent applications.