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Utility Invention Patenting Steps

Utility patents protect how and what your invention does (its function/use).

Carson Patents offers utility invention patenting services for all types and kinds of utility patent applications. Read more about: Patent PendingProvisionalNon-provisional, and US or International (PCT) utility patent applications. Read more about design invention patenting steps below. Back.

This first step to patenting includes two services. The first service is the patent, or prior art search. And, the second service is a patentability evaluation. Back.

Prior Art Search is research to find any products and inventions that are similar to an idea/invention that you want to patent. A professional prior art search is an essential first step in applying for a patent. Back.  

Patentability Evaluation studies the prior art relative to a new invention, or idea, to determine whether an invention is new and patentable. A patentability determination is advised before the inventor files a patent application. At Carson Patents a patentability evaluation is included with our prior art search service. Contact us to for help with any of the steps to patenting for your invention or idea. Back.

Step 2: Utility Patent Application Writing

Patent Application Writing is the writing, editing, and preparing the specificationclaims, and drawings for a patent application. Drawings (if needed) are included in our patent application writing patent service. Writing is the second step to patenting. Contact us to for help with any of the steps to patenting for your invention or idea. Back.

Step 3: Utility Patent Application Filing

Patent Application Filing is the submitting of all the documents, forms, and inventor disclosures needed for an application to the patent office. Filing of the application is included with our patent application writing patent service. The invention is patent pending once it is filed. Filing is the third step to patenting. Contact us to for help with any of the steps to patenting for your invention or idea. Back.

Step 4: Utility Patent Prosecution Services

Patent Prosecution Services are the patent services needed to either [1] represent a patent application through examination, [2] appeal an examination decision, or [3] conduct opposition, reissue, or reexamination proceedings. Prosecution happens after a patent is pending and it occurs both before and after a patent is granted. Back.

Patent Application Prosecution is representing your invention before the USPTO. It is the conducting of communications with the USPTO regarding the examination of a patent application, or a patent. Most frequently it is office action responses for these three things: [1] letters to address any rejections or objections made regarding a patent application, [2] amendments to add new or revised claims, or [3] the conducting of examiner interviews. Prosecution is the fourth step to patenting. Contact us for help to respond to an office action from the patent office. Back.

Design Invention Patenting Steps

Design patents protect an inventive unique design (its appearance/look).

Carson Patents offers design patenting services for all types and kinds of design patent applications. Read more about: Patent Pending and Non-provisional, US or International (Hague) design patent applications. Read more about utility invention patenting steps below. Back.

Step 1: Design Patent Prior Art Search and Patentability Evaluation

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. This is an essential first step to applying for a patent. At Carson Patents our design patenting search services includes an evaluation of the design’s patentability.  Contact us for a search, or to start the steps to patent for your unique design invention. Back.

Step 2: Design Patent Writing

Design Patent Application Writing is the second step to patenting. Writing design applications is crafting the description and proper completion of the drawings. Design patents have only one claim. The claim is for the invented design as shown and described. Contact us to for help with any of the steps to patenting for your unique design invention. Back.

Step 3: Design Patent Filing

Design Patent Application Filing is the third step to patenting. Filing an application is submitting all of the documents, forms, and inventor disclosure information needed for an application to the patent office. Once an application is submitted, the invention becomes patent pendingContact us to start the steps to patenting for your unique design invention. Back.

Step 4: Design Patent Prosecution

Design Patent Prosecution, the fourth step to patenting, is representing your invention before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It is the conducting of communications with the USPTO regarding the examination of a patent application, or a patent. USPTO office action responses are part of prosecution. For design applications, prosecution is mostly things like response letters to address any rejections or objections made during examination. Contact us to for help with any of the steps to patenting for your unique design invention. Back.

Speciality Patenting Services

Patentability, Clearance, & Freedom to Operate Studies

  • Patentability Study leads to a determination as to whether any claims in a US patent may be valid. 
  • Clearance Study leads to a determination as to whether an activity conducted without authority will infringe any valid or enforceable US patent claims for a product or process. 
  • Freedom to Operate Study leads to a determination as to whether you are free to operate (e.g. make, use, and sell a product or activity in the US) without infringing upon any valid or enforceable US patent claims. Back.

Software Patenting

Carson Patents offers patent services for software patenting. Contact us for help with software application patenting. Back.

Do It Yourself Help

Carson Patents offers expert online patent services for pro se inventorsContact us to get help filing your own patent application documents. Back.

Important TIP: When looking for expert patenting services from a Patents Firm/Office, only a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent can prosecute patents. Contact Carson Patents.

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