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Carson Patents provides patenting services for utility, design, and plant patent applications. We provide all services needed for both United States (U.S.) patent applications and for International Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent pending applications. Read more about types of U.S. patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read more about “international” PCT patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Office.

Utility applications seek to protect how and what an invention does (its use/function). On the other hand, design applications seek to protect inventive unique design (its look/ornamental appearance). Lastly, plant applications seek to protect a plant that possesses new or unique characteristics (35 U.S.C. 161). We offer affordable expert utility, design, and plant invention patenting services following our 5 steps. Our USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner (patent attorney) is an online services specialist. Contact us for help with any of the 5 steps. The five steps are the same for all three types of patents, however, the details vary slightly between the three.

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Utility Patent Application Services

Utility Patent Applications – Utility Patent Services

A utility patent application seeks protection for what an invention does – the function/use. We work with both U.S. and PCT (international) applications to seek protection of your invention where you need it protected. In addition, for patents in the US, our utility application services include provisional applications and non-provisional applications for utility inventions. Furthermore, to get patent help, start the steps to a utility patent for your invention.

The 5 steps to get utility patents for your inventions are: [1] prior art search, [2] patentability evaluation, [3] application writing, [4] application filing, and [5] patent prosecution. The estimated cost for utility application services for a general utility invention is about $9000 in total. Moreover, check out our 5 steps.

Design Patent Application Services

Design Patent Applications – Design Patent Services

A design patent application seeks protection for inventive ornamental design – the appearance/look. We work with both U.S. and Hague (international) applications to seek protection for your invention where you need it protected. In addition, our design application services include non-provisional applications for design inventions or your invention’s design. Furthermore, to get patent help, start the steps to patent an inventive unique design.

The 5 steps to get a design patent for your creative industrial design inventions are: [1] prior art search, [2] patentability evaluation, [3] application writing, [4] application filing, and [5] patent prosecution. In addition, the estimated cost for design application services for a general design invention is about $5300 in total. Moreover, check out our 5 steps.

Plant Patent Application Services

Plant Patent Applications – Plant Patent Services

A plant patent application seeks protection for new plant matter. In sum, we can help with patent pending, provisional, and non-provisional plant applications. We work with both U.S. and International (PCT) plant applications. Also, we can help with Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, and Substitute Applications. We offer affordable plant application services by a USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner (patent attorney) following our five step process.

The 5 steps to get plant patents for your new plant material inventions are: [1] prior art search, [2] patentability evaluation, [3] application writing, [4] application filing, and [5] patent prosecution. In addition, the estimated cost for plant application services for a general plant invention is about $7000 in total. Moreover, check out our 5 steps.

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Patents Help for all 3 Kinds of Patents to Protect Inventions

Carson Patents offers all patenting legal services needed to seek a protection for your invention, and to maintain and protect your intellectual property. We provide remote online expert professional help for inventors with utility, plant, and design inventions. Additionally, we can also provide trademark registration and maintenance services to seek and maintain protection for brands, business names, slogans, logos, and audio clips.

Patent Confidentiality. Invention disclosures to USPTO Registered Patent Practitioners are covered by client controlled privilege. You are free to discuss your invention with a licensed patent practitioner.

Important Tip: When looking for expert patenting services help only a USPTO registered patent attorney or patent agent can prosecute patents for you in the US..