Carson Patents provides patenting services for utility, design, and plant patent applications. Utility patents protect how and what an invention does (its use/function). On the other hand, design patents protect inventive unique design (its look/ornamental appearance). Lastly, plant patents protect a plant that possesses new or unique characteristics (35 U.S.C. 161). We offer affordable expert utility, design, and plant invention services following our 5 steps to patent. Our USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner is an online patent services specialist. Contact us for help with any of the 5 steps to patent. 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 Services
A utility patent application seeks patent 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, our Utility Patent Services include provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications for utility inventions. Furthermore, to get patent help, start the steps to a utility patent for your invention.
The 5 steps to patent a utility invention are:  prior art search,  patentability evaluation,  application writing,  application filing, and  patent prosecution. The estimated cost for utility patent services to patent a general utility invention is about $8000 in total. Moreover, check out our 5 steps to patent.
Design Patent Services
A design patent application seeks patent protection for inventive ornamental design – the appearance/look. We work with both U.S. and Hague (international) applications to seek protection your invention where you need it protected. In addition, our Design Patent Services include non-provisional patent 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 patent a utility invention are:  prior art search,  patentability evaluation,  application writing,  application filing, and  patent prosecution. In addition, the estimated cost for design patent services to patent a general design invention is about $4500 in total. Moreover, check out our 5 steps to patent.
Plant Patent Services
A plant patent application seeks patent protection for new plant matter. In sum, we can help with patent pending, provisional, and non-provisional plant patent applications. We work with both U.S. and International (PCT) plant patent applications. Also, we can help with Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, and Substitute Applications. We offer affordable plant patent services by a USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner following our five step process.
The 5 steps to patent a plant invention are:  prior art search,  patentability evaluation,  application writing,  application filing, and  patent prosecution. In addition, the estimated cost for design services to patent a general design invention is about $4500 in total. Moreover, check out our 5 steps to patent.
Carson Patents Articles
- Patent Agent Legal ServicesPatent Agent Legal Services? When it comes to legal rights, in pertinent part, property rights, there are licensed professionals who offer help in exercising or protecting your rights. Lawyers. For patents there are patent practitioners (agent or attorney) to deal with these special rights.
- How to do a Patent SearchThe basics on how to start and conduct a prior art or patent search to find out if an invention is novel and non-obvious. By Carson Patents, USPTO Registered Patent Agent, Gregory Carson.
- Patenting SoftwarePatenting software, is the same as patenting anything else, and, it can all be done online from the comfort of your home or workshop. The complex nature of the requirements means you might want professional help.
- What does Patent Pending mean?The term patent pending legally means a product or activity has an open patent application on file with the patent office. Filing an application for patent protection makes an invention “Patent Pending.”
- What does Patentability mean?First Stage The first evaluation is a determination whether or not an idea or invention is patent eligible subject matter. A process, a machine, a manufacture, or composition of matter can obtain a patent. In the U.S., there are four categories […]
- Patent CostsPatenting Costs article: How much does it cost to get a patent? $5-8k total (US Patent issued), depending on what kind (plant, design or utility), how complex, and in which countries patent protection is sought.
- What is a Patent?Contents What is a Patent? Types of Patents Utility Patent – United States Design Patent – United States Plant Patent – United States 35 U.S.C. 101 – Inventions Patentable International Patent Applications Patent Cooperation Treaty (utility & plant patents) Phase 1 […]
- Patent TrollsWhat is a Patent Troll? Since George Washington created the first patent laws in the United States, Americans have been encouraged to innovate and promote technological developments. However, there are people and/or companies that attempt to abuse the patent legal system, […]
- Patent, Trademark, and Copyright InfringementWhat does Infringement mean? Infringement is a violation (encroachment or trespass) of a right or privilege (law, regulation, contract). In the world of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights) infringement is making, using, and selling a protected invention or registered mark […]
- Can you patent a plant?You can get a patent for a new plant. If it is useful, novel, non-obvious, asexually (not seed) reproduced, and it is not alga, bacteria, fungus, or tuber-propagated you may be able to get a plant patent.