Utility Patent Services
Affordable cost expert Utility Patent Services from our USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner. Online Patent Services Specialist.
We offer Patenting Services for all types and kinds of patent applications.
- Utility Patents, Design Patents, and Plant Patents
- US & PCT (International) Applications.
- Provisional Patent Applications (PPA) Patent Pending Applications
- Provisional to Non-Provisional Conversions & Applications.
- Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
Patent Search. Prior Art Search. A search to determine whether there are products and inventions similar to an idea for an invention that you want to patent. A professional prior art search is a necessary first step in applying for a patent.
Novelty Search. Patentability Search. A search to determine whether an invention is new and patentable. A patentability determination is advised before the inventor files a patent application.
Important TIP. Proper searching before or during patent application writing greatly enhances good patent specification writing. Searching also guides writing claims to improve the protection they provide for your invention. Proper searching can reduce or eliminate potential rejections and objections. Thus, it can save you money.
A Patentability Study leads to a determination as to whether any claims in a US patent may be valid.
A 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.
A 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.
What is Patent Application Writing? It is the writing, editing, and preparing the specification, claims, and drawings for an application.
Note: If the inventor does not have drawings that are compliant with the submittal requirements of the USPTO, we can edit or arrange new ones as needed.
What is Patent Application Filing? It is the submitting of all the documents and information needed for an application to the patent office.
What is Patent Prosecution? It 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 things like, letters to address any rejections or objections made regarding a patent application, amendments to add new or revised claims, or the conducting of examiner interviews.
Confidentiality is Important
Disclosures to patent practitioners 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.