Thinking of applying for a patent or need legal help with a patent infringement case? Working with a patent attorney will most likely be necessary and you want to work with only a knowledgeable, supportive and reliable attorney. It is important to get your invention protected and a patent attorney will step in and help you during the process.
What is a Patent?
A patent is an official document that gives rights to the inventor. Think of it like a contract between the inventor and United States Government. You must apply for a patent through the United States Patent and Trademark Office to receive protection. There are 3 different main types of patent categories that include a utility patent, a design patent and a plant patent. It is a long process to apply for a patent. The application is lengthy and a thorough patent search is needed. A patent attorney can help with the application and help with the patent search. Keep in mind the things that are patentable include new, non-obvious and useful processes, machines, articles of clothing and composition of matter. The reason for a patent is to protect your invention from others making, using, selling, importing or offering to sell. Without a patent, others have full rights to do these things without owing you money.
Why a Patent Attorney?
A patent attorney has a solid understanding of all things patents. From protecting a patent to the application process to legal advice through the entire process and even when a patent has been violated. There are many different patents and a patent attorney is well-versed in all of them including chemical patents, internet patents, cosmetic patents, digital patents, electrical patents and more. The right attorney will work in cooperation with you to your full satisfaction.
Attorney Traits to Look For
An attorney will provide insightful assessments of the search results, council to help tweak the application, and can help with the process since they have a thorough understanding of the application. Also, look for an attorney that has been very effective when it comes to patent appeals. When working with a patent attorney, make sure they have experience in the following areas:
- Thorough and comprehensive patent searches
- Insightful assessments of all search results
- Help achieve patent application acceptance with helpful tweaks to your application
- Thorough and smooth patent process
- Help explain the patent process
- Aggressive and persuasive arguments when you need to enforce patent protection
- Effective patent appeals
- International patent protection when needed
Parsons & Goltry
With over 50 years of experience, the intellectual property attorneys at Parsons & Goltry are your go to legal team for all things patents. Our legal team has helped a significant number of inventors achieve success. From starting with the patent process to aggressive patent appeals, an Arizona patent attorney is always on your side, protecting your inventions.