Patent Prosecution Attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth
Helping You Apply for Patents
Americans are innovative people, coming up with new and better products and processes all the time. This June 19, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued its ten millionth patent. People who do not understand the U.S. patent application process – referred to as “patent prosecution” by patent attorneys and others in the field – risk losing the value of their inventions or infringing on an existing patent.
At Norred Law, we have helped countless clients through the patent prosecution process. We are passionate about seeing our clients’ ideas come to life and bring them success. Our clientele includes residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, throughout Texas, and across the United States.
Protecting Your Patent Rights
Of the three major IP protections — patents, trademarks, and copyrights — protecting patents is the most important, the most complicated, and the most costly. Fortunately for you, our firm works with patents in almost every industry, including electronic and biomedical products, consumer products, and oilfields. Whenever good ideas can be turned into inventions, we stand ready to assist.
Navigating the Patent Prosecution Process – Patent Search, Patent Application, And Patent Office Actions
The process of seeking a patent is called “patent prosecution” and can be performed by anyone – no attorney is required. However, laymen who have never sought a patent are well advised to hire representation. If an idea really is worth millions of dollars, then skimping on attorney fees and filing your own patent application cannot be considered a wise move. The process is difficult even for those who file patent applications for a living.
And beware of invention promotion businesses - infomercials on late-night television inviting you to submit your idea to an invention promotion organization are required to comply with federal laws that reveal their success (or failure) rate.
Treat your invention with the respect it deserves by hiring a patent attorney in Dallas-Fort Worth to assist you. Patent prosecution of a U.S.-issued patent begins with a patent consultation.
From there, you will need to:
- Perform a patent search
- File a patent application
- Respond to office actions by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- Make adjustments and pay the issue fee
There are additional steps to file for patent rights in other countries, but the process described above is for U.S. filing only.
Our high-powered attorneys are ready to utilize their knowledge, skill and experience to provide strategic solutions to your legal needs.
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