Patents

Skilled Guidance For Patent Prosecution

There is a lot of misconceptions surrounding patents. For example, a patent holder does not have the exclusive right to make, use, or sell a patented item. However, it does grant a patent holder the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the patented item. For an item to be eligible for patent protection, it must be useful, innovative, novel and non-obvious. The legal term for the patent application process is patent prosecution and requires great attention to detail and an understanding of the complex legal concepts underpinning this process.

At John C. Laurence Law, PLLC, our attorney brings nearly a decade of experience to the prosecution of national and international patents. As a former electrical engineer, our lawyer has an eye for detail and understands the intricate workings of the patent prosecution process. We put this experience and knowledge to work for inventors and businesses who are seeking a patent.

Step-By-Step Guidance Through The Patent Process

As a member of the patent bar, our attorney can help guide you through the patent prosecution process one step at a time. We perform all necessary due diligence in determining whether an item is eligible for patent protection. If we believe an invention is patentable, we will prepare and file all of the required documentation. If the initial application is denied, we will request a re-examination and can make a case before the Patent Trial and Appeal board, if necessary.

It is important to keep in mind that patents are territorial. That is, if you receive a U.S. patent, it is only effective and enforceable in the United States. International patents are also available, and we can help with that process as well. We also help clients with patent enforcement if their patent is being infringed.

Patent Or Trade Secret?

Many inventors and businesses may desire to keep the details of their patentable items under wraps. A patent necessarily discloses many features of an invention and is not covered by trade secret law. We can help determine the proper approach to your design and let you know whether you are better off seeking patent protection or pursuing an action under trade secret law.

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To find out how we can help protect your invention, call us at 917-997-9967. You may also contact us online, and we will respond to your message promptly. Headquartered in New York, New York, we serve both national and international clients.