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A Patent is a right granted by a government to the inventor, giving the inventor the right, for a limited period, to stop others from making, using or selling the invention without the permission of the inventor. When a patent is granted, the invention becomes the property of the inventor, which - like any other form of property or business asset - can be bought, sold, licensed, etc. Patents are territorial rights. That means that a US Patent will only give the holder rights within the United States and rights to stop others from importing the patented products into the United States.

Patents are intended to cover products or processes that have new functional or technical aspects. The vast majority of Patents are for incremental improvements in known technology; it has been said that innovation is evolution rather than revolution.


Our firm specializes in the preparation and prosecution of Patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and various other international Patent offices. Our team of experts will competently guide your Patent application through the procedural and legal minefields of the United States and/or Foreign National Patent Offices.

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Patent Search

While a patent search is not technically required prior to filing a patent application, we strongly recommend that at a minimum inventors conduct their own basic patent searches before investing in filing patent applications.  Alternately, we can conduct various types of patent searches for our clients.  If you’d like to begin your own searching, we recommend visiting the official United States Patent and Trademark Office site (www.uspto.gov) or Google Patents (www.google.com/patents).  We also recommend you view our patent searching document, available for Free Download when you LIKE US on Facebook.