How to Get Started

We pride ourselves on smoothly guiding you through the patent process.

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If you’re ready to get started, we strongly recommend you start with a free consultation. During this exploratory conversation, we will:

  • Listen to your unique needs and goals
  • Provide a high-level evaluation of your situation and legal options
  • Explain how we can help based on your goals
  • Answer your questions and point to useful resources
  • Quote a flat-fee price to work with us on your patent

If we determine you would benefit from our services, and you decide to work with us, we have a tested, clear process. Generally, we start with the following steps:

If necessary and appropriate, we are highly qualified to argue for the approval of your application.

The Power of Our Patent Evaluation ​

Most patent attorneys do not start with this critical first step, which we feel is a tremendous flaw. Our process starts with this signature step because it ensures we do not waste your valuable time and resources on a patent you may in fact not need. It also ensures our research is aligned with your business goals.

The patent evaluation gives us the opportunity to collect the right information from you about your idea. This informs our research so that we can give you the best advice about how and whether to proceed with a patent.

During this initial phase, we’ll also learn about your goals. We want to understand your reasons for seeking patent protection. Together, we’ll talk about how owning your intellectual property can help you achieve those goals.

We take the time to learn as much as possible about your idea and your goals. We’ll also guide you through the types and extent of patent protection that would be ideal for you.

We recognize that every client’s situation, motivations, and goals are unique. Our patent evaluation helps us understand the nuances of your situation so that together we can develop an appropriate strategy.

This first step is valuable because it ensures we:

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Do the right research for you
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Give you the right advice about obtaining a patent
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Honestly discuss how patent protection will support your goals

 

 

The flat-free for the patent evaluation includes:

An initial meeting with one of our patent attorneys. Your evaluation is when your attorney learns about you and your project. Together, you'll discuss all the information needed to conduct the research.
All of the required research, which entails our patent attorneys combing through ‘prior art,’ otherwise known as previous inventions that could be similar to yours.
A presentation of the research findings wherein your attorney will will go through the findings by one of our attorneys. During this meeting, he will go through the findings, comparing your idea with what has previously been invented by others.

We make sure to collect ample information about your idea and your future intention for it. This can help us make sure we can conduct the most thorough research and provide you with the best strategy moving forward.

Conducting the right research is crucial when evaluating the success of a patent. We have ample experience researching what’s called “prior art.” Prior art is essentially all the information out in the public that demonstrates an invention is already known. Properly analyzing prior art is essential to determining whether or not to go forward with your patent application.

Our patent evaluation can help you make the best decisions about whether to pursue a patent application, and the best ways to do so.

We will provide you with our assessment of your idea and work with you to develop a strategy moving forward. We will flag any potential hurdles we see in obtaining a patent, and deliver our best assessment for moving forward.

 

 

Lastly,

The flat-fee for the patent evaluation includes a final consultation with one of the patent attorneys. During this meeting, you will discuss:

The prospects of obtaining patent protection.
Whether the patent you obtain would be worthwhile, and whether we can help you obtain your goals.
The appropriate strategies and steps you can take toward obtaining patent protection.
Available options for proceeding with filing one or more patent applications.

Conducting the right research is crucial when evaluating the success of a patent. We have ample experience researching what’s called “prior art.” Prior art is essentially all the information out in the public that demonstrates an invention is already known. 

Properly analyzing prior art is essential to determining whether or not to go forward with your patent application.

 

 

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