The Patent Process

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A patent is a protected foundation for your innovation. Done properly, it’s also an important investment in your business.

Legally speaking, a patent prevents others from infringing on your invention in the marketplace. But getting a patent can be complicated. That’s why we pride ourselves on smoothly guiding you through this process. In this video series, we’ll outline the entire patent process. We’ll clearly explain how we can help. We’ll also give you some tips that will position you for success in getting across the patent finish line.

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There are different types of patents and it can be important to know which one is right for you and your invention, and which one will provide the most comprehensive protection. It can also be really important to make sure your invention is even patentable in the first place, as there are some concepts and inventions that are not patentable for one reason or another. Next Video > | Before You Start A Patent Project

Our Patent Process

While no two patents are ever the same, the process to secure one generally follows the same flow. If you decide to move forward with us, here’s a likely timeline of what you can expect:

30 minutes to 1 hour
Discovery Conversation

You’ll start by speaking with someone on our project development team about your invention. During this conversation, we’ll explore if a patent evaluation makes sense for your goals.

You can book this by calling [need phone number] or on our website, on a day and time that works best for you.

30 minutes to 1 hour
30 minutes to 1 hour
Patent Evaluation I: Kick-off Meeting
If you do decide to move forward, you’ll meet with one of our patent attorneys.

This is when we’ll dive deeper into the details of your invention. Of course, this will be done in confidence to protect your idea.

Our attorney will evaluate how likely you are to secure a patent. He’ll also discuss your overall business plan and goals for your invention. He might compile follow-up questions, or request more information, too.
30 minutes to 1 hour
2 weeks
Patent Evaluation II: Prior Art Search
Next our team will comb through public archives for proof that the invention already exists.

Our team expertly searches, proactively finding potential legal hurdles. This lays the critical groundwork for your patent strategy.
2 weeks
1 hour
Patent Evaluation III: Findings
Once our research is complete, our patent attorney will walk you through the findings. He’ll also advise you on whether it’s worthwhile to pursue a patent based on this information.

This conversation will also cover the types of patent applications that can be filed, along with fees and advantages associated with each one.
1 hour