What type of protection does a Utility Patent give?
A utility patent can be the most appropriate form of protection in order to prevent other people from making, using, or selling the same combination of structural elements.
What are the considerations for getting a Utility Patent?
A utility patent application should illustrate and describe a workable example of your invention to the satisfaction of the rules of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
But also you want that utility patent application to create effective boundaries that keep other people from exploiting the technology, the idea, your invention, without your permission.
Is a Utility Patent appropriate for protecting my idea?
If the invention is different in structure from previous inventions, and that structure provides a functional improvement, then it is likely a good candidate for a a utility patent.
What are the steps toward getting a utility patent?
1. We perform a Patent Evaluation to determine the appropriateness and availability of a utility patent
2. Prepare and file a Patent Application
3. The application is reviewed, approved, and granted by the Patent Office.
Each patent and idea is unique and so is every situation.
We understand that and work with our clients to understand the nuances and develop an individual and appropriate patent and intellectual property strategy.