Why Get a Patent?
Patents protect your inventions. When you get a patent, no one else is allowed to make, use, sell, or import anything that is covered by your patent, without your permission. Such activities constitute infringement of your patent, and your patent gives you the right to stop those infringers. TechnicalAttorney can help you stop infringers.
Do you have a great idea, but you’re afraid that if you share it with someone else that they’ll run with it and cut you out? Things like that really happen, and that’s why you need to get a patent. TechnicalAttorney can help you get that patent.
Have you ever seen “your invention” for sale in a store window, on the Internet, or advertised on TV, and then wondered why you didn’t get a patent on your invention years ago when you first thought of it? TechnicalAttorney can work with you to get your patent application on file quickly.
Does TechnicalAttorney Understand my Technology?
In a word – YES. Rick Barnes has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and spent almost ten years of his career working as an engineer and manager in the semiconductor industry. He is thoroughly versed in computer hardware and software, having run his own consulting company for years before going to law school. Rick has been interested his entire life in all things technical.
Since becoming a patent attorney, Rick has written patents on inventions covering fields that are too numerous to exhaustively list, but which briefly include: chemistry, life sciences, electronics, mechanics, optics, paper processing, business systems, computers, software, medical devices, vibration instrumentation, fiber processing, irradiation devices and detectors, thin film processing equipment, furnaces, soil remediation, hazardous waste encasement and disposal, ion implantation, reactor designs, and many, many more.
Prior Art Search & Opinion
A prior art search lets us know what else is out there that might be similar to your invention, and the opinion let’s you know if we think what we have found in the search should prevent you from getting a patent. Neither one is a guarantee that you will be able to get a patent – the examiner at the patent office is the one who usually makes that decision, and there is never any guarantee that a patent will issue on your invention.
Clearance Search & Opinion
A clearance search lets us know if someone else has a patent on something that you either want to make or perform as a service, and the opinion let’s you know if we think that you might infringe someone else’s patent by doing so. Neither one is a guarantee that you won’t be sued if you go ahead with your plans, because this is America and anyone can sue anyone at anytime for anything. The opinion is whether we think they should be able to win in court of not.
Non-Infringement Analysis & Opinion
A non-infringement analysis takes a good hard look at a patent that you have been accused of infringing, and the opinion let’s you know if we think that the claim of infringement is valid or not. Neither one is a guarantee that you won’t be sued if you continue with what you’re doing, because sometimes people sue for a variety of different reason, such as a business tactic. The opinion is whether we think they should be able to win in court of not.
United States Patent Application
TechnicalAttorney prepares and file patent applications in the United States, with a variety of different options, including provisional patent applications, nonprovisional patent applications, and design patent applications.
Foreign Patent Application
TechnicalAttorney prepares and arranges for one of our foreign associates to file patent applications in any country of your choice throughout the world, with a variety of different options.
The process of working with the examiner at the patent office to get your patent application allowed is called prosecution of the application. Hardly any patent applications get allowed on the initial examination by the examiner. So if you have prepared and file your own patent application, and it was rejected by the examiner, don’t be too discouraged. TechnicalAttorney has years of experience working with examiners to get patent applications allowed and patents granted. Of course, there is never any guarantee that a patent will issue. In the end, it is up to the examiner.
How much does it cost?
TechnicalAttorney can provide you with a firm quote on a price for our services, typically during our free initial phone consultation. Pick up your phone and call Rick Barnes at 865-309-4165 now, and your questions can be answered.
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