Our U.S. patent attorneys will help you with the following steps:
We can conduct a patentability search to analyse whether a similar invention has already been disclosed.
A utility patent protects the function, composition or structure of your invention. A design patent protects the ornamental and non-functional aesthetics of your product.
If your application doesn’t meet the requirements, your examiner will explain the reason(s) in an office action. Once your application is in satisfactory condition and meets the requirements for patentability in the US, you will receive a notice of allowance.
Maintenance fees are required to maintain your patent in force beyond 4, 8 and 12 years after the issue date. We can send you timely reminders and pay the maintenance fees so your patent will not lapse.
It is important to maintain a watchful eye on the marketplace, and we can help by monitoring the patent rights of competitors or determining if another party may be infringing your patent.
Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis identifies and analyses the patents of competitors that may subject you to patent infringement liability. FTO analysis before (or during) developing and launching a new product can help you understand the risks in the market and make informed decisions to avoid or mitigate those risks at an early stage.
Would you like more information about US patents or our services? Please contact one of our US patents attorneys.