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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Bremerton Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Bremerton patent attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout the world with domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution matters. They have extensive experience handling applications from nearly every sector of technology, including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, communication networks, internet systems and methods, automotive, medical equipment, construction technology, consumer electronics, and clean technology research and development.
Our patent attorneys are of the most highly trained in the industry, requiring a scientific background, and passing a second level of testing known as the Patent Bar Examination. Thousands of patents are submitted to the patent office every day and a patent committee reviews each patent for its validity. The process requires that correctly drafted documentation present a clear case for the novelty of the invention, which is best made by a patent attorney with a higher education background in your industry.
Our Bremerton patent attorneys & lawyers can help you file a provisional patent, which lasts for 1-year and allows you to immediately begin using/manufacturing your invention with the confidence that your idea is protected. These types of patents are great if you think your idea will change a lot over the next year before you file a (non-provisional) patent. These patents are easier to obtain and are less expensive but you should have a patent lawyer review your provisional patent application to insure that you are meeting your objectives when you file your patent.
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What Is a Utility Patent and How Long Does it Take to Get?
The average patent approval process takes 25.6 months. A utility patent is the term used to describe what most people think of simply as a patent and is the most common type of patent. Utility patents protect a variety of inventions from duplication by others for 20 years from the application submission. Other types of patents include design patents, plant patents, and more.
Should I Take the Time to Get a Utility Patent?
Applying for and receiving a patent can take years and be very expensive. You do not need a patent to benefit from an invention; in some cases keeping a technique or formula secret is a better way to protect your invention from being used and marketed by others.
Most people overvalue
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Continued Prosecution Application: What Is It?
A continued prosecution application is filed when a design patent application is denied. It helps an applicant who believes he or she has a strong case for a design patent. The continued prosecution application can continue the process of getting a patent. When approved, the application goes to the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
In other patent applications, a similar process is a Request for Continued Examination. This is one area that sets design patent applications apart from utility patent applications, as only design patent applications have the option for a continued prosecution application.
History of Continued Prosecution Applications
In mid-2003, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) got rid of continued prosecution applications. This only applies to utility and plant patents. In e
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Intellectual Property Theft: What Is It?
Intellectual property (IP) theft occurs when someone uses your intellectual property for any reason without your permission. Laws protect intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents. If you have the proper protections, you can sue for money damages.
Why Are Intellectual Property Protections Important?
Intellectual property is the ownership of an innovation, whether it's a commercial product, an artistic creation, a method or formula, unique symbol, logo or name, or other creation or invention. It can involve a range of creations, including but not limited to a:
- Industrial machinery
- Computer program
- Smartphone design
- Chemical formula
- Business process
- Company logo
- Client list
Types of intellectual property
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Patentable: What Is It?
Patentable items include new products, processes, and ideas for a utility patent; existing ideas featuring new designs for a design patent; and genetically designed plants for a plant patent.
A person or business can earn a patent in many fields of innovation. Governments want to reward inventors. They use patents to encourage innovation and creativity.
What Are the Main Categories for Patents?
Do you have an idea or innovation you believe is worthy of a patent? Ask yourself if it falls into one of these groups:
- Plant Patent: This is the rarest type of patent. Unless you're a botanist, you're unlikely to get one. These patents are for special plants that a person can reproduce asexually. Once the person owns the patent, he or she can decide if and when others can reproduce the plant. It's a powerfu
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Patent Help: What Is It?
Patent help can be sought from a patent lawyer. A patent protects your intellectual property.If you've come up with an invention idea, protecting it from use by other people helps protect not only your ability to make a living from your invention but also the spirit of innovation that drives our culture forward. You can gain this protection through the patent process.
Why Is a Patent Important?
Patents protect your process or invention. There are three types of patents:
- Utility patents, the most common form, protect processes, machines, manufactured articles or compositions of matter, as well as improvements on any of those.
- Design patents protect ornamental designs and forms for manufactured articles.
- Plant patents are granted to those who invent or discover asexually reproduced new varieties of plants that are not fo