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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Lincoln Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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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A non-provisional patent application requests the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to issue a utility patent.
What Is a Patent?
Before we discuss how to complete your non-provisional patent applications, it's important to spend some time discussing a few basic facts about patents. Essentially, a patent is a type of intellectual property protection. With a patent, you can protect a new discovery or an invention.
Inventions can either be a process or a product, and for an invention to be patentable, it must meet certain qualifications, such as:
- The invention must be useful.
- The invention must be novel.
- The invention must be non-obvious.
Patents will fall into one of three categories:
- Design patents
- Utility patents
- Plant patents
The type of patent for which you apply will depend on the nature of your invention, but no m
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What Is a Patent and What Is a Copyright?
Patents, typically utility patents, and copyrights are both types of intellectual property that grant rights to creators and inventors and protect their work from being exploited without their permission, but differ in the type of property they protect.
Protecting Your Ideas
Business success hinges on ideas. Without an original idea, a business will struggle to turn a profit. But what happens when another business steals that idea? What protects a business from other people trying to take it's money-making products or strategies and turn them into their own? Most companies have two options: patents or copyrights. Choosing between applying for patent protection or registering your work for copyright comes down to what it is you're trying to pr
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How to Patent a Logo
While you can learn how to patent an idea, logos cannot be patented because the term patent describes ownership that protects inventions.
However, logos can be protected in a similar way by a trademark or service mark. Trademarks protect logos attached to products while service marks protect logos attached to services. Both trademarks and service marks are often referred to as trademarks. Following these established steps is the best way to trademark your logo.
Reasons to Trademark Your Logo
A logo is any design used by a person or company to promote its business interests. Logos can be images, stylized words, or a combination of these elements.
- Your logo is valuable. Logos are one of the most val
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What Is Patent Prosecution?
Patent prosecution is the legal right to protect your intellectual property. In a legal sense, the phrase "patent prosecution" typically refers to the plaintiff's side of a patent-related lawsuit. But when looking at patent law as a whole, patent prosecution usually refers to the process of obtaining patent protection on an idea, invention, design, or plant. If a patent holder is looking to take legal action against someone who infringed on his patent, he would seek a litigator who specializes in patent law. But when going through the process of patent prosecution, or applying for a patent, you would want to look for a patent lawyer.
Patent prosecution inclu
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What Is the Patent Status?
Checking the patent status of your patent application, which is typically a utility patent, is easy through the United States (U.S.) Patent Office and Trademark Office (USTPO) system. Patents for inventions under review by the USPTO carry a patent pending status until the USPTO grants a patent.
How to Check Patent Status
Patent status is available through the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. PAIR gives access to:
- The status of issued patents
- The status of patent applications
- Documents related to patent applications
Available documents include the application, communications from the US