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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Lowell Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Lowell 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 Lowell 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 Are Patent Drawings?
Patent drawings are a set of illustrations showing the precisely detailed features of an invention submitted during the patent application process. The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) requires that every patent application is submitted with at least one patent drawing of the proposed invention when an illustration is necessary to fully understand the invention. Patient drawings have changed over the years, but the USPTO has strict drawing rules that inventors must follow. The official record includes patent illustrations that aprinted and published in a uniform style on flexible white paper.
Why Do You Need to Know About Patent Drawings?
For inventors, drafting a patent application requires describing the invention in as much detail as possible. Without specific descriptions, an inventor loses the chance to get a patent ap
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What Are the Types of Patent Infringement?
The various types of patent infringement occur when a person or business uses parts of a patented idea, method, or device without permission. Patent infringement is also known as patent violation or even stolen ideas. It could involve either using or selling the patented invention or idea. Before you can sue someone for patent infringement, you must figure out who is at fault. It's not always as obvious as you might think. Understanding the different types of patent infringement helps to determine who is accountable.
Making, using, selling, trying to sell, or importing something without obtaining a license from the patent holder is considered direct patent infringement. The offender must complete this act willfully and within the United States.
What Are the Dangers of Selling a Patent Pending Product?
Applying for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and getting a patent pending does not legally protect you from infringement. There is still the danger that someone will copy your invention and sell it as their own. Protection comes after your patent issues. You must be careful when presenting your invention to others to minimize your risks.
The biggest danger of selling a patent pending product is infringement. You do not need a patent to sell a product. However, it does help protect you from infringers. People do not want to spend the money to copy your product if they know there is the potential for a lawsuit.
That's why it is always better to get patent pending status for a product before going to market. This does not always stop an infringer. However, it gives you a means to sue for damages i
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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 i
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What Are Patent Drawing Rules?
Patent drawing rules are the requirements set by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for drawings, pictures, flowsheets, and diagrams that go with a patent application. Most patent applications contain drawings. In fact, for a nonprovisional patent, a drawing must be provided to explain better and outline the subject matter associated with the patent request. To increase the likelihood of having a patent request accepted, it's important to follow the patent drawing rules outlined by the USPTO.
When you want to submit a patent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it's not as easy as filling out a patent application, paying a fee, and waiting for a response. Though provisional patents don't need drawings, a nonprovisional patent needs at least one drawing to show how the invention works.
When creating your drawings, stay within the rul