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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Skokie Patent Attorneys
Our experienced Skokie 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 Skokie 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 an Information Disclosure Statement?
An information disclosure statement (IDS) describes all prior art or related technology claimed in a patent application. It places the burden of disclosure on the inventor or applicant. If an application doesn't have this statement or fails to include key prior art, any issued patent may become invalid or considered fraudulent.
Information Disclosure Statement: What Is It?
Patent applicants have a responsibility to complete an IDS, which references:
- all prior art, or patents
- patent applications, and
- publications related to an invention.
Because inventors are more likely to be aware of existing patents or related technology than a patent examiner would be, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires applicants to disclose all prio
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What Is an App Patent?
A patent is protection given by the government to prevent others from using something you invented. You can patent an app through the same process that you patent a piece of software. The key to getting an app patented is to focus on the technical processes of the app such as:
- Processes that happen on the mobile device itself
- Processes that happen between the mobile device and the server
- Processes that happen within the server
- Processes that happen between mobile devices, helped by the app
If your app does something in a way it has never been done before, you may have the basis for a patent claim.
Why Is It Important To Patent an App?
While protecting your app may sound good, there are some questions to consider:
- Would a patent add value to your app?
- Given the amount of time and money it takes to patent an app, does it make sense
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What Does a Software Patent Cost?
A software patent will cost anywhere from $6,000 to $12,000 and possibly upwards of $10,000 in patent lawyer legal fees. According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the median cost for a software patent is $10,000 and include the filing fees for the patent application.
For a provisional software patent, you might pay between $1,500 and $2,000. A provisional patent application is only the first step in receiving a software patent.
An UpCounsel patent attorney, who has an average of 14 years of experience and has been pre-screened as the top 5% of lawyers, charges between $6,000 and $9,000 for a software patent application. Our platform allows you to save upwards of 60% on legal fees in comparison to large law firms.
What Is a Software Patent?
A software patent is put into place to protect your idea from i
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What Is Patent Drafting?
Patent drafting is a part of how to patent an idea and is the process of writing the patent description and claims. It is at the core of every patent application. When the patent is issued or allowed, the draft serves as the specification part of the document.
What Patent Drafting is NOT
Often an inventor wants to complete the patent drafting process by providing an essay or a business plan that outlines the invention. Unfortunately, documents like these are of limited use.
Journal articles usually state that the invention is consistent with accepted science. This goes against the grain of what patenting accomplishes. In this case, the goal is to point out that the work is not an apparent continuation of current accepted wisdom.
A business plan is also the wrong for a patent application. A project or business plan focuses on wha
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What is the Patent Process?
The steps to complete the patent process include:
Creating an invention
Doing a patent search
Filing a provisional patent application
Filing a non-provisional patent application
Application goes through examination
Complete the prosecution process
Post prosecution steps
If you're applying for a patent, it's important to know the difference between an idea and an invention. An idea is not eligible for a patent, but an invention is. For an invention to be eligible for a patent, it must be described in enough detail that someone is your field can fully understand the invention. Once this done, it's time to begin the patent application process.