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Trademarks

In general terms, a trademark is used to protect the name of your product or company. Because The Patent Office is composed of not just patent attorneys, but also intellectual property attorneys, we are experienced in drafting, filing, and prosecuting trademark applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

We offer competitive prices for our trademark services. Please feel free to contact us directly for more information regarding this service.

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Copyrights

Copyright registrations protect against the copying of expression. Expression can be found in typical situations such as music, written text or art or in less obvious situations such as the appearance of a product. Copyright applications appear deceptively easy to prepare, but are often flawed when prepared by one not having experience in the field. We have substantial experience in the preparation of copyright applications and in avoidance of the common pitfalls that void the protection.

Please feel free to contact us directly for more information regarding this service.

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Patent Search

The place to start with any type of patent application endeavor is a Patent Search.

A Patent Search is important for at least two reasons:
  1. A Patent Search results in a stronger patent.
    A search allows the practitioner to gain the information required to draft the application according to the Patent Drafting Strategy we utilize to ensure the broadest protection possible for your invention.

  2. A Patent Search will save you time and money.
    This is important because before you spend any money toward the application process, you should determine if protection is in fact available. Plus, it allows us to draft an application that we believe is allowable in light of the search results, which cuts down on the time and money required to prosecute your application toward a patent.
We believe that a Patent Search is so important to the success of the application and provides such a huge benefit to the inventor, that we (1) present this option at the onset of the submission process, and (2) we will credit back to you half the search fee in the quote for the application you select.

Patent Search fees are determined by the type of application you elect to file:
  • For Design Patent Applications and Provisional Utility Applications the fee is $500. However, half of that fee will be credited toward the subsequent application fees. That means the net cost of the patent search is just $250.

  • For Non-Provisional Utility Applications and when Converting a Provisional Application to a Non-Provisional Application the fee is $1000. But again, half of that fee will be credited toward the subsequent application fees, making the net cost of the patent search just $500.
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Figure Drafting

We include professionally drafted patent figures to accompany your application.

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International Applications

If you would like to protect your invention in countries outside of the United States, we can file an International Application for that purpose and guide you every step of the way.

Please contact us directly for more information regarding this service.

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Non-Disclosure Agreements

For a relatively small fee, we can tailor a Non-Disclosure Agreement for your specific needs should you elect to present your invention to potential manufacturers and licensees, or even your neighbor down the street.

Please contact us directly for more information regarding this service.

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Response to Office Actions

Part of the process of securing a patent is responding to Office Actions generated by the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). Once you file a patent application, specifically a Design or Non-Provisional Utility Application, an examiner at the USPTO will read it and determine if the application meets certain requirements of patentability. If some requirements are not met, an “Office Action” is mailed to the inventor, which must be corrected. Failure to prepare a response of sufficient quality may result in the abandoning of the application.

Here at The Patent Office, we are especially proficient in responding to Office Actions and utilize contemporary methods that act to minimize any negative effects that can result when an Office Action is not properly responded to.

If you originally filed your application by utilizing our services, we will receive the Office Action on your behalf, and formulate a proper response at your request. If instead you have received an Office Action on an application filed without our help, we can still assist you in generating a response.

Please feel free to contact us directly for more information regarding this service.

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Solicitation of Inventions

We understand the need for this type of service. We are also aware that this is fertile ground for invention promotion companies to take advantage of inventors. However, we are not a marketing company. Nonetheless, in keeping with our Philosophy of empowering inventors by providing them a viable option, when compared to invention promotion companies, we will work with inventors to compile a list of potential companies that might be interested in your invention and draft a letter on our letterhead on your behalf.

The letter would be geared to the specific needs of the companies we are addressing it to, and include an explanation of your invention and why it would be beneficial for the company to adopt it. If a company is interested, we can represent you in generating some form of sale or licensing agreement with them.

We will not, however, make you false promises or tell you that your invention is “the greatest thing since sliced bread” (maybe we will if it is). We will simply do what we say we’ll do. And, unfortunately, that is a lot more than most companies out there in the invention marketing/promotion business.

Please contact us directly for more information regarding this service.

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