Patent Practice Areas
A Patent is a monopoly on an invention. The invention can be any useful process,
machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new and useful improvement thereof. The government will grant the owner, in
return for disclosure, a monolopy on "making", "selling" or "using" the patented invention for typically 20 years (design patents
have 14 year term).
Someone who "copies" your patented invention is an infringer and can be stopped
by the courts. However, until your patent has been issued by the government, your rights are pending and you generally cannot
bring an infringement action.
Our work in the area of patents consists of a wide range of assignments
for our clients. Typical assignments we perform include:
- Preparation & Prosecution of Patent Applications
- Patentability Searches
- Technology Scans and Watchguard
- Infringement Assessment
- License Agreements