Understanding U.S. Patent Laws
The majority of U.S. patents are valid for up to 20 years in the U.S. from the date your application was filed at the USPTO. although there are circumstances where exceptions are made to extend a patent’s term.
International Patent Laws
U.S. patents are only valid in the United States and U.S. Territories. If you’re seeking protection for your inventions and creative ideas outside of the United States, you’ll have to research the intellectual property rights where you intend on doing business and apply for protection with the governing authority in that country. The intellectual property attorneys at HPS Law Group LLC have worked with agents in many foreign countries and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty to help clients secure patents in foreign jurisdictions.
U.S. Patent Data
The USPTO gets more than 500,000 patent applications each year. Only three-fifths of all applications are granted. If your patent application has been denied, consult with an IP law firm in AZ to discuss your legal options.
Each year multi-million dollar companies apply for and are awarded new patents. According to data compiled by Fortune, IBM has been granted the most patents each year for the last 28 years. If you want to save valuable time and resources on your application process, consider working with the HPS Law Group LLC.
Arizona Patent Lawyer Qualifications
In the U.S., patent practitioners may be patent attorneys or patent agents. Both patent lawyers and patent agents have the same license to practice and represent clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Mesa Patent Agents and Attorneys
Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents are generally required to have a technical degree and must take and pass the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Patent attorneys are different from patent agents because they must pass the bar exam in at least one state or territory in the U.S., and unlike other intellectual property attorneys, they specialize in patents. Intellectual property law is imperative for securing all potential competitive advantages, like the ability to limit competition, that comes with securing a patent.
Patent Attorney Duties
Mesa patent lawyers have legal experience preparing and filing patent applications, prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO, and representing clients in court or administrative proceedings for patent-related matters such as infringement, licensing, and re-examination. They typically are seasoned in one or more technical niches involving their client’s inventions, such as fin-tech, engineering, or design.
Patent lawyers also give legal patentability and freedom to operate opinions. If you’re in need of a patent lawyer in AZ, please speak with the patent law professionals at HPS Law Group LLC. As inventors, who’ve worked in multiple industries, we understand the importance of securing a patent and protecting your intellectual property.
Arizona Patent Attorney Services
We also can provide the following patent services to our clients:
- Prior Art Search
- Patent Application
- Provisional Application
- Non-Provisional Application
- Patent Prosecution – Office Actions
- Patent Landscape
- Patentability Opinion
- Cease and Desist
- Innovation Consultation
- Technology Transfer
- Patent Licensing
- Patent appeals and interferences
- IP Audit
While you could file a patent application yourself, the USPTO recommends hiring a patent attorney. The patent office does not regulate patent attorneys’ fees, however.
HPS Patent Attorneys Can Offer Assistance
We can help your business craft an application that maximizes the scope of the protection that will be afforded by your patent after it is examined by a patent examiner. We can use our patent law firm experience to strategically position your application before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to best achieve your business goals.
Choose HPS Law Group LLC
By choosing HPS Law Group LLC you are extending your business by partnering with a law firm prepared to answer your legal questions and offer guidance every step of the way. We bring a unique perspective because we are inventors, have worked in many different industries, and understand the importance of submitting and securing your next patent.