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Congratulations! you are an inventor.
If you came across this question, that means you have invented something new. So, you want to know the patent filing process in California. Let's first know some basics of the patent world.
You've done research and created a concept or a working model of your invention. That's great! You want to show your invention to the world. But you should file a patent first.
A patent is a type of intellectual property given to an inventor for an invention. It prevents others from using, selling, or making. To get a Patent, you need to file a patent application under the USPTO Patents Act. The USPTO looks after patent filing services in California like any other part of the country. USPTO has a Silicon Valley Regional Office. It is the USPTO West Coast regional office. The Regional Office will provide you all patent related information and support related to US Patent filing in California.
If you meet specific criteria, you can access California Inventors Assistance Program [CIAP]. USPTO made this Patent Pro Bono Program to provide free help to eligible inventors. Eligible candidates may include under-resourced individual inventors or small businesses.
Also, the California State Library is a USPTO authorized Patent and Trademark Resource Centre (PTRC). The PTRC library team help inventors with all the required information and instruction. This may include search tools, patent, and trademark resources. This helps to protect intellectual property of individual inventors and small businesses. But PTRC agents may not be patent attorneys and may not provide legal advice.
The USPTO also hosts various workshops in California for new inventors and entrepreneurs. One can get answer to queries related to patent search and US patent filing process in California.
Filing a patent in California is like any other part of the country. Your invention should meet the criteria given under US Patents Act. Some of these aspects are discussed below:
If your invention meets above criteria, you are ready for Patent filing in California.
There are two types of applications available:
Our patent attorneys will help you prepare and file a patent application. IPExcel offers amongst the best patent attorneys to help you manage the complexities of the process which might be overwhelming if you choose to draft and file yourself.
We discussed the basic requirements to follow to get a patent. We will now discuss the online patent filing in California. You can file the application, forms, documents, and pay fees online on the USPTO official site. However, some preparation is required before you file a patent application:
You may ask this question if you should draft and file the patent application on your own. US patent filing procedure in California and other part of the country is a complex process. You may make mistake if you do not have knowledge and experience. You can always take the help of patent experts. A patent expert may help you in writing the application and prepare all documents. The patent expert also helps in preparing responses to the issued Office Actions.
We at IPExcel provide world-class services for patent filing in California. Our patent experts and patent attorneys help innovators across the country. You can partner with us to get high-quality patent. We aspire to help you get a broad patent protection for your inventions. We have filed Patent Applications in many countries, including the United States. Our patent experts have a very high success rate of receiving granted patents.
We are here to help you get your invention patented in the US and other countries of your interest. Get in touch with IPExcel today. We assure a hassle-free utility patent filling experience in the US.
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