Do you have a unique idea that can bring about significant change in human life? Or maybe you have burnt an endless volume of midnight oil to create an original idea that makes an existing process less complicated? And now, you are hoping to license it to potential buyers or establish your own business to market the invention.
Before you go public with your invention, it would be a good idea to apply for patent registration in the USA to prevent someone else from reaping the benefits of your hard work. Because, it doesn’t matter who had the idea first; the US works on a “first to file” process, to determine who earns US patent registration.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues patents to unique and valuable inventions by granting a monopoly over the invention for a stipulated period. Here, a monopoly means that the inventors can protect their rights of making, using, selling, and attempting to sell the patented invention within the USA.
To get your invention approved by the US Patent Office, you need to follow the guidelines of the Patent Act (35 U.S. Code). Filing a patent is a lengthy and complex process. It demands thorough research regarding the patentability of the invention, determining the patent type, preparing and filing the patent application, following up with the examination process, and maintaining the patent granted until the term expires. Earning an issued patent will typically grant you a 20-year monopoly from the application date, wherein no one can earn profits from your invention, without your express permission.
A reputed firm of patent attorneys and specialists like IPExcel can help you with the process of patent registration in the USA. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the prevalent US patent system, and have demonstrated experience in offering US patent registration services.
The US patent process typically receives two types of patent applications:
Once you have decided which of the above patent type suit your invention best, you can proceed to the next step.
According to US Patent laws, anyone who invents or designes something new and useful can file for a patent, provided it is not already available in the public domain. In other words, the USPTO abides by the "first to file" principle.
Therefore, for patent registration in the USA, you need to check whether your invention complies with all the patentability conditions. Whether it is truly unique and a useful way forward in its technical domain, whether a similar idea has already won over the US patent register, or has been published elsewhere. IPExcel has many years of experience in digging through repositories of resources to help establish the novelty of your invention.
You need to structure your application according to the patent laws of the US for patent registration in the USA. Your patent application should include a detailed specification, a description of the problem, claims of the solution, drawings, and the prescribed fees.
The patenting process involves many legal technicalities. Your best probability of success requires the, backing by professionals with experience, which is required to draft a strong patent application. As an entrepreneur or an independent researcher, it might prove to be a difficult proposition for you to adhere to the technical and legal requirements of US patent registration. Leave all the hard work to the experts at IPExcel while you plan your next invention.
Did you know that an unregistered e-filer using the USPTO's EFS-Web online portal needs to submit an additional fee to file a patent application? That the mandatory patent application fee can be slashed by 50%-75% if you are a small or micro-sized entity? IPExcel can not only file your patent application but also provide you with valuable information like the ones described above. Moreover, the experienced team at IPExcel can guide you on how to file for a prioritized patent examination (accelerated examination) and anticipate every nuance of patent registration in the USA.
Although you have the option of expediting the patent examination process, it still takes a lot of technical acumen and legal experience to communicate with an Examiner. In case roadblocks appear in the course of examination, filing the right documents promptly to clear those roadblocks are also crucial to get your US patent registration completed successfully. You can trust IPExcel to handle such issues and anticipate other issues before they become a major problem. While we cannot guarantee success for every application, we are proud of our success rate to date and wish to apply our experience and know-how to your next patent application.
Why delay the patent registration of your intellectual property? Call IPExcel today for a free no-obligation consultation with an experienced professional and get the information you need about patent registration in the US!
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