IP Legal Services has experience in filing patent applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and the World Intellectual Property Office. We have drafted and filed complex patent applications within a reasonable period of time. The law firm has serviced clients who have critical deadlines.
Provisional Patent Application
The U.S.PTO offers inventors the option to file a provisional patent application for utility patents with a lower filing fee and the advantage of an entire year within which the corresponding non provisional application must be filed. Apart from giving the inventor time to finalize his inventive concept, a provisional patent application allows the inventor the opportunity to test the market for his invention in the meantime. For more details on how to file a provisional patent application, see here.
Non Provisional Patent Application
A complete patent application that is examined by the U.S.PTO and that issues as a patent if the inventive concept is found to be new and non-obvious by the U.S.PTO is known as a non provisional patent application. The patent attorney will assist you with the details required for drafting and filing a complete patent application
PCT Patent Application
Under the Patent Co-operation Treaty, you are given the opportunity to file a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Office. A PCT application is required to be filed within 12 months from the first filed corresponding patent application. A PCT application gives the applicant a bonus period of 30 months from the first filed patent application to file patent applications in any member country of the PCT claiming the priority date of the first filed application. For more details on PCT patent applications see here. To begin the patent application process, IP Legal Services requires the following information in the inventor's disclosure of his invention
The inventor is required to provide a process flow diagram of all the steps of the invention. The inventor is required to describe each step of the invention. The inventor is required to describe the variations of each step of the invention. The inventor is required to identify one or more of the processes of the invention that is novel.
The inventor is required to provide a block diagram of all the components of the system of the invention. The inventor is required to describe each component and how it relates to other components in the invention. The inventor is required to describe all possible variations of each component in the invention. The inventor is required to identify one or more of the components of the invention that is novel.
The inventor is also required to provide any available literature related to the invention, such as design documents, product specifications, web links, technical papers, marketing brochures, etc.