Understanding a Utility Patent
Patents are one way that Dallas inventors can protect the integrity of their original idea or product. There are three types of patents, but utility patents are especially important for inventors who already have a product. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices (USPTO) stipulates that utility patents are “issued for the invention of a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new and useful improvement thereof.” Because of high levels of fraud and theft of intellectual property in Dallas, it’s important that inventors protect their work, and the attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., can help them do that.
More about Utility Patents
Also referred to as “patents for invention,” utility patents are the most common form of this intellectual property protection. Below are three statements that characterize patents:
- Out of all patents issued nationwide, 90% are utility patents
- Patents protect intellectual property or an invention typically for up to 20 years
- Others cannot make, use, or sell the property during this time
Unfortunately, theft of intellectual property is a common problem for Dallas inventors. If your product has experienced or been threatened with theft, an experienced attorney may be able to help you take action for its protection.
Contact an Intellectual Property Lawyer in Dallas
If your utility patent has been violated, the attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., may be able to provide critical representation. Discuss with us your legal options to combat theft and fraud by calling our Dallas offices today at (214) 317-4448.