Dallas Lawyers Assisting With Patent Applications
If you are an inventor who wishes to obtain a patent in the United States, you should consider filing a U.S. patent application. At the law firm of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., we can walk you through the application process and answer your questions along the way. We assist with both provisional and nonprovisional patent applications.
Before filing a patent application, a prior art search can be conducted to determine whether your intention is novel and not obvious. While the results of the search can be advantageous and helpful in deciding whether to pursue patent protection, the law does not require that a search be completed. However, in the event that you do have a search performed, we can assist you in that patentability or prior art search.
Procuring a patent for your invention is a lengthy process and involves many steps. Patent grants are not easily obtained. That is why it is important to have a knowledgeable and aggressive patent attorney representing you. We will assist you throughout every step of the process, standing by your side and fighting for you and your rights.
If you have already filed a patent application and received an Office Action from the Patent Office, we can help you determine how to respond. Additionally, we provide assistance and representation in preparing and filing patent application appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Provisional and Nonprovisional Patent Applications
Our lawyers have extensive experience providing counsel and guidance for provisional and nonprovisional utility and design patent applications. We understand the significant financial implications associated with each type of patent application. Depending on your goals, you may benefit from filing a provisional patent application, which provides specific legal advantages for one year from the filing date. During that time, you could conduct market research, pursue investors and evaluate licensing options. However, if you do not file a nonprovisional patent application by the expiration of the one-year period, you lose the benefit of the provisional patent application.
If a patent is issued by the USPTO, the patentee generally retains the rights in the patent for 20 years from the date of filing. Our attorneys can guide you through the decision-making process and filing process for both utility and design patents.
Additionally, if your patent application has been rejected, we can help you identify and take the next appropriate legal steps.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
To find out how to apply for a U.S. patent, schedule a consultation at our Dallas, Texas, law office. Contact us online or call (214) 317-4448 or toll free at 888-312-1750.