Patent Lawyer FAQ’s

Patent Lawyer FAQ’s Introduction I am a licensed patent lawyer in Ohio. In this article, I answer FAQ’s that clients and information seekers ask me personally or search online as they gather information and consider filing a patent application. Patent Fees and Costs How much does it cost to patent an idea? The costs of […]

International and PCT Patent Applications

International and PCT Patent Applications Navigation Introduction Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) PCT Application Process Benefits of filing under the PCT When should you not file a PCT application? Evaluating your PCT options with a US Patent Attorney Introduction There are 2 ways to file patent applications in foreign countries: File the application […]

Understanding the Design Patent

Understanding Design Patents Navigation Introduction Application process differences from utility applications I. Provisional patents II. Term Length III. Claims IV. Written Specification V. Prior Art VI. International Applications Obtaining a design and utility patent on a new invention When is a design patent worth it? A. Advantages B. Disadvantages Conclusion Introduction A design patent is […]

Understanding A Patentability Search

Understanding A Patentability Search Navigation Introduction Patent law on the patentability search Statutory categories of patentable subject matter When are these categories important? Patentability searches: Anticipation How does anticipation affect the search? Patentability searches: Obviousness What is prior art? How to conduct a patentability search Consult a patent attorney Introduction A patentability search is a […]

Guide To Provisional Patent Applications

provisional patent application document

Guide To Provisional Patent Applications Navigation Introduction Purpose of Provisional Patents How to Obtain Provisional Patents Where to File Problems with Provisionals Patent Search Costs Is it worth the cost? Timeline Do you need an Attorney? Introduction to Provisional Patent Applications A provisional patent is a temporary patent that establishes your status as the inventor […]