Patent Law Attorneys
A patent is simply this - its legal protection for your
idea that allows you to profit from your idea for years to come. And it
gives you the legal right to stop others from "borrowing" your idea
- Obtain your permission first, then;
- buy the patent from you, and
- pay a yearly licensing fee - or - a royalty payment
based on sales
By utilizing our nations Patent
Laws, you are documenting ownership of your idea and
backing-it up with some of the strongest business protection laws in
you looking for a Free, Confidential, No Obligation evaluation on
whether your idea is patentable?
now for a free evaluation. Both Glenn and
I are Registered Patent Attorneys and specifically licensed to practice
before the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. We will review
your idea and then forward an information packet outlining the steps
involved in obtaining protection for a new or improved product or
process....and provide a fixed-fee estimate of fees and costs that you might incur should you decide to move forward and turn your dream
It's really no secret that maintaining a competitive
edge in today’s “idea economy” demands that you guard your intellectual
property rights by taking advantage of our US patent laws.
Because the real value of most businesses, big and small,
isn't the value of the real estate they own. Nor is it the
value in their equipment, manufacturing facilities or other physical
property they own.
In today's economy, the most valuable assets that many companies may own
are knowledge-based assets such as proprietary know-how and how the
creative ways these "ideas"
are applied to their existing business....or even a new business.
You see, the first company to capitalize on a new idea
or innovation usually has a huge advantage in putting manufacturing,
marketing, and distribution channels in place. But, these
advantages are typically only a temporary barrier.
Because when one business begins to implement a successful idea, other
businesses find out about it very quickly and move immediately to try
and mimic or copy the idea.
That's when a patent goes to work. It establishes strong and
effective monopoly rights for your business by setting legal barriers
that prevent the competition from copying your idea. Without
adequate patent protection, it'd just a matter of time before existing
competitors and even new ones, enter your market and steal your idea.
Ultimately, it results in these other companies taking money
out of your pocket.
When you're granted a US Patent, it becomes a business assets that can
increase your profit margins, your market share, and contribute to
broader name recognition for your business and its product
lines. And in a crowded technical field, it's not at all
unusual for a business to protect improvements for an existing device
with a broad array of patents.
These multiple patents are very often used as leverage during
negotiations between business rivals and often lead to licensing
arrangements between the parties.
In its simplest form, a patent is your monopoly - a monopoly granted by
the United States Government to an inventor to let that inventor
monetize his or her creativity.
When looking at patents, it's important to remember that there are
different types of US patents available in the United States.
- Utility Patents
- Design Patents
- Plant Patents
patent protects the function of an invention and will
protect you for 20 years from the date you filed the patent.
on the other hand, only protect the overall appearance of an invention
and have a term of 14 years from the date your patent was issued.
And a plant patent
is one where an inventor has produced a plant "asexually", meaning
without seeds. Plant patents will also provide you protection
for 20 years from the date of filing.
When filing a patent, and inventor must meet certain deadlines so that
they do not lose their patent rights.
One of the most important
deadlines is that an inventor must file a patent application with the
United States Patent and Trademark Office within 12 months of the date
on which the invention
was offered for sale or made public.
If the inventor fails to do so, they will lose all their patent
rights. So, inventors and entrepreneurs should be very
careful in revealing an idea, innovation or business method to another business entity such as a manufacturer or venture capitalist.
When looking at the terms “offer
for sale” and “public
disclosure” keep in mind they are interpreted very
broadly. In fact, in many foreign countries, your patent rights
disappear once a public disclosure or offer to sell an invention or
idea is made.
Bottom line....you should always consult with a Patent
Law Attorney before you "reveal" your invention.
Both Glenn and I have dedicated our practice exclusively to securing
and preserving the intellectual property rights of our
clients. And as Registered Patent Attorneys our primary focus
is providing strong legal barriers to your competition or other
entities looking to take your idea.
If you have a couple of minutes and would like to discuss your
particular situation, go ahead and use the contact form located on this
page, or call us directly at 1-866-433-2288.
|Patent and Trademark Offices in Florida, Nevada & New York
& RIZVI, P.A.
The Idea Attorneys®
11575 Heron Bay Blvd. Suite 309
Coral Springs FL, 33076