U.S. patent law dictates that an inventor must file a complete patent application within the first year of public use or disclosure of your patent or within one year of your very first offer to sell your patent.
Patent attorneys help businesses and individual inventors through the very complicated and convoluted process of securing a patent for an invention and enforce the rights of your patent if they were to be challenged or violated.
The purpose of filing a patent is to ensure your right to prevent anyone from selling the same product or benefiting indirectly from a design aspect for example. To ensure your patent is as shield proof as possible from litigation, it is critical to hire an experienced patent attorney to conduct the proper research, draft and submit an application that encompasses your unique invention to the fullest extent possible allowed by the relevant patent law codes and legal regulations in the United States.
While there are only a hand full of different types of patents, it takes time to properly research which category best fits your invention.
Speaking of research, it is in your best interest to hire a patent lawyer to conduct a thorough and detailed patent search on your behalf as it will most likely take hundreds of hours to properly seek out the information needed by yourself without the necessary tools and expertise. There are many specific, detailed requirements and deadlines in the application process that must not be missed or your right to your specific and unique patent could be jeopardized, or worse yet, open for competition.
Furthermore, if your patent were to be violated or contested, it is imperative to have the counsel of a professional patent attorney in Los Angeles for adequate legal representation for matters such as infringement, licensing issues and re-examination issues. Licensed patent attorneys are further prepared to take legal defense action upon any issuance of actions by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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If you have an invention and want to obtain a patent, retaining the services of a reputable and experienced patent lawyer is extremely important. Whether you are in need of, or have, a provisional patent, non-provisional patent, design patent, utility patent, or plant patent application, Omni Legal Group is here to help. Omni Legal Group is a premier Patent, Trademark, and Copyright law firm located in Los Angeles. For further information or to schedule a consultation please contact Omni Legal Group at 855.433.2226 or visit www.OmniLegalGroup.com to learn more.