Colorado Patent Attorneys
A patent is a property right that gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, or importing the patented invention into the United States. Patent protection for designs lasts for 14 years from the date the patent is granted, while utility and plant patents have a term of 20 years from the application date.
The patent attorneys at Cantafio & Song PLLC can help you create a well-drafted patent claim aimed at helping you protect your valuable intellectual property. We are also available to represent you in a patent lawsuit if you believe someone has committed patent infringement, or if you are being wrongfully accused of infringing on someone else’s patent. We can help guide you through the entire legal process and answer any questions you may have.
What is the Process for Obtaining a Patent?
When you work with an attorney at Cantafio & Song PLLC, our first action will be to determine whether your invention is patentable. We will conduct a patent search to see whether something similar to your invention has already been patented. Based on our findings, we will then advise you on your likelihood of success. If you decide to apply, we can help you craft a strong and comprehensive patent application. It can take two to three years to obtain a patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), so the sooner you begin the application process, the sooner you can enjoy the protections it offers. Also, keep in mind that if you have disclosed the invention to someone else, the clock may be ticking on getting an application on file. Otherwise, rights in the invention may be lost.
Why Hire a Colorado Patent Lawyer?
Unfortunately, patent law is not very user-friendly, and it isn’t well-suited for DIYers. If you have an invention that you would like to protect, it is absolutely in your best interests to work with a patent attorney. USPTO procedures are complex, which is why it is a good idea to have a lawyer guide you through the process and ensure that your application is prepared correctly. Furthermore, an attorney can help you write an application that satisfies the myriad of statutes and rules that govern patent law – which can be a difficult task without extensive legal knowledge. Patent claims that lack detail or which claim too broadly may be rejected. Once rejected, it may or may not be possible to present a claim that can be approved by the USPTO.
Cantafio & Song PLLC is a full-service law firm handling all aspects of intellectual property law. Contact us today to talk more about how we can assist with your patent matter.
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