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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Protect your creation.

Find a Utility Patent Lawyer to protect your new or improved product, process or machine.
Get a better understanding

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Avg price range

Costs largely depend on the complexity of the project, location, and other details. Speak with our experienced project managers to get an exact price based on your unique project requirements. 
 
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  • UTILITY PATENT FILING
  • PATENT SEARCH
  • PATENT REVIEW

$3,000 - $4,500 avg.

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$200 - $1,300 avg.

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$195 - $500 avg.

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Securing a utility patent

A utility patent lawyer will help you protect the creation of a new or improved product, process or machine and is by far the most common filed patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). To obtain a utility patent, the invention must be useful and serve some practical or functional purpose. While utility patents are more expensive than design patents, which protects a product’s ornamental design, they typically provide broader patent protection. A utility patent expires 20 years from the application filing date, subject to the payment of appropriate maintenance fees. Filing for a utility patent application on your own is no easy task and carries too much of a risk for making a mistake. That’s why so many turn to the top-notch a utility patent lawyer on LawTrades for their patent needs.

The benefits

Get a better understanding 

A utility patent lawyer will answer any questions you have regarding your original works. You’ll also have a chance to learn about other forms of IP protection like trademarks, patents, and confidentiality agreements.

You're more likely to be approved 

Don’t leave the chance of having your patent rejected. A utility patent lawyer experienced with the USPTO knows how to thoroughly search and already knows what to include and what not to include, saving you time and money. 

You won't waste your time 

It can take hours, day, weeks, possibly months to learn patent law. Aside from that - you may still need to hire a utility patent lawyer to fix any mistakes committed. 

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

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Frequently asked
questions

What does a utility patent application require?
Most utility patent applications include: 1) a description and claim of the invention (called a specification); 2) drawings and the explanation of them (if necessary); 3) a declaration or oath by the inventor; 4) fees for the filing, search, and examination of the patent. All non-provisional utility patent applications have to be in English, or have an English translation with a statement that confirms that the translation is accurate, and a fee.
What is public disclosure?
Public disclosure is the making public of a concept or invention. In the U.S., an inventor’s public disclosure of their work made less than one year prior to their patent filing date will not count as prior art. This is referred to as a “grace period” for the inventor’s own disclosure. The grace period allows others to publish similar work or work that builds off your own work. These intervening publications can prevent or prevent patentability of your invention.
What qualifies for utility patent protection?
Utility patent protection extends to: 1) machines; 2) articles of manufacture; 3) processes, and (chemical) compositions of matter.
Can I submit a provisional application for a design patent?
No. Provisional applications for patent may not be filed for design inventions.
How long does it take to receive utility patent protection?
While the length is subject to a myriad of factors, it generally takes between two and three years for the USPTO to determine whether to issue the patent.
Can computer software qualify for utility patent protection?
Yes the software may qualify for a patent if the patent application produces a useful, concrete, and tangible result. The online patent lawyers on LawTrades have helped many software startups obtain utility patents.