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Patents

A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the country where the patent is granted or importing the invention into that country. Generally, the term of a new patent granted in the US is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions. Under certain circumstances, patent term extensions or adjustments may be available.

Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof;

Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture; and

Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.

Our managing patent attorney Ash Tankha has filed patent applications in different domains such as software, business methods, mechanical, electronic communication and semiconductors, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology with the US Patent and Trademark Office and other foreign patent offices. Please feel free to contact us for references.

Prior to filing a patent application, our patent attorney conducts an extensive prior art search using subscription based databases to determine if the concept of the invention is novel. The patent application is consequently filed with the patent office after the client has approved of the same.

Given below is a step-wise, brief description of the patent process:

Prior art Search:

The first step in the patent application process is to have a professional prior art search conducted for your inventive concept prior to filing the patent application. IP Procure’ prior art search experts conduct a thorough worldwide and national search on the Thomson Innovation database to check for patentability, novelty and non-obviousness. The prior art search prevents unnecessary filing costs to the applicant if a similar concept already has a patent application filed. If the search shows that your inventive idea is new and unique, we will provide you with our patentability opinion. Our patent attorney will send you with the search results and our patentability opinion within 5 working days. A professional prior art search also allows us to write a more comprehensive application with broader claims for the invention.
For more information on our detailed search process, click here

Patent Drafting:

If the search result indicates that the inventive concept is novel and may contain patentable subject matter, a draft of the patent application is prepared for filing with the U.S.PTO. For more information on our patent drafting process, click here

Patent Filing:

Once the draft of the patent application is prepared, the draft of the application is sent to the client for the client’s review and comments. Once the application is approved by the client for filing, IP Procure files the patent application with the U.S.PTO or the appropriate foreign patent office.

Patent Prosecution:

Our patent attorney files responses to office actions issued by the U.S.PTO for patent applications under examination. Often, inventors receive an office action, for example an objection or rejection of a claim from the US Patent and Trademark Office, for which the patent attorney prepares the responses and optionally interviews the U.S.PTO patent examiners to advance the prosecution of the application.

IP Procure provides services for clients both nationally and internationally in patent related matters in diverse areas of technology. Follow the links below to see in which domains your inventive concept lies. The published and granted patent applications are listed in the below links.

IP Procure provides services for clients both nationally and internationally in patent related matters in diverse areas of technology. Follow the links below to see in which domains your inventive concept lies. The published and granted patent applications are listed in the below links.