You plan to raise funds to support your invention

OR

You’ve already amassed funding from investors, built a prototype, and you’re near-ready to launch.

Before you make your next big move, it is essential that you begin the patent application and registration process.

What is a Patent?

A patent is a legal deed that states that an invention or discovery is your sole property and will remain so within a term of ca. 20 years.

When filing for a patent, it’s important to understand that there are two kinds of patent applications you may submit:

A provisional patent application is an application with a one-year expiration date that an inventor may use to secure an early priority date and a “Patent Pending” label for his or her invention. This is usually the first step we take with clients.

A non-provisional patent application (also known as a “regular” patent application) is the one that eventually may become an issued patent (the exception being a PCT patent application, which extends the time to decide on where to file non-provisional patent applications, but does not issue as a patent). This is the one that provides you and your invention or discovery with protection for roughly a 20-year period, effective from the patent filing date.

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there are certain conditions your invention must meet in order to be protected by a patent.

Do you know if yours fits the bill?

The statute defines an invention as being patent-eligible if the creator

“Invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof…”

The definition seems broad enough, though the matter of filing for and registering a patent is anything but a simple matter. The USPTO not only breaks down the definition of what it means to be “new” and “useful”, but further categorizes patents into three categories:

Utility

Design

Plant

As you can imagine, the process of determining what is eligible for patenting is not an easy one—which is why a patent attorney or agent is a necessity if you want to protect your property.

How Can Nathan & Associates Help?

We work to protect the investments and inventions of our clients around the world.

 

Here is what that will look like from your end:

Your high-tech startup invents or discovers something new and useful.

You want to maximize the impact of that invention by securing a patent for it.

You contact Nathan & Associates to help draft, file, and handle your patent.

Our team identifies your needs and studies your invention to understand what makes it unique.

We prepare and file provisional patent applications with the patent office for clients that want to secure an early priority date and a “Patent Pending” label.

We draft the patent application for your invention to fulfill both U.S. and European patent office requirements.

We serve as your direct representative before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

You obtain the most stringent and difficult-to-challenge patent protection for your invention.

Your high-tech startup invents or discovers something new and useful.

You want to maximize the impact of that invention by securing a patent for it.

You contact Nathan & Associates to help draft, file, and handle your patent.

Our team identifies your needs and studies your invention to understand what makes it unique.

We prepare and file provisional patent applications with the patent office for clients that want to secure an early priority date and a “Patent Pending” label.

We draft the patent application for your invention to fulfill both U.S. and European patent office requirements.

We serve as your direct representative before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

You obtain the most stringent and difficult-to-challenge patent protection for your invention.

Get Started with Your Patent Application Today

The firm’s professionals have decades of experience drafting and filing patent applications in all major patent offices, including the United States, WIPO, the European Patent Office, China, Japan, Korea, Germany, Switzerland, and Israel. Most patents handled by us involve complex, state-of- the art technologies.

We understand your technology. We are fluent in the patent application process and we have the proof. We offer all this to you with a clear and transparent cost structure that will provide significant cost savings for you.

 

To learn more about who we are, visit the Nathan & Associates About page.

 

Otherwise, get in touch with us today, so we can get started.

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