Mitchell Law PLLC handles all aspects of patent prosecution including drafting and filing your patent application. If you are considering filing for a patent, contact us to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your invention and advise you as to the most efficient way to proceed.
The America Invents Act of 2011 was signed into law in September 16, 2011. The law will take effect in stages, and be completely in effect on March 16, 2013. On March 16, 2013 the new law changes the US patent system from a “first to invent system” to a “first to file system”. This means that the first person to file a patent application gets the patent. As such, inventors who delay filing a patent application run the risk of having another person obtain a patent on an invention which they invented first. The best way to prevent this from happening is to FILE A PATENT APPLICATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, and before the invention is exposed to others.
Patent Protection is available for different types of inventions and different aspects of your invention.
Utility patents protects novel, nonobvious, and useful products, methods, and article of manufactures.
Design patents protect protect an ornamental design of a functional item.
Plant patents protect new and distinct varieties of plants, other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state.
If you are interested in obtaining a patent, drafting patent applications, or have questions about the patenting process please contact us today.