To obtain a United States patent, a formal patent application having a specification, claims, and drawings must be prepared and filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Usually, the most expensive cost of obtaining a patent is the lawyer̓s charges. Although the inventor may obtain a patent without the assistance of a patent lawyer, this is ordinarily an unwise course of action. Because of the high cost of patent attorney fees, a patent search is often the recommended first step in assessing whether or not to seek patent protection on an invention.
Brian Bellamy, registration #37,278, is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office with over 20 years experience prosecuting patent applications, trademark applications and counseling on patent infringement, trademark infringement, and related matters. He can help you patent and protect your invention, register a federal trademark to build your business brand, and license or sell your intellectual property to others.
Usually, the first step to getting a patent or trademark is to conduct a search. Learn more by clicking to links below to explore how to get a patent.
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- Requirements to Get a Patent
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