Utility patent application

  • A utility patent protects a new and useful invention, and is the most common type of patent.
  • I provide complete application drafting services (claims, written description, and drawings) as well as start to finish prosecution before the USPTO.
  • To begin the application process, complete an invention disclosure and contact me for a free initial consultation.

Design patent application

  • A design patent protects the appearance, as opposed to the functionality, of an invention.
  • To begin the process, complete an invention disclosure and include a photograph or drawing of your design.

Patentability search

  • A search of prior art, including US and foreign patents and published applications, with a professional opinion of patentability of the invention.

Provisional patent application

  • A simplified application, containing a complete disclosure of the invention, to be followed by a standard application within 1 year.
  • A provisionalĀ application may be appropriate if more time is needed to develop or market your invention.
  • Filing and preparation fees are reduced. The application will never be examined, but its filing date can be used for the follow-up standard application. (Very important for new first-to-file rules!)

Drawing preparation

  • As an experienced mechanical designer, I create a 3D solid model of your device, allowing quick and efficient generation of the various required drawing views.
  • Alternatively, I can prepare patent drawings from your 3D models or 2D drawings, saving you time and money.