Our patent attorneys can help you prepare, file and presecute U.S. patent applications on mechanical, electrical and software-based inventions.
We have prepared and filed hundreds of patent applications, including utility patents, design patents, and PCT patent applications. A list of recently issued patents is available here. We offer all of clients cost-effective, expeditious RESULTS-ORIENTED REPRESENTATION.® If you are a small business or sole inventor in Nevada, we can advise you on strategies for protecting your intellectual property (IP). Our patent attorneys travel regularly to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Virginia to prosecute US patent applications. Steven Rinehart is a licensed attorney in Virginia. In many cases, our patent attorney can prepare a patent application on an expedited basis at only a fraction of the cost of larger firms. Currently, only about a fourth of patent applications filed in the U.S. every issue, in part because inventors cannot afford the cost paying traditional patent firms over the two to three year period a patent is pending. It is common for larger firms, who charge hourly, to vastly underestimate the number of hours they intend to bill a client until after the client has paid a retainer and assumed responsibility for the bill. We can offer clients a flat fee for the prosecution of the patent application to ensure representation is secured throughout the pendency of the patent application.
International Patent Applications
We can help you file international patent applications (PCT patent applications), and secure patents in most of the countries of the world. The countries of the world in which we may be able to help you secure patents are shown in the table below.
Examples of Our Work
Types of Patent Applications
Provisional Patents. In the U.S., a provisional patent is a simplified patent application that reserves the right of its inventor to file a utility application for one year. In a sense, it protects an invention temporarily for one year
Utility Patents. A utility patent is by far the most common type of patent applied for and issued. A utility patent application can be drafted to protect any human-made chemical, machine, device, system, computer program, or method or doing or making almost anything.
Design Patents. A design patent protects an ormamental design of a useful item (the way something looks). Cars, shoes, rings and computer icons are all examples. The application process is simple relative to other applications.
PCT Patents. Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), inventors can often obtain patent protection in foreign countries if a PCT application is filed with an international receiving office within one year of the first domestic patent filing.
Utah Patent Attorneys