Patent Law FAQs: Choosing a Patent Attorney
How do I choose a Patent Attorney?
A Patent Attorney is like any other professional and should be someone with whom you are comfortable and upon whom you can rely. You should verify that he or she is registered to practice with the Patent and Trademark Office. Also, for some technology areas, it is usually preferred that the patent attorney has an understanding of the general nature of the technology and a background in the technical area through education and work experience. Similar to a patent agent, a patent attorney can prosecute patent applications before the USPTO on behalf of inventors but in addition have specialized legal training. Thus, a patent attorney can provide legal advice in regards to legal issues such as patent infringement and patent validity whereas a patent agent cannot. Often times, a patent agent works underneath and under the supervision of a registered patent attorney.
About Ardent Law Patent Attorneys
Our Patent Attorneys specialize in drafting patent applications and obtaining patent protection in a cost effective yet timely manner. We pride ourselves on being approachable for we take the time to explain complex patent issues and procedures to our clients.
Our Patent Attorneys, including a former USPTO patent examiner, are experts in negotiating and communicating with the USPTO to ensure that the application receives efficient and proper review throughout the registration process. Whether it is responding to office actions arguing for registration or personally conducting in-person interviews with the patent examiner at the patent office, our patent Attorneys have the experience and expertise to handle all matters.
If you are looking for a Patent Attorney, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. We service clients all across the United States and internationally.
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