When you create an invention, your hard work is dear to you and you want to be the one who benefits from it. That’s why applying for a patent makes sense, but you must be sure to do it correctly and not omit any of the important steps. The first thing to do is to make certain that your invention does not already exist. You can do this by running a patent search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, website. This website has a database of all patents that have been issued in the past. Applying for a patent can be costly, and your first application is the most important one, so you want to be sure you’ve done it correctly.
What is Needed to Register For a Patent
There are a number of things you’ll need to file for your patent, and to be sure you have them all, one of the best ways to proceed is to hire a patent agent or patent attorney to assist you with the application process. You will need comprehensive illustrations of the invention as well as directions for use. You must also submit a complete description of the invention and information about its benefits and advantages.
You’ll also need the appropriate forms for filing, which include the Patent Application Declaration, or PAD, form, payment for the application, and an Information Disclosure Statement, or IDS, which lets you add other details about your invention. Patent applications may be filed electronically.
Call to Schedule an Appointment With a California Patent Attorney Today
If you are interested in applying for a patent for your new invention, call to schedule a consultation with a California patent attorney today. The experienced legal professionals at the Law Offices of Dorian Cartwright will ensure that all parts of your patent application are completed and have the best chance of being approved. You’ll save time and money by getting it done right the first time. We serve the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Santa Clara, San Francisco and surrounding communities. Check out our web page at cartwrightesq.com or give us a call at
1-800-810-8030 and let us assist you with the patent process.