Initial consultation - 7 Core Concepts and 2 Goals The patent process is extremely complex. I do no recommend taking on the project of preparing a patent application after reading a self help book such as Patent It Yourself. Whether you prepare the patent application as a DIY project or retain a patent attorney, I recommend going through a formal initial consultation with … [Read more...]
A patent attorney is an individual who has passed both a state bar exam and the patent bar exam and can provide advice with regards to licensing and other non-patent issues that arise in the course of seeking patent protection. In contrast, a patent agent is an individual who has passed only the patent bar exam and cannot provide legal advice. Browse related articles below.
In an effort of full disclosure, I am a patent attorney. There are two significant deficiencies in working with a patent agent. No attorney client privilege. Patent agents cannot give and do not have any experience in advising clients with other areas of intellectual property law. Attorney client privilege During my consultations with clients, one of the … [Read more...]
David Perla and Sanjay Kamlani recently left Pangea3 LLC, a legal process outsourcing (LPO) company as agreed to a purchase agreement almost two years ago. Pangea3 LLC is a LPO company that began by doing document review for litigation support. It is reported that they sold the company for an estimated sum of $40 million. Growth of LPO The LPO industry has been growing … [Read more...]
Over the years, I’ve received numerous calls from people about how an invention promoter may have taken advantage of them. Invention promoters are also referred to as invention promotion company, invention promotion firm, and invention submission companies. 1) What is the definition of an invention promoter? Under 35 USC 297, the definition of an invention promoter is … [Read more...]
Many online websites provide assistance in filing a provisional patent application at a low price. Based on my understanding of these online sites, the website prompts the user with a series of questions. Your answers are placed into a patent application format and filed with the Patent Office. However, no legal advice is provided. In my experience, each person's … [Read more...]