PATENT PROSECUTION

Preparing and filing patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is referred to as “patent prosecution.” The registered patent attorneys at Thomas P. Howard, LLC are extremely experienced ex-patent examiners from the Patent and Trademark Office. They understand every step of this procedure and will work with you to secure the broadest possible protection for your invention. As a result of their extensive experience both working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and prosecuting patents for clients, our attorneys know how to write concise and effective patent claims.

Patents can provide a significant competitive advantage to a business. Utility patents protect the functional aspects of an invention, while design patents protect the aesthetic look of a new product. Both types of patents will give the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing what is claimed in the patent.

We will work closely with you to learn about your invention and determine the viability of pursuing a patent for you as well as whether a patent makes sense in view of the expected scope of protection. Other forms of IP protection such as protecting the innovation as a trade secret may be appropriate depending on the circumstances.

Call Thomas P. Howard, LLC at 303-665-9845 for a free consultation regarding the prosecution of a patent on your behalf.