A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.
If you have an invention, or an improvement on an existing invention, securing a patent is an important step in protecting your invention and insuring that you have recourse if your invention is used without your permission.
Every situation is unique. If you thought of an invention, take the time for a free phone consultation with Mr. Connolly to discuss whether pursuing a patent is right for you.
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There are three main types of patents. Utility patents, or Nonprovisional patents, may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement of the same. Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.
In addition to the three main types of patents, the Law Office of Sean Christian Connolly offer the following patent-related services:
Before filing a patent application, the first step of the patenting process is to have a patent attorney perform a professional patent search to determine whether any existing patents or patent applications are relevant to your invention.
Call now for a free phone consultation with Mr. Connolly to discuss your individual situation. Flat fee services available.
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