Your invention or innovative idea could be a huge payday for you as long as you take steps to protect it. That may mean getting a patent or applying for a trademark which takes skill and experience. If you decide to go the patent or trademark route, you should understand the process and consider getting legal assistance.
Why Should I Apply for a Patent or Trademark?
You need a patent or trademark to protect your intellectual property, invention, business model, plant or any other thing you have created that may have value. You can protect your idea or invention by submitting a patent or trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Getting a patent or trademark is the only way to be certain that no one can copy your work or make money off your hard work.
First Stages of Applying for a Patent
Patent and trademark laws in the U.S. are exceedingly complicated, and the process is detailed. Millions of patent and trademark requests are submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but only a fraction are approved. Because there is a high rate of failure for patent applications, every stage is critical, and the slightest mistake can result in a failed application.
If you are planning on applying for a patent you need to do the following:
Keep a diary of your work including dates and other pertinent details
Do a patent search
Research the marketability and value of your invention or creation
Fill out a patent or trademark application
The above steps sound simple, but some of those steps are more complicated than you think. The patent search alone can take months to conduct especially for someone with no experience. USAttorneys encourages you to speak with a patent lawyer and discuss all the stages of applying for a patent or trademark.
You can conduct your patent search online and visit the location below:
Patent and Trademark Resource Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588
The lawyers at USAttorneys.com are highly qualified legal professionals who strive to give their clients outstanding service. When you retain one of the lawyers, you will have someone to protect your interests at every turn. The patent attorneys you will find on our page have a comprehensive knowledgeable of the federal patent law and will apply their talents to your case. They won’t stop working for you until you are satisfied with the outcome.
Our patent and trademark lawyers in Nebraska devote their legal practices to helping inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators get the patent or trademark they hope to get. We have a legal team with successes and referrals from happy clients. Call today and set up a consultation.
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