When you hear the word prosecution, you may think of going to court to hold someone responsible for negative actions or crimes. In the world of intellectual property, it actually means securing your patent to protect your product or invention.
Patent prosecution is your legal right to protect your intellectual property, which is extremely important for new inventors and businesses that have intellectual property that could make or break their sales. With the patent prosecution process, you will:
- Write and file a patent application
- Develop a property protection strategy
It’s a good idea to work with someone who is familiar with U.S. patent laws. Usually, patent prosecution lawyers will be licensed in law and practice in front of the U.S. patent office, which is unique to this field.
Why does getting a patent matter?
Getting a patent is one of the best things you can do to protect your property. With a patent, you’ll have the exclusive right to sell your product. You’ll be able to license it out to others and make money off your invention.
Why is it a good choice to work with a patent prosecution attorney?
The process of getting a patent is not simple. You will need to show that your invention is unique and make sure another similar item has not been patented in the past. You may have to pay fees and go through other parts of the legal process to obtain the protections you’re interested in having for your invention. Good help could make the difference between getting the patent awarded or walking away without one.