Patent Prosecution 2017-05-18T18:53:10+00:00

Tucker Law Patent Lawyers

A patent is a government granted limited monopoly that provides you with a negative right to exclude others from making, using, or selling your invention.  The patent is a form of personal property.

In order to receive a patent, you must file a patent application that sufficiently describes the invention to enable a person of ordinary skill to make and use the invention.  The patent application must also disclose the best mode known at the time of filing.  In addition to the written description, called the “specification”, the application also includes patent claims.  The “claims” found at the end of the patent is what gives the patent its teeth.  It is these claims that are looked to when determining whether a competitor is infringing upon your patent.

After a Patent Attorney from the Firm’s office files your patent, your invention is patent pending and you can use the term patent pending on your products, marketing materials, and in license negotiations.

At this point, you may be wondering whether your invention is patentable.  Your invention may be a revolutionary technological advancement, customarily identified as a pioneer invention.  Alternatively, your invention may be a small improvement on an existing products.  You may be able to receive patent rights even on very small improvements to an existing product.

If you would like a free no-obligation evaluation of the patentability of your invention from a Registered Patent Lawyer, please click here.  By doing so, Registered Patent Lawyer, Matthew Sean Tucker, will confidentially review your invention.  Subsequently, he provide you with the evaluation of your invention, estimated fees and costs to proceed with a patent application, as well as addition information explaining the patent process.

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*Submitting your invention does not make you a client of the firm.  In order to become a client, you must sign an engagement letter.  Regardless, as a potential client, your invention is maintained in strict confidence.
**Registered Patent Lawyers are legally bound by Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 10.57, as well as the state Bar Association, which requires lawyers to maintain the knowledge of your invention in strict confidence.
***After submitting your invention, you shall receive confirmation of your disclosure.