If you are the creator of an invention, you may be able to file for what is known as a patent. This type of intellectual property deals with useful inventions, typically stemming from the fields of science, math, and technology. Patent-worthy creations include tangible things, like circuit boards and car engines, as well as intangible things like computer algorithms and genetically-modified organisms. Generally speaking, in order to be eligible to file for a patent, your invention must be new, useful, not obvious, and not something that is already found in nature. If you live in the Salt Lake City area and need a patent lawyer to guide you through this complex process contact Dodd Call Black law firm today.
If you hold a patent, or would like to apply for one, our office can help. Dodd, Call and Black skilled patent lawyers that are experienced in both provisional and non-provisional patent applications, and can assist you in completing and maintaining your pending patent applications and issued patents. You can also count on us to help you handle office action responses, design patents, and applications filed under the PCT / PPH (Patent Cooperation Treaty / Patent Prosecution Highway).
Patents give their owners the sole exclusive rights to make, use, and sell their invention for up to 20 years. Patents are granted and recognized by the Federal government, and can be enforced and defended in court if needed. Since there are so many gray areas around what kinds of things are patentable, and because of the complex filing process, it’s always best to work with an experienced patent attorney. A good law firm will be able to walk you through each step and answer all your questions on how to best protect your invention. Additionally, having a legal advocate can ensure that your invention will be described accurately and completely, thereby giving you a better chance of having your patent application approved.
Prior to beginning any work, we offer a free consultation where we review your situation and help you determine the best path forward. We then provide you with an estimate that includes the total cost of the services you need, which will be very reasonable amount for the services of a skilled Salt Lake City patent attorney.