Intellectual Property Attorneys for Patents & Trademarks

A lot of inventors and entrepreneurs get intimidated in their search for an intellectual property attorney. Patents and trademarks aren’t exactly the most approachable segment of the law. However, if you choose the right guide, they should be able to ease your mind. You’re not expected to know everything there is to know about protecting IP. That’s your legal advisor’s job! 

At Bold Patents, many of our attorneys were engineers, scientists, and inventors ourselves before dedicating their careers to helping inventors. We know what you’re going through, and we work our hardest to provide the support and security you need. Each of our client relationships starts with a free screening so you can feel more secure about the road ahead. A few questions arise in just about every session, so we lay them out in detail here to make your search for an intellectual property attorney a little easier.

Types of Intellectual Property

One of the first questions we field is what kind of legal protection our new client needs. Here are a few different types we handle. 

There is another type of intellectual property law not listed here: copyrights. Those apply to artistic works like song lyrics, novels, plays, and even some types of software code. The types of intellectual property described above are mostly handled by the USPTO. Copyrights, on the other hand, are handled by the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. It’s relatively easy to file one yourself. In most cases, your need for a lawyer will stem from someone infringing on it, so it’s not an area we typically handle. 

However, if it goes through the USPTO, it is our area of expertise. We are ready and waiting to provide the legal assistance you need!

Here at Bold Patents, we help inventors and entrepreneurs reach their visionary dreams by securing rock solid patent and trademark protection.

– J.D. Houvener, CEO

What Types of Legal Assistance Are Available?

As you search for an intellectual property attorney, you’re going to come across several different types of services designed to protect IP. Some of the most common include: 

Patent Search Tools

Patent Search Tools

A variety of options for patent searches are available. These run the gamut from attorney-led research teams to online self-service databases. In these cases, you get what you pay for. 

Choosing a simple online search will likely not help you uncover prior art, which is often the very thing that leads to a denial.

Patent Drafter

Patent Drafter

It’s wise to include patent drawings in your application, but not everyone is an artist. Some professional illustration firms specialize in putting your vision down on paper so you can include diagrams in your application.

Trademark Databases

Trademark Databases

While you can search the USPTO’s trademark database before you apply, that’s no guarantee you’ll uncover every instance that could lead to an infringement.

Some online legal services offer more comprehensive databases that individuals seeking a trademark can use to locate anything that might complicate their application.

Patent Agents

Patent Agents

These individuals are not attorneys. Instead, they specialize in putting together applications. Typically, they have a four-year college degree and have passed the USPTO Patent Bar exam.

However, agents cannot give legal advice. They can provide information and help you put together an application, but they may not help you overcome any roadblocks.

Full-Service IP Attorneys

Full-Service IP Attorneys

A full-service IP attorney will handle everything from the patent search to putting together and submitting your applications. This is an end-to-end solution that may offer the best chance of success.

It’s also potentially more cost-effective than paying individually for various searches, agents, and other separate services to complete your application.

IP Litigators

IP Litigators

In most cases, you will not need one of these. Such attorneys specifically focus on handling matters in the courtroom—which can get very complicated in patent law. They’ll handle issues with patent infringements and lawsuits. 

If an IP attorney completed your application, they may be able to provide a referral—though using one in the first place will reduce the chance of litigation.

At Bold Patents, we strive to keep everything in-house to minimize the different services you’ll need. If we can’t provide it, we will try to refer you to a practitioner we trust.  

Why Bold Patents?

We are industry-leading intellectual property attorneys whose primary goal is to make the process approachable, safe, and secure. We offer as many services as we can in-house and provide an excellent collaborative environment for our clients. If you’re ready to protect your branded assets and inventions, reach out to us for a free screening online or call 800-849-1913.

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If at any time within the first 14 days of signed engagement with Bold Patents, you are dissatisfied with the level of service provided, we will refund 100% of your money.