Patent Lawyer Chicago
We enable visionaries across Chicago with top-quality patents, to dominate the competition in the market!
- Patent Search
- Design, Utility, & Plant Patents
- Patent Opinions
- Trademarks & More…
As a patent lawyer Chicago business owners trust for dedicated, convenient, and efficient representation, Bold Patents also serves the surrounding area’s IP needs. This includes Oak Park, Evanston, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Hammond, and more.
Identify, Protect, and Enforce Your Patent Rights!
Here in Chicago, we serve investors, entrepreneurs, and scientists who are pushing the limits, doing what hasn’t been done before, and taking risks in the spirit of progress and positive change.
Chicago has stood for years as a creative hub in America’s northeast. From the artistry of Cloud Gate to industrial creations, fresh ideas have always been a part of Chicago culture. The world’s first skyscraper (the Home Insurance Building) awed Chicago residents and visitors alike in 1885, and the iconic Ferris Wheel was also a Chicago creation, invented for the city’s 1893 World’s Fair.
Windy City inventors also brought us sleeper cars on trains, revolutionizing travel at the time, and the ubiquitous car radio. Other things we take for granted today, such as vacuum cleaners, zippers, roller skates, color TV, and daytime soap operas, also had their roots in Chicago. When it comes to food and drink, Chicagoans brought us Cracker Jack, pasteurized cheese, Pearl Milling Company (formerly Aunt Jemima) pancake mix, Wrigley’s gum, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, and more.
Arguably one of the greatest feats of ingenuity from Chicago minds is not something we can use or consume, but it’s something that’s impacted countless lives since the late 19th century: The flow of the Chicago River was reversed! In an effort to stem the growing threat of a public health emergency because of wastewater flowing from the Chicago River into Lake Michigan, which served as the source of the city’s drinking water, Chicago engineer Sylvester Chesbrough conceived of and carried out a plan to reverse the river’s flow toward the Mississippi River.
We have multiple offices in the downtown Chicago area, ready to serve your needs. Our job is to make sure that your idea is protected, secured, and enforced by our staff and expert patent attorneys. We understand the difficulties of growing your ideas and business. That is why we exist; to help our clients through the legal processes of intellectual property.
At Bold Patents, we are there to help you every step of the way, from patentability opinions to protecting your patent down the road.
World Class Patent Attorneys Serving Chicago, IL
Home of the Art Institute of Chicago, McCormick Place, and (approximately) twelve Nobel Prize winners, Chicago, IL is no doubt a city of innovation!
Every day, thousands of people come to the 3rd largest metropolitan area in the world to make their business dreams come true. It’s no wonder why that may be the case.
Whether you’re a small startup or a big business, here at Chicago Bold Patents patent firm, we take the time to learn more about our clients and their businesses as we help them understand how patents work. This way, not only would they have a better chance of competing in today’s global market, they would also be better able to improve their business as a whole.
So what are you waiting for? Are you ready to get started with a Chicago patent attorney?
What Others Have Said About Bold Patents’ Law Firm!
Why Schedule a Discovery Call?
1. Peace of mind. Please, don’t make the same mistakes other inventors or businesses have.
2. We specialize in intellectual property. Leading patent firm in the United States. Your idea is safe.
3. All sessions include our Inventor’s Guide to Patents book free of charge. (Normally $31 on Amazon)
Free Book & Session!
Who is Bold Patents Law Firm?
Our clients are investors, entrepreneurs, and scientists that are pushing the limits, doing what hasn’t been done before, and taking risks in the spirit of progress and positive change.
We now serve clients nationwide to enable visionaries with top-quality patents, to dominate the competition in the market!
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Chicago Patent Attorneys
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Please Note: All Office Locations and In-Person Meetings are by appointment only.
Patent and Trademark Services in Chicago
Bold Patents, a virtual law firm, provides patent and trademark services in Chicago and across the U.S.
Chicago is one of the country’s largest economic hubs. From the mercantile exchange to its many top universities and colleges, Chicago is home to both the investors and innovators that build businesses.
Some of America’s largest businesses are headquartered in Illinois. Leading businesses in the manufacturing, retail, food service, pharmaceutical and medical device, and aeronautic industries are in the Chicago metropolitan area. These businesses create intellectual property (IP) and maintain vendor and contractor relationships with small- and medium-sized businesses that create IP.
Whether a business is a transnational manufacturer or a startup technology firm, a Chicago patent attorney or Chicago trademark attorney can provide the knowledge and experience to protect the company’s IP.
What Makes Bold Patents Different
Bold Patents educates clients in the patent process and works with them one-on-one to leverage their technology into a revenue-generating business. By understanding their goals, Bold Patents helps clients make intelligent decisions about using patents and trademarks to reach them.
We provide comprehensive IP services. Bold Patents helps our clients obtain and protect the IP rights that can launch a startup business or help an established business move ahead of its competitors.
We offer our clients a broad view of IP. We work closely with each client’s business management team, so we understand their technology and their goals. With this background, we can advise them about using IP strategically within their business by analyzing the patentability and market readiness of the clients’ inventions.
This deep understanding of our clients and their core technologies helps us to develop a long-term relationship. This relationship helps us obtain the strongest possible IP protection for our clients’ innovations.
Chicago Patent Lawyer Services
A Chicago IP attorney from Bold Patents can provide services in three broad areas:
Patentability: Patents are granted for inventions that are novel and non-obvious. A novel invention has at least one feature that is not shown in the prior art. A non-obvious invention is not a variation on, or combination of, prior art inventions. Thus, to determine patentability, Bold Patents, a Chicago patent law firm, conducts a patent search and compares the invention to the prior art.
Patent drafting and prosecution: A Chicago US patent lawyer drafts a patent application based on the patentability analysis. Specifically, the patent application’s claims are focused on the invention’s patentable features. Once the application is filed, the patent lawyer guides the patent application to issuance by the patent office.
Patent infringement: A competitor infringes a patent when it exploits the patent without permission from the patent owner. Whether a client is accused of infringement or has uncovered a patent infringer, a Chicago patent attorney can evaluate the merits of the infringement claim by analyzing the accused product or process.
The Patent Process
As an IP law firm Chicago business owners know and trust, Bold Patents guides Chicago entrepreneurs and inventors through the steps of the patent process, including:
Before filing the patent: A business must evaluate the business case before investing in patents. A Chicago US patent attorney supports this evaluation by rendering an opinion on whether an invention is patentable and whether it has the potential to produce a return on investment if patented. This opinion often includes an assessment about whether the invention is ready for patenting and the scope of the patent rights that can be reasonably expected.
Filing the patent: A patent lawyer works closely with the inventors to draft and file a patent application. The US Patent Office assigns the patent application to a patent examiner who reviews the application and conducts a patent search. In most cases, the patent examiner issues an office action containing the grounds for rejecting or objecting to the patent application. The inventors work with the patent lawyer to submit amendments and arguments to overcome the rejection. If the patent examiner rejects the application again, the inventors and patent lawyer will review the options for continuing to pursue a patent.
After patent issuance: Many patent owners require assistance licensing and enforcing patents. Licensing a US patent is often an attractive option for monetizing a US patent. A Chicago US patent attorney can assist clients to develop a licensing program, negotiate licenses, and draft licensing agreements. If a competitor exploits the patented invention without the patent owner’s permission, a patent attorney can help assess the claim by analyzing the allegedly infringing product.
Chicago Trademark Lawyer Services
Trademarks and service marks help consumers identify a business’s goods and services. A Chicago trademark lawyer from Bold Patents can help a business protect its marks and prevent consumer confusion. Marks can include the distinctive names, logos, slogans, packaging, and product configurations that distinguish a business’s branding.
The services Bold Patents provides through its Chicago trademark law firm include:
Protectability: A business’s choice and use of marks can affect the quantity and quality of its trademark rights. A Chicago US trademark lawyer can help a client select strong marks and use the marks properly to cultivate its trademark rights.
Acquisition: Although common law trademark rights arise when a business uses a mark, a federal or state registration filed by a Chicago US trademark attorney can expand on those rights. A Chicago trademark attorney can assess the client’s need for trademark registrations and help the client obtain those registrations. When businesses expand their products or services overseas, a Chicago US trademark attorney provides the guidance and logistical support to expand the business’s trademark rights to foreign countries.
Infringement: Trademark infringement occurs when a confusingly similar mark is used by a competitor. Whether a client is accused of infringing a trademark or has identified a potentially infringing use, a Chicago trademark law firm can assess the strength of the infringement claim by analyzing the allegedly infringing use.
Selecting a Chicago US Patent Lawyer and Chicago US Trademark Lawyer
There are many Chicago intellectual property law firms. However, Bold Patents is different from other local law firms in Chicago and we are proud to have established a reputation as a patent lawyer Chicago business owners know they can trust. Bold Patents focuses on our clients. We help clients view patents and trademarks strategically so they can treat them as business assets.
The dedicated inventor team from Bold Patents maintains communication throughout the patent and trademark process. This allows us to cultivate a close relationship so we can help our clients turn their ideas into reality.
Contact us to schedule a Discovery Call to discuss your business’s IP. Please keep in mind that this webpage does not constitute legal advice or guidance. Reading this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and Bold Patents. Every situation is different, and you should not act or fail to act based on anything you read on this website.