Patentability: Bold Patents, a Boston patent law firm, determines patentability by conducting a patent search and comparing the subject invention to the features previously disclosed in the prior art. A patentable invention must be novel, that is, have at least one new feature not shown in the prior art. Moreover, the invention must be non-obvious, that is, the invention must be neither a combination of, nor a variation on, the prior art.
Patent drafting and prosecution: Based on the patentability analysis, a Boston US patent lawyer can write a patent application directed to the invention’s patentable features. The patent lawyer files the patent application with the US Patent Office and guides it to issuance as a US patent.
Patent infringement: When a competitor makes, utilizes, imports, sells, or offers to sell a patented invention, the competitor infringes the patent. A Boston patent attorney can compare the patent’s claims to the accused product or process and determine the relative merits and risks of filing a patent infringement lawsuit.