Bold Patents: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Bold Patents is an intellectual property law firm that provides entrepreneurs and inventors with the services they need to safely present their ideas to the world.

Our firm helps clients to protect their intellectual property (IP), including inventions and branding. We bring extensive knowledge and experience in patent and trademark law to startup projects of all kinds. We also provide one-on-one counseling for inventors and entrepreneurs to learn about the patent and trademark process, determine their goals, develop strategies to leverage new technologies into a business, turn their ideas into a reality

We provide comprehensive legal assistance throughout the patent and trademark process, from initial concept evaluation to granted patents and registered marks.

Our patent and trademark lawyers work closely with clients to develop a deep understanding of the core concepts behind their IP. By clearly understanding the invention, we can help our clients appreciate both the patentability and marketability of that invention.

Whether we are representing inventions to the Patent Office and arguing the novelty of an invention or counseling clients about strengthening their brands, the lawyers at Bold Patents strive to provide high quality patent and trademark law services to our clients.

Once we’ve secured exclusive rights to their IP, we introduce our clients to key referral partners who will help them bring their concepts into the marketplace. Inventors and entrepreneurs can easily get lost in the specifics of their ideas and designs. They may forget to step back from science and engineering efforts to evaluate the market readiness of their innovations.

Bold Patents provides clients with the strongest possible IP protection, while developing and maintaining long-term relationships.

IP law can be complex; we recommend beginning with a consultation to best assess your needs.

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Patent Eligibility Opinion & IP Assessment

Patent Eligibility Opinion & IP Assessment

If you’ve developed a unique idea, you might be wondering if it’s patent eligible. Whether you’re an individual inventor or representing an idea for a business, most people start their inquiries here. Our registered patent attorneys offer inventors an affordable analysis to determine if patenting is the right avenue of protection for them. Sometimes, other areas of IP need to be addressed in parallel, including: trademarks, trade secrets, and copyright law. Your Bold patent attorney will help you assess all areas of IP related to your invention in the context of your business goals.

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Patentability Search & Legal Opinion

Patentability Search & Legal Opinion

Once you have determined that your idea is patent eligible, you will need to do a comprehensive search to determine whether the idea has previously been developed, published, or patented. A professional search and legal opinion will provide you the advice you really need to be able to make the decision to move forward.

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Provisional Patent Application

Provisional Patent Application

After completing the comprehensive search and getting a positive opinion on patentability, filing a provisional patent application (PPA) is the best next move. A PPA provides you with the highly coveted “patent pending” status. This will allow you or your business to begin marketing the idea and seeking a secure investment.

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Non-Provisional (Utility) Patent Application

Non-Provisional (Utility) Patent Application

Once your provisional patent has been filed, you must seek a non-provisional patent application (NPA), also called a Utility Patent Application, within a year in order for your patent to be granted. If the year passes without an NPA  being filed, the security of your idea or invention will be at risk. This is also the time to consider expediting examination and/or filing internationally. Most hardware products have both design and utility patent protection.

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Design Patent Applications

Design Patent Applications

With most hardware or tangible goods inventions, the shape of the product, with its specific design is incredibly important in marketing and promotion. With a design patent, the look and feel of your invention is protected, securing the design features of the invention that make it uniquely yours. Most hardware products have both design and utility patent protection.

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Patent Infringement & Validity Opinions

Patent Infringement & Validity Opinions

If you have been falsely accused of patent infringement or if another party has infringed on your patented IP, we are fully equipped to analyze the situation and provide you with concrete astute legal opinions to confirm or deny infringement, patent validity, or both.

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Trademark Registrability Opinions and Applications

Trademark Registrability Opinions and Applications

Our Bold Attorneys will conduct the research necessary to confirm that a certain word or design mark will be eligible for trademark registration, and what the likelihood of success will be if filed at the federal level. Then, we, and help craft an ideal trademark application before the USPTO and prosecute it all the way through to final registration.

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Trademark Infringement & Validity Opinions

Trademark Infringement & Validity Opinions

Has an individual or business unfairly accused you of infringing on a trademark? Alternatively, has someone infringed on your trademark? Our team is here to offer you assessment of the relevant legalities to ensure that your intellectual property and rights are protected.

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We also provide a wide range of other services to secure and protect your IP, including plant patents, international applications, patent office actions and appeals, and much more. For more information, schedule a free session today!

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If you’ve developed a unique idea, you might be wondering if it’s patent eligible. Whether you’re an individual inventor or representing an idea for a business, most people start their inquiries here. Our certified patent attorneys offer inventors an affordable analysis to determine if patenting is the right avenue of protection for them. Sometimes, other areas of IP need to be addressed in parallel, including: trademarks, trade secrets, and copyright law. Your Bold patent attorney will help you assess all areas of IP related to your invention in the context of your business goals.

Once you have determined that your idea is patent eligible, you will need to do a comprehensive search to determine whether the idea has previously been developed, published, or patented before. A professional search and legal opinion will provide you the advice you really need to be able to make the decision to move forward.

After completing the comprehensive search and getting a positive opinion on patentability, , filing a provisional patent application (PPA) is the best next move. A PPA provides you with the highly coveted “patent pending” status. This will allow you or your business to begin marketing the idea and seeking a secure investment.

Once your provisional patent has been filed, you must seek a non-provisional patent application (NPA), also called a Utility Patent Application, within a year in order for your patent to be granted. If the year passes without an NPA  being filed, the security of your idea or invention will be at risk. This is also the time to consider expediting examination and/or filing internationally. Most hardware products have both design and utility patent protection.

With most hardware or tangible goods inventions, the shape of the product, with its specific design  incredibly important in marketing and promotion. With a design patent, the look and feel of your invention is protected, securing the design features of the invention that make it uniquely yours. Most hardware products have both design and utility patent protection.

If you have been falsely accused of patent infringement or if another party has infringed on your patented IP, we are fully equipped to analyze the situation and provide you with concrete astute legal opinions to confirm or deny infringement, patent validity, or both.

Our Bold Attorneys will conduct the research necessary to confirm that a certain word or design mark will be eligible for trademark registration, and what the likelihood of success will be if filed at the federal level. Then, we, and help craft an ideal trademark application before the USPTO and prosecute it all the way through to final registration.

Has an individual or business unfairly accused you of infringing on a trademark? Alternatively, has someone infringed on your trademark? Our team is here to offer you assessment of the relevant legalities to ensure that your intellectual property and rights are protected.

We also provide a wide range of other services to secure and protect your IP, including plant patents, international applications, patent office actions and appeals, and much more. For more information, schedule a free session today!

Patent Services

A patent can give your business a jump start on your competition. A patent attorney from Bold Patents can explain the costs and benefits of obtaining a patent. Our lawyers can then walk you through the process of obtaining that patent. Armed with knowledge, you can make an informed decision about whether you should file a patent application.

Once the patent application is filed, Bold Patents can provide legal support, including things like a patentability, and provide guidance though all of the necessary steps to obtain a U.S. patent.

What Do Patent Services Entail?

Some of the services that our patent attorneys provide include:

Patentability Opinions- Inventions must meet specific statutory criteria to be patentable. These criteria include:

  • It must relate to an eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101
  • It must be shown to be useful under 35 U.S.C. § 101
  • It must be shown to be novel under 35 U.S.C. § 102
  • It must be shown to be non-obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103

We perform prior art searches through U.S. and international patents and publications and provide our clients with a realistic assessment of whether their inventions are patentable or not.

Lastly, a legal opinion is delivered, which provides a clear answer as to whether a patent should be filed or not.

Patent Drafting- A patent application includes three main sections:

  • Drawings
  • Written specifications
  • Claims

To write a provisional or regular patent application, a patent lawyer must understand the features that distinguish the invention from any prior art. The lawyer must then explain these features in the patent application specification and drawings so that a patent examiner will appreciate the differences.

Finally, the lawyer must write claims that set out the boundaries of the invention and identify the elements that cannot be used by competitors.

Patent Prosecution- Once a patent application is filed, a patent attorney must shepherd the application through the U.S. Patent Office. In most cases, a patent application will receive at least one office action rejecting or objecting to the application. This is a normal part of patent prosecution and allows our lawyers to work with the patent examiner to focus on the patentable features of the invention.

If the examiner persists in the rejection, our firm can:

  • Make amendments and/or provide legal arguments to overcome the rejections.
  • Appeal the rejection
  • Add new material and re-file the application
  • Request further examination of the application

If our lawyers persuade the examiner to agree to the patentability of the invention, the patent will be issued.

International and Foreign Patent Filings- Nations and regional unions administer independent patent systems. Although the U.S. is a member of international patent treaties, inventors need to file separate patent applications for each nation in which patent protection is sought.

We can coordinate with local law firms and regional unions in these countries to file patent applications and secure exclusive rights.

Patent Licensing- Under patent licensing, you grant permission to a licensee to make, use, sell, offer to sell, and/or import your patented invention. In exchange, the licensee pays you license fees (also known as royalties).

Our firm can introduce you to our key patent licensing referral partners once you have reached at least patent pending status.

Patent Litigation – If your invention achieves success, copyists will most likely begin to emerge. If these copyists appropriate the patented features of your invention, they infringe upon your patent.

Patent litigation is one of the most complicated forms of litigation. It combines an area of law that is unfamiliar to most judges and jurors with cutting-edge science and engineering. As a result, most civil litigators cannot successfully litigate patent infringement.

Our firm will refer clients to the right patent litigation firm and support our clients by providing claim charts and key opinions on infringement and validity, which are the main points that are argued in federal court patent litigation.

What Protections Do Patents Provide?

Patents are property. They provide the patent owner with the exclusive right to exploit the invention. If another person or business makes, uses, sells, offers to sell, or imports the patented invention, your issued patent can be used to fight back.

Reasons to Hire Bold Patents for Patent Attorney Services

Even though the patent office allows inventors to file applications pro se (without legal representation), they strongly advise against doing so.

A patent lawyer must have qualifications that most lawyers — and most inventors — simply do not have. They must have a law degree and an engineering or science degree. They must also pass the Patent Bar examination.

As a result of this training, our lawyers have special knowledge of patent law and training in the ways to navigate the Patent Office’s procedures. This provides major benefits to you when you partner with the team at Bold Patents for patent law services.

Trademark Services

Trademarks serve businesses and consumers who want to identify the source of goods or services. Trademarks can help your business to develop a brand that consumers will use as a shortcut to remember the quality and reputation of your goods and services.

Our trademark lawyers can walk you through the costs and benefits of registering your trademarks. We can also help you to understand how to use your trademarks to improve enforceability. When it comes time to register your trademarks, Bold Patents will provide comprehensive trademark law support throughout the process.

What Do Trademark Services Entail?

Some of the trademark services our trademark attorneys provide include:

Registrability Opinions- The U.S. Trademark Office registers trademarks if they are:

  • Inherently distinctive or capable of acquiring distinctiveness
  • Not confusingly similar to any mark already registered or in use

We assess registrability when conducting a trademark search and analyze the similarity between any marks uncovered and your mark.

Filing and Prosecuting Trademark Applications- Our lawyers will work with you to prepare a trademark application for your marks. Once your application is filed, the Trademark Office will assign the application to an examining attorney.

Examining attorneys frequently issue office actions that reject the application. In response to an office action, our lawyers can present arguments and evidence to secure the registration of your mark. If the examining attorney issues a final office action, we can help you to appeal the rejection.

International Trademark Registrations –Each nation and regional union maintains a separate trademark registration system. A key requirement of foreign trademarks is the use of the mark in the jurisdiction.

As your products or services expand around the world, Bold Patents can help your business to secure foreign trademark registrations.

Trademark Licensing –Trademark licensing is a very tricky process. However, as you expand the reach of your goods or services, you may require trademark licenses, franchise agreements, or other business relationships to exploit your brand.

What Protections Do Trademark Registrations Provide?

Trademark registrations provide the exclusive right to use your mark for your goods or services. More importantly, you can prevent confusingly similar uses, even if the mark, goods, or services are not identical to yours.

This creates space between your brand and your competitors’ brands, allowing customers to clearly distinguish which products and services are yours.

Reasons to Hire Bold Patents for Trademark Attorney Services

Our trademark attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge in trademark law that a general business attorney will not have. We file trademark applications in the U.S. Trademark Office routinely. We know the laws they rely on and the procedures that they use to issue trademarks.

Turn to the Team at Bold Patents

Our attorneys provide high-quality legal advice and act as trusted patent consultants to our clients. We work one-on-one with inventors and entrepreneurs to help them to fully understand the steps to secure their IP.

Throughout the process, we help inventors and entrepreneurs to realize their business goals. IP assets require an investment and IP owners should expect a return on that investment by monetizing their IP.

We are truly invested in our clients and their success. Our dedicated team of attorneys, patent agents, paralegals, and staff members maintain direct communication with each client throughout the entire patent and trademark process.

At Bold Patents, our firm provides free valuable resources to our clients to help them understand how to protect their visionary ideas in the marketplace. To learn more about our free resources or to schedule a free screening session, contact us.

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