Patent Services

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Why Should I Obtain A Patent?

A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the patent application filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. United States patent grants are effective only within the U.S., U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions. Under certain circumstances, patent term extensions or adjustments may be available.The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention in the United States or “importing” the invention into the United States. What is granted is not the right to make, use, offer for sale, sell, or import; but the grant confers the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling, or importing the invention. Once a patent is issued, the patentee must enforce the patent without aid of the USPTO.

There are three types of patents:

Utility patents

May be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof;

Design Patents

May be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.

Plant Patents

May be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.

Patent Services Offered by Bold Patents

Find out if your specific idea is eligible for a patent. Use the Bold Patents smart search system to search through the full worldwide catalog of patents to see what’s already out there and ensure that your idea truly is original and able to obtain a patent.

Work with experienced patent lawyers to strengthen your patent application before you submit. We guide you through the entire process from start to finish so you have the best opportunity to patent your idea, and do so as smoothly as possible.

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Our team will guide you along in the process of working with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain patent protection on your invention. If the USPTO requires additional information or documents, we will coordinate between parties to ensure everything they need is on file so you can get your patent.

If infringement occurs, Bold Patents can represent you in the legal process of enforcing or defending your patent. When someone tries to claim ownership of your property or idea, our expert legal team stands ready to properly file complaints and court documents to ensure your rights are upheld.

Other Patent Services Offered by Bold Patents

Patent Eligibility Analysis & Report (PEAR)

This is for those inventors that need to know: Is it even possible to patent what I’ve invented? Our Bold Patents Patent attorneys will conduct a detailed consultation in which a client’s invention is disclosed, then, they will gather important functional and aesthetic information about the invention to discern whether, under Section 35 USC 101, the invention is eligible for patenting. The legal analysis and report will be limited to eligibility and will not cover novelty, obviousness or utility, as that is a patentability search, analysis and opinion, which requires extensive searching and detailed analysis. The PEAR is FREE with your initial consultation with Bold Patents. If you would like a more detailed search and analysis, please see Patentability Search & Opinion.

Bold Invention Portfolio

Unsure whether you would like to take the next bold step? For those inventors who are not ready for a full-up patent search (or cannot afford it), the Bold Invention Portfolio includes a cohesive report containing:

  • Invention Disclosure
  • Layman’s Description
  • Preliminary Drawings/Sketches

Pre-Filing for Patenting Process

Prepared to start the patenting process? Bold IP offers a number of services that will fit all of your patent needs! See the list below for our full list of patent prosecution service offerings.

  • Patentability Search & Opinion
  • For a client that wants to know what patents or publications (known as prior art) are already out in the public. This helps answer the basic question of novelty: “Is my invention or improvement really new?”
  • What Is the Patent Search Process?
  • Bold IP works with your businesses to gain an understanding of the strategic business goals and prepares an in depth market-centric analysis of your current patents and pending applications to identify which patents and publications should be maintained, reworked or abandoned. Further, the analysis will identify opportunities for innovation and areas which represent a gap in technology that is necessary to achieve the short or long term business goals.
  • Eligibility: Does My Invention Even Qualify?
  • Timeline and Expectations for Patentability Analysis
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Bold IP works with your businesses to gain an understanding of the strategic business goals and prepares an in depth market-centric analysis of your current patents and pending applications to identify which patents and publications should be maintained, reworked or abandoned. Further, the analysis will identify opportunities for innovation and areas which represent a gap in technology that is necessary to achieve the short or long term business goals.
  • Invention Harvesting
  • Our team will come on-site to your business where your research and development team works to do a 1, 2 or 3 day “invention harvesting” workshop. The workshop begins by developing a set of “technology gaps” between the present day and where the company is going 3-5 years down the road. Making Bold Leaps to close the technology gaps will be accomplished through either invention or protection via trade secrets.
  • Landscape Report & Analysis
  • The objective of a Landscape study in a particular technology domain/market area is to provide analysis of existing knowledge on that specific technology and to indicate empty spaces (where there is either an unmet need or a unsolved problem).
  • Evidence of Use Charts & Analysis
  • Evidence of Use (EoU) helps patent owners identify potentially infringing products in the marketplace. Our EoU charts patent claim elements to specific features of identified products and services, and provides an indication of the strength of patent infringement assertion.

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