The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) grants patents for inventions that meet statutory criteria. To obtain a U.S. patent, you need to submit an application directly to the USPTO.

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The process of examining applications for patents at the USPTO is divided among a number of examining technology centers (TC). Each TC has jurisdiction over certain assigned fields of technology. The examiners at each TC review applications for patents and determine whether patents can be granted. 

An appeal can be taken to the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB), and a review by the Director of the USPTO may be had on other matters by petition.  In certain matters where an inventor claims that a patent application was derived from the inventor’s work, the PTAB can also decide what is called a Derivation Proceeding.

Navigating all this can be complicated or time-consuming if you are not experienced in the application process or the manner in which the USPTO operates. The United States Patent and Trademark Office themselves strongly recommend that all prospective applicants retain the services of a registered patent attorney or patent agent to prepare and prosecute their applications.

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Whether you are at the initial starting stage, or trying to protect and enforce what you’ve already have, we can help patent and protect your idea or invention. Reach out to us today. We will quickly set up a time when you can speak to an experienced patent attorney.