Boston Patent Lawyer
The patent process for taking an invention from an idea to a patented item is both technically and administratively complex. Thoughout the United States, as in Boston, patent applications begin with an administrative application procedure. The application requirements include an explanation of the invention and a detailed specification of the technology being claimed.
The process for filing a patent application sounds simple, but it requires full disclosure of every pertinent detail. Check with a Boston patent lawyer regarding all the requirements before filing a patent application. The application is reviewed by a patent examiner who has technical training in the fields appropriate to the technology behind the invention. If the examiner objects to the application, either because it already exists or because the examiner says it is obvious, the applicant has several options:
- Attempt to amend the application
- Convince the examiner of its validity under patent law
- Start an appeals process
Inventors in Boston, Patent Law
and Patent Process
Even after acceptance of a patent, patents can be compromised by neglecting to follow the time limits or other requirements in the process. It makes sense for a Boston inventor to seek the legal assistance of a skilled Boston patent lawyer who knows how to complete an application in accordance with patent law to ensure the best chances of acceptance. An experienced patent lawyer in Boston can provide a full range of Boston patent services, including dealing with patent infringements, and to make sure you do not lose your patent by neglecting to follow the rules along the way.
Contact Intellectual Property attorney Robert K. Tendler, or call us at (617) 723-7268 for a consultation on your intellectual property law matter.