Experienced Intellectual Property Attorneys for Individual Innovators
For many individuals, protecting their legal rights to Intellectual Property can appear too troublesome, costly, and out-of-reach. Patent and Trademark protection is often associated with “the corporate world”, skyrise law firms, and the associated expense.
At 3IP Law, we specialize in bridging the gap between individual innovators and the complex realm of Intellectual Property law. Our highly experienced team is dedicated to demystifying the legal landscape, providing accessible guidance, and ensuring that every inventor or entrepreneur, regardless of their scale, can affordably navigate the intricacies of Intellectual Property protection.
Many inventors and entrepreneurs are intimidated in by the thought of filing for a Patent or Trademark to protect their hard-earned innovations and property. However, if you choose the right Intellectual Property attorney, this process is as easy as discussing your invention, mark, or work with your lawyer, and answering simple questions.
At 3IP Law, many of our attorneys were engineers, scientists, and inventors ourselves before dedicating their careers to helping others. We know what you’re going through because we’ve been there! That’s why each of our client relationships starts with a free screening in which an experienced attorney will discuss with you the best way to proceed.
Beside being innovators ourselves, all of our attorneys have a background working in the corporate landscape. Our attorneys have collectively obtained thousands of patents for multiple Fortune 100 companies, and each have no less than 20 years of IP experience. We simply grew tired of corporate politics and greed, and find it much more rewarding to use our experience pursuing IP protection for “the little guy”, whose Intellectual Property is more meaningful to them because they themselves invented it.
What this means for you is that our attorneys have vast experience navigating the nuances and intricacies of the United States Patent Office (USPTO). We’ve seen it all, and we can help you anticipate how your case will likely be handled before it is even filed. We’ve built extensive relationships with Patent and Trademark Examiners in a variety of art fields, we know how they operate, and we know how to succeed, In fact, our experience has demonstrated that USPTO Examiners often look more kindly to submissions from small-time inventors than submissions from large corporations. So don’t be intimidated! We’re part of a network that loves to see individual innovators obtain the legal protection they deserve. And it all starts with a free screening to discuss your case – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Once you complete our engagement form, we will conduct a comprehensive federal, state and common law trademark search. Our search is performed utilizing software provided by Federal Trademark Search using proprietary Trademark Software, an industry leading trademark search software used by the largest law firms in the world. Our search works to identify any potential issues with your desired trademark prior to making a trademark filing.
Within 7-10 days of commencing work, we will return the trademark search results for your review. You can then set up a time to talk to one of our attorneys about the search results and any other questions you have about the trademark registration process. In the event that our search uncovers a problem, we offer a complimentary second search on a different trademark.
Our experienced trademark attorneys will prepare your trademark application for your review and approval. Having drafted and successfully registered over 7,500 trademarks since 2008, our attorneys understand the intricacies of a US trademark application and will ensure your application is drafted to give you the best chance of approval possible.
Once you complete our engagement form, we will conduct a comprehensive search of various industry-standard databases to identify any prior art which may impede your way to obtaining a patent. Our search is performed utilizing industry leading search software used by the largest law firms in the world. Our search works to identify any potential issues with your desired patent coverage prior to making an official filing.
Within 7-10 days of commencing work, we will return the patentability search results for your review. You can then set up a time to talk to one of our patent attorneys about the search results and any other questions you have about the application process. Your attorney will review your disclosure in light of the search results, ask questions to ensure they understand the ins and outs of your invention and what makes it novel. and discuss with you the best way to craft your patent application to obtain the most favorable results.
As your application is being drafted, your attorney will collaborate with you on formalizing drawings which illustrate your invention and become part of your formal application file. You will then receive a first draft from your attorney and work with them to make edits and changes to the application if necessary. Finally, your attorney will work to prepare a "filing package" which includes the application, formal drawings, and forms required by the USPTO for submission. Once final approval is received, your application will be officially submitted and you will obtain a patent-pending application number to track your application's progress.
We are industry-leading intellectual property attorneys whose primary goal is to make the process approachable, safe, and secure. We offer as many services as we can in-house and provide an excellent collaborative environment for our clients. If you’re ready to protect your branded assets and inventions, reach out to us for a free screening online.
If at any time within the first 14 days of signed engagement with 3IP Law, you are dissatisfied with the level of service provided, we will refund 100% of your money.
A patent is the core legal protection for inventors and their inventions. The purpose of this protection is to provide an inventor with the necessary time and space to make, use and sell his or her invention without the threat of competition. In essence, it is the right to exclude others, for a specified time period, from simultaneously building, using or selling that particular invention in the marketplace.
A patent gives the inventor the right to stop others from making, using, selling or importing the patented goods or services without permission of the patent holder; allowing you to retain exclusive commercial rights, which is a big deal for when you look to monetize your invention. Additionally, there is the altruistic reasoning for patents, and that is as a contribution to the world at large, participating in the advance of technology as a whole.
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?”
A patentability search is a vital part of any IP strategy. Patent searches can help you refine your invention, complete a successful patent application, and fully protect your intellectual property. And, a professional and comprehensive patent search can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and delays. Learn more about patent searches below.
A Provisional Patent Application serves to establish a foothold, it is a less formal cursory patent, that once accepted by the USPTO gives you one year to test, build and refine the description and claims of your Non-Provisional application.
A Non-Provisional Patent Application requires a much more in-depth and clearly defined summary of your invention, including technical drawings, Full Claims, description and more.
While drafting, filing, and prosecuting (“negotiating”) your application for a patent or trademark is possible to do yourself, we highly discourage doing so – and not merely to keep ourselves in business.
First, to properly draft a patent or trademark application, specific legal requirements are set forth by Federal law as to how each facet of the application must be presented. Learning how to satisfy these requirements takes years of legal practice and skill – and if each of the requirements are not specifically met – your application will be rejected by the USPTO.
Second, to properly protect your Intellectual Property, your application must be crafted in a way to encompass the broadest possible interpretation of your invention/mark, while not being so broad as to trigger a rejection based on prior works. This is perhaps the single most important (and difficult) part of the application process, and another skill that is only well-developed after years of legal practice. Consider this, sometimes a single word can confuse your invention with another, render your application rejected, or even render a granted patent unenforceable.
While many other examples exist, these are some of the most important aspects of obtaining legal protection for your Intellectual Property. That’s why it is imperative to get it right the first time by hiring an experienced attorney at 3IP Law.