If you have a unique non-obvious idea for a new machine, material, or method to perform a task, you will be well served to seek patent protection. A patent consists of exclusive rights granted by the federal government to an inventor of new machines, articles, substances or processes. It gives the inventor the exclusive right to use the invention for a limited time. Collard & Roe, P.C. has more than 50 years of experience helping inventors at all stages of patent filing and defending the patent rights from infringement. Since 1966, our attorneys have been advising clients through patent search, application filing, and defense against infringement, when necessary.
Patent applicants retain the services of an experienced patent attorney who counsels applicants on filing strategy and guides them through the application process:
Patents are granted by each country. If the applicant is planning to market or produce the invention in another national jurisdiction, the applicant should seek patent protection in that country. The applicant must apply for a patent in the patent office of each country where the applicant plans to do business within one year of filing the U.S. priority patent application or the applicant can file a PCT application, which allows the applicant to file internationally with a single application. At Collard & Roe, P.C, we have a global network of legal colleagues across more than 70 countries, enabling us to represent domestic clients who want to file patents internationally and international clients who want to file in the United States. Members of our staff are fluent in German, Italian, French, Russian, and Spanish.
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