Patent Prosecution refers to your interaction as an inventor with the patent office relating to your patent or patent application.
Patent prosecution is distinct from patent litigation, which describes legal action relating to the infringement of patents.
Rocky Mountain Patent passionately develops patent strategies for inventors and companies of all stages and sizes. The process often includes filing patent applications and then negotiating with the USPTO to achieve an optimal outcome given your unique circumstances. We can help you file and prosecute Utility, Design, Plant, and international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications. Utility patents protect how products and processes work – their features and functions. Design patents protect an object’s appearance and physical shape. Plant patents cover distinct and new variety of plants. Patent Cooperation Treaty patents secure your right to later file patent applications outside of the US.
Patent prosecution often involves complex and time sensitive strategic communications with the patent office. Inventors who lack competent counsel often jeopardize their intellectual property rights because of missed deadlines, misinterpreted terms, and lack of understanding of the legal consequences of their communications with the patent office. Most patent prosecutions involve one or more “Office Actions” with the patent office, requiring well-thought out strategies and carefully tailored responses to the USPTO.
We will work with you to understand your business, your products and your services. We clearly communicate the options available to protect your intellectual property and the associated costs. With your input, we develop and implement an appropriate intellectual property strategy to protect your immediate and long-term business interests.
Your development and implementation of an appropriate patent prosecution plan within a broader intellectual property strategy can be critical to growing your business. What is your strategy? Do you have a plan? Rocky Mountain Patent will help you develop the strategy and plan appropriate to your needs.