What Does a Patent Lawyer Do?
If you’ve ever thought about obtaining a patent for your invention, you must have heard of a patent lawyer. In the U.S., a patent attorney is an attorney who has the license to practice and represent clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). They can prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications. Patents are granted to inventors when thinking of a useful and unique invention.
Patent lawyers are skilled in preparing and filing patent applications and representing clients in court for patent-related matters such as licensing and infringement. In other words, these lawyers obtain protection for your intellectual property (IP). In addition to law degrees, they usually also possess degrees in various scientific fields.
How Can Patent Lawyers Help?
Since a patent lawyer will represent inventors before the USPTO, they must pass the Patent Bar or USPTO license exam. Patent law is based on federal law, meaning patent attorneys are licensed to practice nationally.
Most patent lawyers in California focus on serving large corporations, while they are typically not enthusiastic about working with individual entrepreneurs and inventors with only one invention. But, patent lawyers at The Evergreen Valley Law Group have the ability to manage large intellectual property portfolios for their clients, including technology innovators, individual inventors, small companies, large corporations, universities, and partner law firms.
Is Having a California Patent Attorney Necessary to Get a Patent?
Although hiring a patent lawyer to obtain a patent is not required, it is highly advisable due to the difficulty and legality of the whole process. An inventor may have to ensure that the difference between their and existing inventions in the industry is clearly expressed.
Do EVGL Attorneys Have Experience in This Field?
The California patent attorneys at The Evergreen Valley Law Group in California are highly qualified and can effectively and efficiently provide opinion work for intellectual property matters, litigation services, and acquire patents, trademarks, and copyrights for our clients.
The California Patent attorneys at The Evergreen Valley Law Group have represented Fortune 500 companies in California and several other United States jurisdictions regarding their intellectual property matters, including:
- Providing patentability opinions
- Freedom to operate opinions and invalidity opinions
- Providing patent and trademark preparation and prosecution services
- Providing patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret ligation services in several United States Federal Districts and Courts of Appeals
- Advising and representing clients in proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
- Advising and representing clients in cancellation and opposition proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
The California patent attorneys at The Evergreen Valley Law Group have also successfully obtained numerous patents for clients in varying technology spaces including:
- The information technology
- Medical device
- Chemical spaces
If you need help with a patent application, know that our California patent attorneys have also obtained hundreds of trademark registrations for clients. We are available to assist companies in the Silicon Valley of the Greater Bay area and beyond with their trademark needs.