BBrooklyn, NY patent attorney Leonid Mikityanskiy will prepare, file, and prosecute your utility or design patent application. A U.S. patent is a grant of property rights by the United States government. Patents are exclusionary rights: the inventor does not get the right to practice or manufacture his or her invention disclosed and claimed in the patent, but the inventor does get the right to exclude others from practicing it in the United States for a certain number of years. That exclusionary right includes making, using, selling, offering to sell, or importing the patented invention into United States. A patent can be a very powerful economic tool, but the U.S. patent does not grant any international rights.

How do I get a patent?

Attorney Leonid Mikityanskiy in Brooklyn, NY is a registered patent attorney offering counseling and services in the following patent areas:

  • U.S. Patents: preparation and filing of patent applications and prosecution of these applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Responses to Office Action, rejecting the patent claims based on non-patentable subject matter, indefiniteness, novelty, and obviousness arguments.
  • Patentability searches and patentability opinions.
  • Patent infringement and non-infringement analysis.
  • Patent licensing and assignments: negotiating the terms and preparing agreements to license or assign issued patents or patent applications.
  • Patent litigation; preventing importation of infringing goods into the United States.
  • Trade secret disputes.

What Do I Do If I Have An Idea For A Patent?

If you have an idea for a patent, please call Leonid Mikityanskiy in Brooklyn, NY at (718) 256-3210 or in Bucks County, PA at (215) 357-1400. Attorney Leonid Mikityanskiy will confidentially assist you with preparing and filing a patent application and obtaining a patent. Prompt action is absolutely essential because (1) a large number of factors in the U.S. and abroad will affect your rights to file for a patent application and may prevent you from receiving a patent; (2) earlier-filed applications may have better chances for success since less prior art may be available against your invention; (3) certain statutory bars are triggered by publication or disclosure of your idea; and (4) if someone sees your invention, they might try to take advantage of it and file a patent application before you.

What Types Of U.S. Patents Are There?

There are three types of U.S. patents, but the most useful are Utility patents that protect useful creations and Design patents that protect ornamental designs. The parts of a full utility patent application are a specification, which is a detailed description of the invention, drawings to describe and show the invention, and claims covering what the applicant invented.

What Is A Provisional Patent Application?

A shortened version of the full application is called a provisional application. It can be filed without claims, which is usually faster and less expensive. However, the provisional application filed without any further action will not be examined by the USPTO. It is necessary to file a full application within a year, or the provisional application will become abandoned. Filing the provisional application sooner rather than later minimizes the likelihood that there will be new prior art cited against the inventor and helps avoid certain time-dependent statutory bars. Better yet, the invention disclosed in the provisional application can be marked with a Patent Pending notice as soon as the provisional application is filed. The Patent Pending notice can be used for as long as the provisional application or the full patent application is pending.  If you would like to have Patent Pending status, please contact registered patent attorney Leonid Mikityanskiy at the Brooklyn, New York office at (718) 256-3210 or at the Bucks County, PA office at (215) 357-1400.

What Is Patentable As A Utility Patent?

Anything made by man is patentable, provided the invention is novel and nonobvious. More specifically, this includes machines, methods and processes, articles of manufacture, chemical or pharmaceutical compositions of matter, or any new and useful improvement. Laws of nature, abstract ideas, mathematical algorithms, and physical phenomena are not patentable.

What Are Patentability Searches?

A patent application can be filed without any prior art search, which is sometimes called a patentability search. The patentability search aims to determine whether the subject matter of an invention is novel and nonobvious and whether it makes sense to file a patent application claiming this subject matter. If the search shows that the subject matter has been claimed or described somewhere before, the applicant may be precluded from receiving a patent, or it may make receiving a patent more difficult. A search helps avoid the costs of drafting and filing a patent application that has few chances of success. Typically, even a limited search of the USPTO’s records of issued U.S. Patents and published patent applications can be a good indicator of the prior art.  Please contact registered patent attorney Leonid Mikityanskiy at (718) 256-3210 or (215) 357-1400 regarding performing a patentability search for your invention.

Law Offices of Leo Mikityanskiy represents clients in Brooklyn, NY and Bucks County, PA. If you wish to confidentially discuss your patent matter, please contact registered patent attorney Leonid Mikityanskiy today at our Brooklyn, NY office at (718) 256-3210 or our Bucks County, PA office at (215) 357-1400.

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