Invent Help can be very critical when it comes to protecting your invention. Many people will simply ignore the concept of a patent, believing that the law will take care of itself. The reality is that there are strict rules and regulations that govern the granting of a patent. The USPTO or United States Patent and Trademark Office, as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, enforces the law. This article will focus on how inventors can obtain patent help from the USPTO to prevent them from being granted the complete patent protection that they need.
There are several companies on the market that specialize in assisting individual inventors throughout the patenting process. One way to obtain patent help is through a class action lawsuit, although some inventors will attempt to file their own lawsuit against a competitor. The threat of a class action lawsuit can be quite intimidating for many inventors, but there are several companies on the market that have an expertise and understanding of the art of patenting that can provide sound legal counsel to those that choose to use their services.
The threat of a patent suit can intimidate many inventors, but there is no need to fear. There is nothing short-lived or evil about a patent. A patent is a way for a company to protect its technological know-how from competitors and to provide an inventor with financial protection should the product or technology become public domain. A patent ensures that an invention receives protection in the eyes of the American public and that the owner will not be able to dime the idea from the United States government.
Patent rights are defined under the Patent Law of the United States. The most common patent right is a non-infective patent which protects the idea or technology from being copied or borrowed by another party. There are several classifications of patents including design patents, plant patents, utility patents, plant plants and copyrights. The U.S. Patent Office requires that any idea meeting these requirements must be referred to an examiner in order to determine if it meets the requirements necessary to invoke the patent law. However, even if the patent does not meet the legal requirements, an individual can still benefit from a lawsuit if the examiner allows the patent to go into effect.
If George Washington had a friend, it would probably be John Winthrop. The American Revolutionary War was fought over a lack of crops, and the British commander, General Cornwallis, believed that the colonists had taken too much for their produce and was putting them at risk. To avoid a battle with Cornwallis, George Washington asked Winthrop for advice and then for aid in turning the situation around. Winthrop and his associate, Captain Samuel Lawrence, gathered plums and almonds and made baskets of the fruits to be used as weapons. This “PLUMMABLE GERM” became the very first US patent.
A good patent attorney can help you turn an idea into a US patent application that will likely meet all of the legal requirements to invoke the law. One such requirement is that your invention must have been disclosed to others before being introduced into the public. If this requirement were not met, an inventor could be put at risk of fines or charges for simply having shared information with a third party. Thus, a good patent attorney can ensure that an inventor’s invention meets all of the disclosure requirements, as well as become a legitimate US patent.