Before getting into what exactly a patent attorney does, it’s important to define what a patent attorney is. According to Investopedia, “Patent attorneys are experts in preparing and filing patent applications and representing clients in court for patent-related matters such as infringement, licensing, and re-examination.”
In other words, patent attorneys can do all things from filing patent applications to defending your patent against infringement. If you own a patent and need legal assistance, then hiring a patent attorney should be the first thing that you do. Patents are intellectual property and should be treated as such. You are protected by law to defend yourself against property theft and the theft of a patent is no different than the theft of anything else you own.
In general, patent attorneys provide advice to clients regarding inventions, designs, and trademarks. They also advise on know-how, software products, and plant varieties. Patent attorneys represent clients before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (SFI), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). They support any application or examination before the relevant authorities. Patent attorneys coordinate international application and examination procedures through their global contacts with other patent attorneys and foreign consultants.
As an example, imagine that you live in Bradenton, Florida and you own the patent to a device that keeps alligators out of your yard. Next thing you know, the guy down the street has the same device except you don’t remember selling it to him. You look into it and find out that your neighbor stole your patent and created a product of his own from it. In this case, the only thing that you can do is sue him for patent infringement to restore those rights.
Now, what attorney do you call is the next question. Well, if you live in the Bradenton area, then Grivas Law Group, P.A. May be able to help. Grivas Law believes in protecting what’s yours. No one has the right to steal your intellectual property and Grivas Law should be your first choice for patent attorney services in the Bradenton area.
Paul Grivas is a patent attorney in the Bradenton Area. He also specializes in estate planning and probate. Contact him today to book a free consultation.