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Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer?
We can file patent, trademark, and design applications for you in the US, Europe and
Switzerland, and, through our network of associates around the world, in any other country.
How can you help me in my patent related needs?
We can prepare and file patent, trademark and design applications for you throughout the world.
Where you have identified infringement of your rights, we can manage the investigation, ensure your rights
protect against the infringement, send cease and desist letters, and work with local counsel to file ceasure
orders or infringement suits. We can also help you negotiate a settlement with potential infringers.
Most importantly, we can help you develop a product packaging strategy to make enforcement easier and
less expensive, as well as an enforcement strategy that should yield the best results for you. Further,
there are certain circumstances in which you don't need a design registration to be able to enforce your
rights in Europe. Therefore, it may be possible to react against infringers right away, without having
to wait for a registration.
What are the first steps in using your services?
We would suggest an engagement letter agreement with your company, send you a power of attorney
for signature, and work with you to understand what your problem is. Once we understand the breadth
of your problem, and so understand the time and costs that might be incurred in solving your problem,
we will send you an advance invoice, asking that you pay this prior to our taking action on your behalf.
What does your firm specialize in?
We are specialists in US Patent, Trademark, and Copyright registrations, including licensing, infringement, invalidity, and enforceability patent opinions involving US patents; European Patent and Trademark applications; in the fields of manufacturing processes, sporting goods, medical devices, software, methods, computer systems, electro-mechanical, electronics, micro-technology, and patent filing strategy.
I need to register a provisional US patent, what services can you offer?
Filing a US provisional patent
can cost as little as 500 Euros (700 USD), to several thousand. If you already have the text, in any language, professionally prepared by a patent attorney or experienced writer of technical disclosures, then it can cost 500 Euros, to file to reserve your rights in what was adequately described in the application.