Serving clients worldwide, the patent attorney's at Cotman IP can guide you successfully through the complex, yet vital procedures of obtaining a patent for your valuable original process, invention, or product.
A patent is a legal monopoly that gives you the right to exclude others, for a limited time, from using, making, or selling your claimed invention — if it is exploited or misused, under any name, without your permission, strict legal action can be taken.
After initially documenting your idea, you should seek the assistance of a patent attorney, to determine if the idea is indeed patentable, as by conducting a thorough patent search.
If your idea appears to meet the legal definition of being “new, not obvious, and useful,” the patent attorney will then take the first of typically many steps in the patent application process, by filing on your behalf a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Contact Cotman IP in Los Angeles to help you avoid the many, potentially costly pitfalls along the way, in protecting your valuable ideas with U.S. patent registration and maintenance.