Thinking About a Patent to Protect Crown Jewel Technologies in Your Start-Up or Small Business?

If your business can profit from patent protection, we would like to share with you some information to maximize your ROI from a patent without wasting your time, money, and effort chasing the wrong patent.

Your 4-Phase Patent Journey Briefing

Watch this 2 minute video for an introductory briefing from Craige Thompson, Managing Principal Patent Attorney, on the 4 phases of your Patent Journey.

Where are you now?

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Phase 4

Plan

In Phase 1, ask:


  • Can I even get a patent on my idea?
  • How much will a patent cost?
  • How long does the patent process take?


OUR LEGAL STAFF HAS EXPERIENCE SERVING HUNDREDS OF PATENT CLIENTS, SUCH AS...

google apple
microsoft intel
gillette duracell
SAP KPCN
Applied materials hallmark
honeywell olympus
seagate atmel
terumo boston scientific

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  • IPR PTABCast: Craige shares his insight on cases affected by the appeal board.


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This valuable resource teaches inventors and innovators how to navigate through the patent process. 

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How the patent process works. 

process flow

Many people have questions about what happens when you file a patent, and when the patent will be issued. We have created this simple Patent Process Flowchart for you, if you are wondering about the patent process or what happens after you have filed a patent application.

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Want to know more about software patents?

We are doing a special Litigation Quality PatentCast series on software patents in the post-Alice era. 

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James May Electrical Engineer, Founder of James May Engineering, Founder of Audio Sprockets LLC

Craige Thompson and his team are in a different league altogether

In my many years as a telecom engineer in the corporate world, I've worked with quite a few so-so patent attorneys. Craige Thompson and his team are in a different league altogether. Now that I'm paying for these patents myself to further the efforts of my own businesses, I am pleased to say it has been money well spent. Craige got the first patent approved with remarkable skill. Now, a second patent for another business has just been launched. It's been a pleasure to work with folks who not only know the patent ropes but get the engineering and technical aspects. I would highly recommend Thompson Patent Law.