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
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?
In Phase 2, ask:
- What information do I need to protect?
- Provisional vs. non-provisional?
- When can I safely market my idea?
In Phase 3, ask:
- Is my attorney getting me the right claims?
- Why is my patent getting rejected again?
- Is there a way to get through the PTO faster?
In Phase 4, ask:
- Who is infringing my patent?
- How can I monetize my patent asset?
- What can I do to maximize my ROI?
OUR LEGAL STAFF HAS EXPERIENCE SERVING HUNDREDS OF PATENT CLIENTS, SUCH AS...
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- Litigation Quality Patents (LQP) Patentcast: This audio experience is an update on the current state of patent law.
- Ask the Patent Attorney: TPL regularly holds teaching webinars that air bi-weekly.
- IPR PTABCast: Craige shares his insight on cases affected by the appeal board.
- Litigation Quality Patent Articles: Thompson Patent Law has an extensive blog for clients, innovators, and inventors who love to read.
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How the patent process works.
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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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.