Protecting your inventions can be a struggle. Patent law is complex, and a lack of experience and attention to detail can be costly in terms of lost patent rights. At Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, our team of registered patent attorneys have the credentials and experience to keep you well informed and protected. We help everyone from major brands to individual inventors safeguard their most valuable assets.
A patent gives its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering for sale the patented invention for a limited time. In the United States, patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). When a U.S. patent is infringed, its owner can seek an injunction through the federal court system to stop an infringer from making, using, selling, or offering for sale the patented invention, and also request monetary damages to compensate for losses suffered as a result of the patent infringement.
What can a patent attorney do for you? While some may think patent attorneys in Florida just perform patent drafting and prosecution before the USPTO, our experienced lawyers go a step above. We begin with a thorough due diligence process, where we discuss the invention with you to determine all of the important features and alternative embodiments that may be of commercial value.
At Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, we also offer patentability searching to help you understand what else is already in the “prior art,” and most importantly what scope of patent protection you can reasonably expect to obtain on your invention. Our Jacksonville-based patent attorneys then use their extensive experience to carefully craft your patent application to have the greatest chance for success before the USPTO, as well as in the United States federal courts should your patent ever need to be enforced against infringers.
The lawyers at ADD+G have been involved in hundreds of patent cases and have had great success in patent trials. The litigation shareholders are certified by the Florida Bar as experts in Intellectual Property matters, a credential few practicing lawyers enjoy. Our extensive experience in intellectual property lawsuits sets us apart from most other IP law firms in the US.
In addition to patent drafting and prosecution, our intellectual property lawyers provide patent counseling to help develop an overall strategy for businesses, including patent portfolio development and portfolio management. This includes global patent protection in foreign jurisdictions. With our engineering backgrounds and industry experience, we are able to assist clients across a wide range of technologies, including mechanical, electrical, computer, and life sciences.
The patent acquisition process begins with a thorough due diligence review, where we identify key aspects of your invention that are most likely to afford valuable and enforceable patent claims. Our patent attorneys then draw upon decades of experience working with patent examiners at the USPTO to obtain the broadest available scope of patent protection for you. Plus, we keep you informed every step of the way, and are always just a phone call or email away if you have any questions.
In addition to helping guide clients through patent prosecution before the USPTO, we also work with patent attorneys all over the world to help clients secure global patent protection and build valuable patent portfolios. We also represent clients in post-allowance proceedings before the USPTO, including reexamination, reissue, and Post Grant and Inter Partes Review (PGR/IPR) proceedings.
Patent Litigation, like the process of obtaining a patent, can be very complicated. Whether you are claiming another is infringing your patent or defending a claim that you are infringing, it is important to work with attorneys experienced in this type of federal lawsuit.
When choosing a patent litigation lawyer, you should look for attorneys who can not only guide you through the legal process, but also understand the technology to effectively communicate it to a judge and jury, who may have no technological background at all. Experience matters.
At ADD+G, our team of registered Florida patent attorneys have decades of patent counseling, extensive technical knowledge and industry experience, and a passion for getting our clients commercially valuable protection that will stand the test of time.
Contact us here to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation with an IP attorney at our Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville or Winter Springs office today. Our trusted team of patent lawyers are ready to safeguard your most valuable assets and help ensure your long-term success.
With years of patent drafting and prosecution experience, we routinely counsel clients in areas including the patent application process, patent portfolios, patent strategy, global patent protection through foreign patents, post-allowance proceedings and enforcement through patent litigation. Here are answers to a few of the questions we are commonly asked.
Depending on the product, either a design patent or utility patent may be appropriate, and in some cases both.
During our due diligence phase, we discuss your invention in detail to identify the novel and commercially valuable aspects. We then carefully craft the design or utility patent application to cover these key aspects, and work closely with you to make sure everything is technically accurate and complete. We then submit the patent application to the USPTO, and from there work with the patent examiner assigned to your application once an initial examination is completed. After we reach an agreement with the patent examiner on allowable subject matter, a notice of allowance will be issued and the patent will be formally granted by the USPTO.
The term of a design patent extends 15 years from the issue date. Utility and plant patents have a term of 20 years from the filing date of the underlying application, although in some cases the length of the term can be extended as a result of delays that occur during prosecution at the USPTO.