Step 1 – Attorney-Client Consultation

Attorney-Client Consultation

The initial client-attorney consultation is perhaps the most important step in identifying and implementing proper intellectual property protection. Please schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our attorneys to have a general discussion about any pressing matters, the nature of your business, and your cutting edge technology.

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Step 2 – Engagement Letter

Engagement Form Processing

We send you an engagement letter delineating the legal relationship between our firm and you/your business. The letter states the terms and conditions of the engagement, principally addressing the scope of the engagement and the terms of compensation. In the instance of providing IP protection for inventions, we will review your existing Invention Disclosure form or, in the event that such a form has not yet been created, we will provide you with a new one to complete as needed. In the case of Trademark protection, we will provide you with a Trademark order form to complete with all of the pertinent information needed to prepare a Trademark Application.

Step 3 – Review Invention and/or Trademark Form (s)

Invention/Trademark Form Review

Once we’ve received a signed copy of the Engagement letter and payment of the anticipated services, we review your Invention Disclosure form or Trademark order form. In the case of acquiring protection for your inventions, we review your Invention Disclosure form and contact you to review the details of the invention as needed. In the case of a Trademark or Service Mark, we review the Trademark order form to ensure we have all the required information.

Step 4 – Counsel On IP Matters

IP Protection Advisement

We counsel you on the use of Non-disclosure agreements, financial resources, selecting a business structure, prototypes, marketing and licensing.

Step 5 – Preliminary Patent and/or Trademark Search(es)

Preliminary Patent/Trademark Search

In the case of acquiring protection for your inventions, we typically conduct a preliminary patent search to determine if the invention is patentable. In the case of a Trademark or Service Mark, we conduct a preliminary Trademark search to determine if the Trademark can be registered.

Step 6 – Preparation of Patent and / Trademark Application (s)

IP Application Development

In the case of acquiring protection for your inventions, we prepare an appropriate draft Patent Application, selected from Provisional Patent applications, non- Provisional Patent applications, PCT Patent applications, and/or a Design Patent applications. After the draft Patent application is completed, we send it to you for your review. Once you approve the application, we file it and send you copies of all relevant paperwork involved. We continue to keep you informed of all communication with the Patent Office. In the case of a Trademark or Service Mark, we prepare an appropriate Trademark or Service Mark Application. After the draft Trademark or Service Mark application is completed, we send it to you for your review. Once you approve the application, we file it and send you copies of all relevant paperwork involved. We continue to keep you informed of all communication with the Trademark Office.

Step 7 – Report All Communications from Patent and Trademark Office

Preliminary Patent/Trademark Search

We will docket all due dates and continue to keep you informed of any actions that are needed. We continue to keep you informed of all communication with the Patent and Trademark Office.

Step 8 – Ongoing Counseling

Preliminary Patent/Trademark Search

As always, we will remain available to help or counsel you on different legal matters as they arise. Protecting your IP is our number one priority. Period.

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Howard M. Cohn & Associates has extensive and varied experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property law, with a unique specialty in patent and trademark preparation and prosecution. Schedule an appointment or call us at 800-613-1067.

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