You may ask yourself, why do I need a patent attorney? A patent attorney has a wealth of experience and information crucial to filing for a patent correctly. (Outside of providing a wealth of knowledge and guiding you in the patent filing process) Here are a few reasons why having a patent attorney is a good idea.
Acquiring Patent Attorney
Acquiring a patent through a patent attorney stops others from stealing your invention. An attorney can streamline the application process shortening the time it takes to obtain your patent. Also, the attorney will ensure that your applications are correctly filed which has a profound effect on the resulting product.
An adequately patented idea can help to grow your footprint in the appropriate market. Patented technology may be licensed to others in another country or a different market. This gives an inventor the added benefit of selling their idea overseas and helps to expand their market coverage and profitability.
Patent Attorney Protection
Having a patent attorney in your corner offers a wide variety of protection. Besides the initial benefit of filing a strong patent, you may find yourself in a legal situation. When using the courts to fight for your patent rights, it will benefit your case to have an attorney who knows your idea inside and out. If your attorney truly understands your idea, they can create a better argument for your case. So, if you do feel you would benefit from hiring a patent attorney, it may benefit you to do so earlier in the process.
Also, if you are unsure about the process or how to approach filing for a patent, we at DIJ recommend contacting a patent attorney before making moves which could result in costly mistakes. Lastly, as any good patent attorney will tell you, keep detailed documentation of your idea. A good inventors journal is a valuable tool for any patent attorney presenting a case in a court of law.