Determination of Value of the Invention in View of the Prior Art

Following the patentability search, a number of records will be revealed and a claim scope of the new invention can be determined. It will also be determined whether the patent application will be rejected during the prosecution of the application, or whether an allowance can be obtained. The inventor will then have a handle on whether the new invention has commercial value and the inventor can decide whether to file a provisional patent application or a utility patent application.

The InventHelp attorneys will prepare and file a patent application and will interview the inventor and discuss the invention and any alternatives and seek to obtain a broad patent protection. Possibly, multiple applications can be filed. Generally, a strategy will be undertaken to further the business interests of the client. Once the patent application is filed, the applicant will obtain “patent pending” and be able to affix that phrase to your product.

About Foreign Patent Protection

An applicant should consider seeking patent protection in other countries depending on the business interests of the client. By filing an international application or applications in selected countries, you can expand the potential market for your invention and overall value of the asset and to prevent competitors from making, using and selling a business abroad outside the United States.

Your United States patent will only protect you against others making, selling, offering for sale, importing, exporting, or using your invention within the borders of the United States. Your United States patent will not enable you to prevent others from making, selling, or using your invention outside of the United States.

Invent Help also can work with other foreign attorneys in order for you to file a foreign patent application to obtain foreign patent protection for your invention to prevent others from using your invention in other countries outside of the United States.

There exist several treaties that will permit an applicant to claim the benefit of an earlier filed United States Patent Application.

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