What Inventions Can Be Patent Protected?
An invention can be patent protected if it has a useful purpose, is unique or novel, and is non-obvious. You could seek a patent for almost anything, such as a machine, production process, tool, new plant species, or chemical compound.
Our attorneys will help you conduct a U.S. patent search to ensure your idea has never been patented and meets the qualifications to fall under one of the three types of patents:
- Utility Patents: Our utility patent attorneys will help you gain protection for a new or improved product or machine.
- Design Patents: Our design patent attorneys can guide you through the process of gaining protection for the distinct visual appearance of an invention.
- Plant Patents: These patents are granted to inventors who have come up with new plant cells through asexual propagation techniques.
How Long Do Patent Protections Last?
You will only receive protection for your invention for a limited time. Your invention will typically be protected for 20 years from the date you file an application.
You could hire provisional patent attorneys to secure a provisional patent for your invention. When you do this, you will receive a “patent pending status” for one year, giving you time to develop your idea.
Safeguard Your Invention by Hiring Experienced Patent Attorneys
You’ve poured time, money, and energy into your invention. Don’t let all this effort go to waste simply because you don’t know how to make a patent. At Volta Law Group, we will guide you through the entire process, ensuring the appropriate patents are secured correctly. To schedule a free consultation with the top patent and trademark search attorneys, contact our team today!