Question: Patent Attorney or Patent Agent?
A Patent Attorney can litigate a case in court for infringement, as they are trained and licensed in court proceedings. A Patent Agent is trained in patent searches, and patent filings, and related USPTO communications. Both must be degreed in the clients specific industry or market field, to ethically perform a professional patent services.
Question: What is the quality and usability of a Patent Search performed by LegalZoom, or a typical Patent Attorney who's practice is not specialized in the clients concept, industry, or market?
The quality of a patent search performed by LegalZoom, or the typical patent attorney who is not specialized in your field, industry or market is typically of varying quality. New clients often bring us the results of these patent searches, that are deficient in scope, and quality of work performed. Avoid do-overs, protect your investment.
Question: Does Flat Rate Patent Services, serve one well?
No. As many Patent Searches are of unknown depth and breadth, and no way to determine in advance the number of "hits", patents, and patent published applications that must be reviewed. Flat Rate Services often end up with a truncated patent search, leaving the client to invest in their idea, without full knowledge and vital information.
Question: What is the average cost for NPDS bringing my product idea to Patent Pending Status?
Depending on the product project, and the complexity of the product, most "simple device" USPTO Utility Patent Applications, including the Patent-Prior Art Search with Patentability Opinion Report, and Patent Application drafting can be performed in about 40 hours of work. All said an done, patent application submitted to the USPTO, cost around $3500 for NPDS services, for the average client's "simple device" product idea.
Question: What is the NPDS difference?
We take personal pride in the quality of the work we perform for our clients, bringing the highest quality patent apps to the USPTO, for the highest chance of patent issuance, affording the maximum protection for your idea, and product.
NPDS IP Team consist of USPTO Registered Patent Agents and Patent Attorneys who have specific degrees and training in various fields and industries, performing top notch high quality searches and patent filings.