Utility Patents / Non-Provisional Patents

What is a Utility Patent/Non-Provisional Patent?

Utility patents protect the functional mechanics and usefulness of new inventions, including machines, devices, processes, compositions, and software functions. To be eligible, inventions must be novel, non-obvious, and serve a practical purpose. Once granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), utility patents provide 20 years of exclusive rights over an invention, enabling owners to establish a competitive advantage and commercialize the innovation.

Who Would Want A Utility Patent/Non-Provisional Patent?

Startups, small businesses, large corporations, universities, and independent inventors all utilize utility patents to protect functional inventions before bringing products to market. Any entity or individual with an innovative, useful, and novel invention can benefit from utility patent exclusivity rights.

Benefits of A Utility Patent/Non-Provisional Patent

Filing for a utility patent gives you the sole right to make, use, and sell your invention for 20 years. Having a utility patent stops others from copying your invention. It lets you manufacture, license, or sell your invention to make money from it. A utility patent shows investors your invention’s value. And it helps you earn back the money spent developing the invention. The exclusivity of a utility patent gives you an advantage to profit from your new technology before others can.

Common Issues with Filing a Utility Patent/Non-Provisional Patent

Describing your invention poorly can make the patent invalid. Telling people about your invention before filing can also ruin the patent. The process takes a long time and is complex. Most people don’t have the skill or patience for it. Even lawyers can write claims that allow “patent trolls” to sue you unfairly. DLS can guide you to avoid these issues.

Learn About the Process

Inventor Interview

Drafting of the Application

Filing the Application

Patent Pending Status!

How DLS Can Help?

DLS specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving complex technologies. We provide our clients with clear expectations of the work needed to prepare their patent application, and focus on individual needs, instead of the “one size fits all” approach.

What sets DLS apart from other patent attorneys is that DLS has developed a strategy called the “Revenue Patent” system. This system relates to developing non-provisional patent application with a focus on securing the future revenue of your business. DLS asks the necessarly questions to understand your invention, as well as the entirety of your business model. Having your entire business model in mind, helps us protect not just your innovation, but also your future revenue stream. This is a unique method to approach patent protection and keeps not only the here and now in mind, but also the longevity of your business.

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At DLS, our tight-knit team of intellectual property attorneys and staff are passionate about protecting our clients' innovations. We take the time to fully understand each client's business model and technology so we can provide tailored strategies for safeguarding our client's ideas and inventions.

We take great pride in breaking down complex patent and trademark law concepts into clear, digestible information so our clients fully understand each step of the patent process. Our attorneys have extensive expertise across a wide range of technical fields and so much more.

At DLS, we provide the individualized service of a small firm with the experience of a large firm. Learn more on how DLS can protect your intellectual property.

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