Individuals and small start-ups have been and continue to be responsible for some of the most important inventions, like the telephone, light bulb, and airplane, because of their unique ability to innovate. More recently, individuals and small groups of like-minded innovators have conceived life-simplifying and life-changing inventions such as the Roomba, Abiocor artificial heart, and iLIMB bionic hand. With the use of the internet to establish valuable relationships with others, these individuals have been able to more easily market, manufacture, and deliver these ideas to the world, becoming successful entrepeneurs who don't need large corporations to realize their goals.
Innovation inspired, conceptualized, and developed by individuals and small start-ups continues to promote real advancement in science and technology. The Law Office of Robert M. White, PLLC, by offering affordable flat fees for high quality patent law services, seeks to facilitate continued growth of this kind of innovation. Let us help you be an integral part of this innovative movement. Check out our FAQ-Patent Law section.
Allows us to determine what ideas have been published and how they relate to our client's idea
Discusses results of prior art search and likelihood that the USPTO will grant a patent on an idea
Prior Art Search & Patentability Opinion
Provisional Patent Application
Being a first-to-file patent system, timely filing of provisional is important to securing priority over another inventor
Allows inventor to designate product with "Patent Pending" status
* Flat fee does not include necessary filing fees and other fees associated with filing a provisional application. If inventor qualifies as either a small entity or a micro entity, these filing fees can be significantly reduced.
Nonprovisional Patent Application
Fully discloses the details of an invention and serves as the basis for any patent that may be granted
If relying on priority of an earlier filed provisional application, must be filed within 12 months of earlier filing date
* Flat fee does not include necessary filing fees and other fees associated with filing a nonprovisional application. If inventor qualifies as either a small entity or a micro entity, these filing fees can be significantly reduced.
Freedom To Operate Analysis
Used to determine if research, process, or product is likely to be infringing on any existing patents or other intellectual property rights
Used to assess the state of innovation in a given area, which can consist of expired patents, existing patents, published patent applications, and other resources for current research in that area