Why Apply For a Patent?

Are you developing new products or solving problems in a new way?  Patents give the patent holder the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale and importing the invention.  Patent portfolios are often the driving force behind venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic collaborations. 

Patents can help:

  • PREVENT competitors from copying your product,
  • GENERATE revenue by licensing the patent to others, and
  • RAISE investment.

 

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Here's What We Do...

  • Patent Strategy Counseling
  • Patent Searching
  • Utility Patent Applications
  • Design Patent Applications
  • Provisional Patent Applications
  • International PCT Patent Applications
  • Responding to Office Actions
  • Patent Infringement Analysis
  • Cease and Desist Letters
  • Amazon Takedowns
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Litigation Support
  • Post Grant Review (PGR)
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • Patent Appeals
  • Product Clearance
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Due Diligence
  • Licensing
  • Patent Valuations
  • Patent Renewals

3 STEPS TO PATENT PENDING ®

Looking to apply for a Patent?  Follow our 3 Step Process.

Step 1

Invention Disclosure Report

 

Based on your area of technology, we will assemble a Patent Team, which includes a senior patent attorney, to help you through the entire process.  Your Patent Team will conduct an Inventor Interview to discuss the problem solved by your invention and how your invention solves the problem.  We will also discuss any goals you wish to achieve. Our Patent Team will then generate an Invention Disclosure Report summarizing the essential and optional features of your invention. You'll receive a copy for any further comment or changes.

This Invention Disclosure Report will be the preliminary guideline for a patent search and provides the basis upon which the patent application will be drafted.  Therefore, any materials you have should be forwarded to the Patent Team.

Step 2

Patent Search

 

Your Patent Team will provide the relevant details from your Invention Disclosure Report to a professional patent search firm experienced with your technology.  A patentability search will be performed to identify the state of the art.

You will receive a complete copy of the Patent Search, which includes citations to specific passages that explain the relevancy of the identified document.  Your Patent Attorney will review the search results, revisit the Invention Disclosure Report, and suggest a course of action for protecting your invention.

Step 3

File a Patent Application

 

Your Patent Attorney will likely have a pre-application meeting to discuss the suggested course of action for protecting your invention and any concerns you may have.  At this time, logistics will also be discussed, which includes the preparation of patent drawings and estimated project timelines.

First, you will then receive a set of patent claims.  Patent claims define the property right being pursued.  After a final claim set is agreed upon, the remaining patent specification and drawings are prepared.  The patent application is filed together with the references identified in the patent search and any other references that might be relevant.  Once the patent application is filed the invention as "patent pending"!

Our firm will monitor the progress of the patent applicatioin through the US Patent and Trademark Office and will be the agent through which all communciations are handled.

!! Let's Get Started !! 

Ready to protect your invention?

 

Use our online appointment scheduler for an introductory call with a patent attorney.

 

Schedule an Introductory Call or Zoom

PROJECT INQUIRY

Send us an email to request patent assistance

Industries We Currently Represent

LIFE SCIENCES & BIOTECHNOLOGY 

Counseling biotechnology and life science companies is highly specialized.  US and foreign examination policies are shifting with respect to DNA, protein and diagnostic-based inventions, requiring in depth understanding the legal trends.  

Wagenknecht continues to adapt its patent strategies to stay ahead of examination trends in US and abroad.  Wagenknecht helps protect:

Proteins, Antibodies & Polypeptides - Nucleic Acids - Transgenic Organisms - Vaccines - Pharmaceuticals & Supplements - Diagnostics - Drug delivery systems - Stem cells

MEDICAL DEVICES

Our medical technology (med tech) practice represents companies improving the quality of healthcare through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times.  Our med-tech practice combines our expertise in the life sciences, mechanical engineering and electronics fields. 

Among our areas of expertise include:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Heart valves - Cardiovascular stents - Orthopedic fasteners - Physical therapy tools - Infusion systems - Implant imaging - Arthroscopic tools - Dental Equipment

AG-TECH

The agricultural industry operates far differently than it did only a few decades ago.  Advances in machinery, sensors, and information technology have led to a more efficient, safe and profitable farm.  Wagenknecht's Ag-Tech practice bridges expertise in the life sciences, electronics, instrumentation, and mechanical arts to provide comprehensive patent strategies for protecting innovations in agriculture and animal husbandry. 

Wagenknecht provides representation for:

Environment and Crop Sensors - Livestock management and biometrics - Seed coatings - Animal Feed - Aquaculture and Hydroponics - Orchids and collectable plant varieties - Biofuels - Drones & Machinery

ELECTRONICS

In some inventions, a hardware's structural architecture provides the inventive step over the state of the art, but in other inventions it is the combination of software and hardware that provides the contribution to the art.  Wagenknecht assesses both the structural characteristics of electrical inventions as well as functional steps used to carry out processes when developing comprehensive patent strategies. Our patent attorneys have a working knowledge of electrical field generation, RFID & NFC, laser systems, electric servos and various switches.

Wagenknecht representative technologies include:

Electrode-based measurement of cells and analytes - Flow cytometry - Polishers - Microfluidics - Solar Wafer Fabrication - Inkjet printing - Wireless communication

CLOTHING - APPAREL - ACCESSORIES

While many consider fashion a form of art, Wagenknecht sees fashion as the intersection of copyright, patent and trademark law.

Among our Areas of Expertise include:

T-Shirt Graphics - Shoes - Jewelry - Luxury Clothing - Sunglasses

CONSUMER DEVICES

Wagenknecht patent attorneys help inventors patent inventions for consumer devices that improve everyday life.  Our consumer device practice combines extensive experience with a variety of electrical, mechanical and optical inventions.   

Representative client technologies include:

Inkjet printing cartridges - Golf Trainers - Cellphone accessories - Jewelry - Pet accessories - Shoes

MECHANICAL DEVICES

Wagenknecht's mechanical device practice represents start-ups and established companies in industries such as the medical device, automotive, and aerospace industries.  We've helped protect fuel systems, solar wafer manufacturing plants, microfluidic systems, clutches, gearing, optical instrumentation, and medical device manufacturing systems.  Our mechanical device expertise often contributes to the success of our med-tech, Ag-tech, and consumer device practices.

!! Let's Get Started !! 

Ready to protect your invention?

 

Use our online appointment scheduler for an introductory call with a patent attorney.

 

Schedule an Introductory Call or Zoom

PROJECT INQUIRY

Send us an email to request patent assistance