Applications & Agreements

I can assist with patent, copyright and trademark applications, too.

A patent application can have implications for litigation. For example, an inventor might know that someone is using the invention to be patented. If so, claims can be drafted to specifically cover the infringer’s product or method.

Applications are handled on a fixed-fee formula. The cost is determined before you begin the application. For example, at present a simple patent application might be capped at $4,000 to $5,000 (not including Patent Office fees), and a response to an office action could be about $2,500. For a trademark application, a typical cap would be $1,000 to $1,500, and a response about $750. The caps could be higher or lower, depending on the circumstances of the case.

We can also help inventors and companies to do trade secret audits to insure that trade secrets are shielded by reasonable protective measures, especially in light of the new federal statute. In addition, we can draft non-disclosure agreements, and employment agreements relating to trade secrets, as well as license agreements for all types of intellectual property.