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Poughkeepsie Intellectual Property Law

Contrary to popular belief, patent examiners are not adversaries

When applicants are trying to patent their invention they often have an adversarial view of patent examiners. While it can seem like a patent examiner is pitted against you, they function primarily as a gatekeeper. A patent examiner simply has a job to do.

 

When you need a patent

For innovators and inventors, it begins with the realization that there is a better way. In some cases, it begins with the stubborn proclamation, “I’m going to find a better way.” No matter how it starts, the better way can lead to something new—something that deserves the protection of a patent.

You own a small electronics firm, for example, and you’ve invented a new type of circuit for a chip going into a phone. You realize the potential of this circuit, but you also realize that other companies could easily copy the invention if you don’t protect your idea. You need a patent.

Can You Speed Up Your Patent Application?

Most US patent applications will sit on an examiner's desk for a year (or more) before the examination process even begins. From start to finish, obtaining approval for your application can take two years or more. It may be advantageous in some circumstances to obtain a patent earlier - such as to improve the amount, or likelihood of obtaining investment for a business related to the invention. So what can you do if you have a patent application that can't wait for the normal examination process to conclude?

Speed up Examination

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