First Time Inventor?
The process of obtaining a U.S. Patent can seem overwhelming for many first time inventors. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) contains numerous complex rules and procedures that must be carefully navigated in order to secure Intellectual Property (i.e. Patent) rights. For this reason, many people believe they cannot afford to hire a Patent Attorney and thus turn to an invention submission company for assistance.
About Invention Submission Companies
Don’t be fooled by invention submission companies who offer to build expensive prototypes, and attempt to license your invention without obtaining a patent. The simple fact is that most of the time, prototypes are a waste of money. You do not need a prototype in order to obtain a U.S. Patent.
What invention submission groups do not tell you is that the vast majority of companies in the United States will not even consider purchasing an invention/idea that is not described in a U.S. Patent Application; and only registered Patent Attorneys and agents can represent inventors before the USPTO. Companies who buy inventions have the capability to easily manufacture prototypes themselves- what they need from the inventor is a patent specifying the inventors right to own (and therefore sell) the invention. That’s it!
Additionally, inventors should be aware that once a product is offered for sale (including offers from invention submission companies), you have one year to file a patent or you lose your rights to do so forever. This means that everyone can make and sell your idea and you have no recourse against them.
Unlike many other industries, invention submission companies are not regulated by the government. As such, we receive calls every day from inventors who have lost thousands of dollars and the rights to their inventions after dealing with these companies. Please visit these independent links below for more information:
The Federal Trade Commission- Facts on Invention Promotion Firms
The United States Patent and Trademark Office- Scam Prevention regarding invention submission companies.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office- Targeted Scam Brochure
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RipOffReport- Patent Company Complaints
Why Choose Us?
Daniel Law Offices is an invention law firm in Orlando & Tampa dedicated to assisting start ups, small business and first time inventors obtain Patent and Trademark protection for their ideas. At Daniel Law Offices, you will work one-on-one with a Patent Attorney in Orlando or Tampa who will always be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the process.
Our Patent Attorneys located in Orlando & Tampa represent hundreds of satisfied inventors throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Our flat fees start at $3900 for a complete mechanical patent application and go up depending on the complexity of the invention. However, the total cost is always quoted in advance.
Whether this is your 1st or your 100th invention, the experienced Patent Attorneys of Daniel Law Offices in Orlando & Tampa are your best choice for protecting your inventions.
Daniel Law Offices, P.A. was founded to provide expert assistance to inventors throughout the United States and abroad. As Registered Patent Attorneys, we are licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and are legally bound by Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Section 10.57) to maintain the strictest confidentiality with respect to invention submissions.