Protecting Intellectual Property Rights

Title 35 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) constitutes the patent laws, which governs all cases in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and specifies the general field of subject matter that can be patented and the conditions under which a patent may be obtained.

Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) constitutes the patent rules, which are codified general and permanent rules that aid in implement the patent laws. Patent rules may be thought of as “mechanisms” by which patent law is executed.

A patent for an invention in the United States is the grant of a property right to inventors, and secures for a limited times the exclusive right to their inventions.

The rights of a patent exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, and selling the invention throughout the United States and importing the invention into the United States and its territories and possessions.

This allows inventors a monopoly for a limited time to produce and market their inventions to make a profit.

The Patent Law Agency, LLC has successfully prepared and prosecuted utility and design patents, including international patents under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for inventors and corporations, large or small.

Utility patents may be granted to whoever that invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or compositions of matters, or any new and useful improvement thereof.

In general, a utility patent may be file as a provisional, non-provisional, or an international patent application (e.g., under Patent Cooperation Treaty – PCT).

Design patents may be granted to whoever that invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture (common, exemplary candidates for design patents are designs for articles of jewelry.)

Contact Patent Law Agency, LLC today at 1.818.248.1465 for a free, no obligation initial consultation to discuss your intellectual property rights, including your ideas, concepts, designs, and innovations.