Patent Lawyer Sacramento, CA

Patent Lawyer Sacramento, CA If you’re looking for a patent lawyer in Sacramento, CA, you need to look no further than Sierra IP Law. Sierra Law describes itself as an “Intellectual Property Boutique (law firm) providing quality IP service including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, and litigation” services.

 What, exactly, is a patent?

 A patent is a subset of Intellectual Property (IP) law. The most commonly understood definition, is that the owner or creator of an invention is given exclusive rights by the U.S. Government allowing the patent holder to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention without express permission from the owner.  There are three types of patents.
  •     Utility patents which cover the functional parts of an invention. Think of the parts that make a tool work.
  •     Design patents which cover the look and feel of the invention.
  •     Plant patents which is a person or a corporation that invents or discovers a unique form of plant.
 Sierra Law has years of experience in all three areas, and is also experienced in off shore or patents in many foreign countries.

 What is a patent attorney?

 As you might expect a patent attorney is a lawyer who knows patent law, which as you see can become quite complicated. A major skill of the attorneys at Sierra Law has deep experience with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; this is the organization that can issue you a patent on your invention. Sierra Law knows what is required to secure a patent, as well as what to expect and how to work with the Patent Examiners, the individuals who will look closely at your documentation. They  determine if you have met the qualifications for a patent or not.  Sierra Law also has experience with developing patents in foreign countries. Again, that understanding means if you want help in this area with your invention you want to talk with Sierra Law.  Finally, Sierra Law is more than capable of helping you defend your patent and/or any business disputes around your patent should that become necessary.

 Knowledge of how the U.S. Patent Office actually works

 Not only are the lawyers at Sierra Law experts in patent law, they understand how the U.S. Patent Office actually works. They have, as it were, an insider’s understanding of the people and processes there because they work with them so often. You’ll benefit from this kind of ‘local knowledge’ and you definitely want an attorney how has this type of experience.

 What services Sierra Law actually offers

 Sierra Law offers everything you need to file for a patent and/or to defend one. Their services fall into the following five categories:  Assessment – They take a close look at your unique situation regarding new patents, existing patents including trademark searching, assessing infringement options and more.  Procurement/Prosecution – You’ll get the help you need with document generation including question answering, description writing, as well as understanding how patents work overseas, evaluation of technology, etc.  Maintenance – Sierra Law will help keep track of your intellectual property portfolio, as well as help you stay on top of things like renewal dates, changes in law that impact you, and more.  Licensing/Transactions – They will perform much of the due diligence needed as well as trademarks, licensing agreements and buy and sell options regarding your patent.  Litigation – Although their legal expertise is designed to help avoid litigation, it does happen. They are expert in enforcing patents and defending you in state and federal courts should the need arise.  When you’re looking for a patent lawyer in Sacramento, CA, look no further than Sierra Law, your intellectual property specialists.  

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    "Mark and William are stellar in the capabilities, work ethic, character, knowledge, responsiveness, and quality of work. Hubby and I are incredibly grateful for them as they've done a phenomenal job working tirelessly over a time span of at least five years on a series of patents for hubby. Grateful that Fresno has such amazing patent attorneys! They're second to none and they never disappoint. Thank you, Mark, William, and your entire team!!"
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