Inventive individuals and innovated businesses alike turn to the trusted Bakersfield, CA patent lawyer team at Sierra IP Law, PC to protect their intellectual property. When new inventions have either been created or will be fully realized, functional, and reproducible very soon, it is important to initiate the process of applying for patent protection. Failure to take this step can leave both your work and your personal or business assets legally and financially vulnerable.
Patent Lawyer – Bakersfield, CA
Our firm’s dedicated Bakersfield, CA patent lawyer team spends its time both securing and enforcing patent protection
. When necessary, we also challenge the intellectual property rights asserted by others who have either knowingly or unknowingly tread on our clients’ intellectual property rights.
Essentially, when a patent is granted, it extends unique legal rights to the patent holder. If another party attempts to infringe upon those rights, the patent protection in place helps to ensure that this infringement is halted and that the patent owner is awarded damages for any losses they have suffered as a result. Without a patent in place, anyone could conceivably use and/or profit from your unique work without your consent. Additionally, someone could even try to patent your work to keep you from using or profiting from it in the future. Thus, securing a patent is a time-sensitive and consequential matter.
Types of Patents
There are three kinds of patents issued by the U.S. government. The vast majority of patents issued are utility patents. These intellectual property protections are extended to novel, reproducible, useful inventions – including manufactured physical objects, processes, machines, compositions of matter, etc. It is also possible to secure a utility patent for novel and useful improvements to these categories of invention.
The experienced California team at Sierra IP Law, PC also assists individuals and businesses with patenting novel, asexually reproducing plants or hybrids eligible for plant patents. Finally, our team has extensive experience securing design patents, which protect novel surface ornamentation of an object, such as its configuration or shape. To be eligible for this kind of patent, the design must be inseparable from the object itself. The distinctive shape of a classic Coca-Cola bottle is a good example of intellectual property protected by a design patent.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you or your business has invented something new, schedule a risk-free, confidential consultation with the experienced legal team at Sierra IP Law
, PC today to learn more about your rights and options under the law. Navigating the patent process is a notoriously expensive, time-consuming, and potentially stressful endeavor. However, our team’s years of experience help to ensure that our clients’ work is protected as efficiently and effectively as possible under the circumstances. When you work with our team, your case will benefit from the respect, dedication, and focus that it deserves. If you haven’t yet connected with our Bakersfield, CA patent lawyer team to schedule your case evaluation, please do so now; we look forward to speaking with you.