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Protecting you with patents that are durable and long lasting
Pat•ent

Noun
/’patnt/
A grant of a property right to the inventor

The difference between a good patent and a great patent lies in the details. A good patent protects your invention.  A great patent protects your invention from competition.

At Zarley Law we are a full-service patent law firm that knows the difference between good and great. From drafting and prosecuting your first application to managing your complex patent portfolio, we have a team of registered patent attorneys and a skilled support staff ready to help.

With more than 60 years of experience and the capacity to represent individuals as well as domestic and foreign companies in practically every area of business, we’re here to provide guidance and counsel to make the process easy for you.

 

Your Patent Guide

The patent process does not need to be confusing and overwhelming. We want to be your guide, and as experts in the field, our focus gives us the ability to get to know you and for you to get to know us. This type of partnership is essential for extraordinary success.

 

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When Do I Need a Patent?

Before you even think about applying for a patent, there are issues that can arise. Too often, without proper guidance, problems can occur that affect patent rights. The earlier you partner with a patent attorney, the better your success at protecting your idea will be.

Our Patent Services

  • Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution and Appeals
  • Patent Valuations
  • Design-Around Opinions
  • Infringement Opinions
  • Patent Consultation
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Searches
  • Portfolio Management

Patent FAQs

What does a patent cost?

It depends on the complexity of the invention. Once we discuss your idea, we can provide options and an estimate that we will stick to.

What do I need to move forward with a patent?

We need to obtain an understanding of your invention, including how it is made, how it works, and how it is different from what is currently available. Any information you have that explains your idea is appreciated.

How long does it take to get a patent?

The process can be lengthy. As of 2016, it takes about 16 months, on average, to hear from the Patent Office after your application is filed, and the average application is pending just over two years before it reaches its final disposition, which is why it’s important to start thinking about hiring a patent attorney in the early stages of development.

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