The fundamental and essential elements in protecting intellectual property assets involve the identification of patentable subject matter and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
At Fildes & Outland, our practice includes the drafting and prosecution of applications to obtain protection and, if appropriate and necessary, enforcing intellectual property rights through licensing and litigation.
Our attorneys and staff conduct patent novelty searches, and also provide opinions on patentability, patent infringement, and patent validity.
At Fildes & Outland, we are well acquainted with the Patent Cooperation Treaty. We regularly work with our global associates to obtain patent protection in elected foreign countries. Our foreign filing services include entering the national phase in the United States of applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and also filing Convention applications in the U.S. for our foreign-based clients and colleagues.
Prior to filing a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it is recommended that a patentability search be conducted. Fildes & Outland regularly conducts art and novelty searches.
If you choose to conduct your own patentability search, U.S. patents and patent application publications can be searched via the internet at the USPTO site:
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