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Greenberg & Lieberman

Greenberg & Lieberman

New on Thervo
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Boutique intellectual property law firm Domain Name escrow services Brand misuse search and protection Patent and trademark searches and applications Litigation Domain name brokerage Meeting new inventors and getting their reaction when they get a granted patent.
CROMWELL & ASSOCIATES LLC

CROMWELL & ASSOCIATES LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
52+ years in business
Tara W. says, "Stephen and his assistant Karen, were able to work with my father and I immediately before I had to return back to Florida. Stephen provided us with sound advice, Powers of Attorney to better manage my fathers finances, and catching up on the last 7 years of returns! We look forward to a long working relationship with this man and his team in the future." Read more
SageTrust Law Group, PLLC

SageTrust Law Group, PLLC

4.6Awesome(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Barbara E. says, "I can't imagine having a more perfect experience. Helpful, competent, efficient, and expert beyond my wildest hope. I would use this firm and lawyer again in a heartbeat and recommend her to all I know. " Read more
Law Offices Of Dominick A. Pilli, P.C,

Law Offices Of Dominick A. Pilli, P.C,

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Experienced Traffic, Criminal Attorney, Personal Injury And Civil Attorney With Thirty Years of Experience. Helping satisfy clients and getting done what they need done!
Michael N. Driscoll, P.C.

Michael N. Driscoll, P.C.

New on Thervo
Offers online services
24+ years in business
32 years personalized competent personal injury experience in all courts of northern Virginia. Most business remains word of mouth even in the digital era. EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER NORTHERN VIRGINIA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY An injury can change your life in the blink of an eye. Auto accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and other forms of negligence lead to countless injuries in Northern Virginia each year, leaving victims facing mounting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Accidents that lead to long-term disability can permanently affect your means of making a living, drastically cha
Smyth & Associates - LegalShield

Smyth & Associates - LegalShield

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
23+ years in business
I represent a company that delivers affordable and accessible legal services and identity theft protection nationwide for over 50 years, with dedicated law firm to offer legal services, so you can make informed decisions quickly and easily without the hassle of appointments or high hourly rates, and even 24/7 emergency access for covered situations.
Rose Law Firm PC

Rose Law Firm PC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Comprehensive legal solutions when business ownership is in transition--family succession, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder ownership litigation/disputes.
Stoll, Ltd.   A Legal Professional Organization

Stoll, Ltd. A Legal Professional Organization

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Focus practice areas include: insurance coverage and recovery disputes, bad faith, commercial transactions, commercial litigation, personal injury, franchise disputes, sports/entertainment representation, and collections. Our practice has extensive litigation, mediation and arbitration experience in individual and commercial disputes.
Zion & Company LLC

Zion & Company LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Patrica H. says, "This firm was amazing in the supplying information and mediating my real contract dispute, without a doubt< I chose this firm. Thank you Zion" Read more
Zimmer & Associates Law Firm

Zimmer & Associates Law Firm

New on Thervo
Top Pro
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
9+ years in business
We get results. There's nothing better than calling a client and giving them great news and hearing whoops, tears of joy, and thanks -- especially when my first encounter with clients is often one where they are frightened, stressed, and worried.

Your Patent Attorney questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a patent attorney cost?

The fees charged by patent attorneys can vary significantly from $300 to $1,200 per hour. The specific hourly rate depends on a few key factors, including the geographic location of the attorney, their level of experience and expertise, as well as the size and reputation of the law firm they work for. Attorneys in major cities or at large, prestigious firms tend to charge higher rates, often $75 to $100 more per hour than the national average.

The patent attorney fees cover the cost of preparing and filing the complete patent application, including drafting the detailed patent specification, crafting the patent claims, and preparing all other required documents. The total cost for a patent attorney to handle the full application process can range from $5,000 for a relatively simple invention, up to $30,000 or more for more complex technologies.

What is a patent attorney?

A patent attorney is a specialized legal professional who is qualified to advise clients on obtaining and protecting patents. These attorneys have a unique combination of technical or scientific expertise, as well as extensive knowledge of intellectual property law.

To become a patent attorney, an individual must first pass the "patent bar exam" administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which grants them a license to represent clients before the USPTO. They must also pass the state bar exam required for all practicing lawyers in the U.S.

Can I file a patent without an attorney?

Yes, you can file a patent without an attorney, which can save thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, this comes at the cost of having to conduct extensive prior art research and understand the complex requirements of patent law on your own.

Preparing and filing a patent application without legal representation can take hundreds of hours of your own time, and will require excellent writing skills to draft a strong application that can withstand legal challenges. Statistics show that patents filed without an attorney have a much lower success rate, with over twice as many being abandoned compared to those filed by a representative. The complexity of your invention is a key factor - simpler inventions may be more feasible to file without a patent attorney.

Why should I use a patent lawyer?

The primary reason for hiring a patent lawyer when filing for a patent is their specialized expertise and technical knowledge that most inventors simply do not possess. Patent lawyers have a deep understanding of the complex legal requirements, terminology, and procedures involved in the patent application process, knowledge that is critical for successfully obtaining a patent. Their skill in properly drafting the patent specification, claims, and other necessary documents is invaluable, as the language used can significantly impact the scope of protection and ability to withstand legal challenges down the line.

Additionally, patent lawyers are adept at navigating the complex process of communicating with patent examiners at the USPTO and effectively arguing why a patent should be granted, even when facing objections. Beyond just securing the initial patent, lawyers can also provide ongoing support in managing the patent, such as advising on strategy, licensing, and enforcement against infringement.

What questions should I ask a patent attorney?

Ask these important questions to evaluate the patent attorney’s expertise, fees, and communication to ensure they are a good fit for you:

  • What is your experience in writing and filing patent applications?
  • How many patent applications do you typically file per year?
  • What is your technical background or education that will enable you to understand my invention?
  • What is your success rate in obtaining patents for your clients?
  • What are the estimated costs for filing a patent application and obtaining a patent?
  • How do you determine the scope of protection for my invention?
  • How do you ensure that my invention is kept confidential throughout the patent process?
  • What is your approach to dealing with patent examiners and responding to office actions?
  • Can you provide me with a rough timeline of the patent application process?
  • Can you explain the differences between a provisional and non-provisional patent application?
  • What is your approach to patent drafting and how do you ensure that my patent application meets the legal requirements and adequately protects my invention?
  • Do you specialize in patent prosecution and/or patent litigation?
  • How do you define success in handling a patent application? What has been your success rate?
  • How have your clients benefited from your work?
  • Do you have experience with international and foreign patent filings?

How do I choose a patent attorney?

Consider these factors to identify a patent attorney who has the right technical expertise, legal qualifications, and communication style to effectively protect your invention through the patent process:

  • Look for a patent attorney who has expertise in the specific technical field of your invention, such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, etc.
  • Ensure the patent attorney is registered to practice before the USPTO and has passed the patent bar exam.
  • Ask about the attorney's experience in preparing and filing patent applications, as well as their typical success rate in getting patents granted.
  • Evaluate how well the attorney communicates technical concepts in a way you can understand. Assess their responsiveness and willingness to answer your questions throughout the process.
  • Inquire about the attorney's hourly rates and any flat-fee options for the patent application process.
  • If you need additional IP services like trademarks, ask about the attorney's experience in those areas as well.

Reviews for Ashburn patent attorneys

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Joseph L.
Pleasant ,professional,and thorough
SageTrust Law Group, PLLC
Hafa A.
Dr. Fields was humble, compassionate, personable & talking to him put me at ease. His office is also very comforting. He was available when I needed him and this was a great comfort during my legal dispute. He excels in negotiation and knows how to read people. He successfully negotiated a finance bill cutting it in half. He technically paid for himself, I wasn't out any money by retaining his services. What I did get (as well), was peace of mind, which was priceless. There was a time when I was in need (legal protection) and he physically drove 30 minutes out of his way immediately, to resolve the dispute. And he knew exactly what to do to make the transaction run smoothly. I learned, when you are in a crisis and you cannot think straight because of stress, Dr. Fields [lawyer] is the best person to seek advice. He had my best interest at heart and fought to make it happen. And it did. Thank you! My life was definitely impacted in a good way by retaining his services and I am thankful I was personally referred to him. I would seek him again, in the future, if I need to. - Michelle H. [U.S. Marine Veteran]
Zion & Company LLC
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