New Jersey entrepreneurs and companies have an interest in protecting their intellectual property, and some seek to do so by patenting it. Patents allow owners to prevent other parties from selling, importing to sell, using or copying their patented material, providing an important protection to them.
If you are wanting to get a patent, the patent prosecution process is long and complex. You will need to conduct a patent search to make certain that no one else has already patented your idea. You will need to make certain that your patent application is written in such a way that it precisely describes what it is that you are seeking to patent as well as so it goes to the right department.
If you receive an initial approval from a patent office, it will only be the first step. You will also want to try to participate in the first action interview program so that you can arrange a telephone interview with the patent examiner before your full patent examination.
Attorney Benjamin Applebaum has more than 20 years of experience in prosecuting patents for his clients. He understands the complexities and potential pitfalls of the patent application process. He works to help his clients draft their patent applications in manners that best describe their designs and ideas, and he helps his clients to direct their applications to the appropriate technology centers. If you want to learn more about the patent application and prosecution process for your own intellectual property, you may learn more by reviewing the information that we have gathered for people on our New Jersey patent prosecution page.