Patent Attorney



1. A patent attorney can help insure proper patenting of a product.

True
Unless an inventor is very familiar and comfortable with the proceedings of the Patent and Trademark Office, they should obtain a Patent Attorney. He can help an inventor with the details and legalities involved with filing and obtaining a patent. It is very important to make sure that the inventor and the product are adequately protected. Without proper protection all types of potential problems could occur.


2. Any lawyer can be a patent lawyer and represent an inventor.

False
A patent lawyer must be recognized by the Patent and Trademark Office to be able to represent an inventor. The law gives the Patent and Trademark Office the power to make regulations that govern the conduct of patent attorneys. Those who are not on the patent attorney register of the Patent and Trademark Office may not practice patent law before this office.


3. A patent lawyer is required to understand patent laws only.

False
In order to be listed in the register of patent lawyers, the lawyer must comply with the regulations prescribed by the Patent and Trademark Office. Patent lawyers must prove themselves to have the proper education and training in science and demonstrate an ability to understand the science of the invention. Bottomline, the training is not one dimensional and requires much training and education.


4. It is difficult to find a patent attorney.

False
Inventors seeking counsel should research several patent attorneys before making a selection to meet their specific needs. Some individuals will advertise their services and not be listed on the registry of patent lawyers. Being thorough when choosing counsel is advised, but finding someone that is qualified to represent you should prove to be simple when using the Internet or telephone directories.


5. Seeking patent attorney advice is wise during the tedious process of obtaining a patent.

True
Proverbs 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.


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