3. Do You Need a Patent?
Patents: EfO Design LLC can write specifications, organize drawings, and work with patent agents and attorneys in order to provide our clients with great value and the best return on investment. The patent applications we write are still fully reviewed by legal professionals who represent the client to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The cost of patent submission is typically done at a 50% or more savings in comparison to hiring a traditional legal counsel. Once a patent is filed, it becomes safer for the client to disclose to other parties necessary for its evaluation and evolution. We recommend doing so only under terms of a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) that protects the client from inadvertent disclosure. We specialize in writing Utility and Provisional patents.
Utility patent according to the USPTO;
“May be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new, useful, and nonobvious process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof”.
Provisional patent according to the USPTO:
“A provisional application for patent is a U. S. national application for patent filed in the USPTO under 35 U.S.C. § 111(b). It allows filing without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement. It provides the means to establish an early effective filing date in a non provisional patent application filed under 35 U.S.C § 111(a) and automatically becomes abandoned after one year. It also allows the term “Patent Pending” to be applied”.