Protecting inventors and their ideas
An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. The attorneys at King & Kelleher, LLP have more than 55 years of experience helping inventors at all stages of patent filing and defending your patent rights from infringement.
Preserving all types of patents
Patents are grouped into three different classifications depending upon their form. Our attorneys have the knowledge to help you with:
- Utility patents — including machines, chemical formulas, compounds and manufactured goods
- Design patent — original, ornamental design for a manufactured product
- Plant patent — a new variety of plant
Conducting patent research
To qualify for patent protection, your invention or improvement must be:
- Novel — not previously known
- Unobvious — not a form that an expert in the field could identify
- Useful — has a function
Our attorneys meticulously review your invention with an eye for your eligibility based upon the three primary factors. We then conduct a thorough patents search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered.
Registering your patent pending
If your design appears to be unique, our attorneys walk you through the complex process of preparing your application, including creating essential drawings and descriptions. While waiting for the issuance of your patent, your invention is marked patent pending, thereby affording you substantial protections. A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period for which you retain exclusive rights to your invention.
Defending your rights
If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available legal remedies. Our attorneys first demand that the infringer cease and desist unauthorized actions. We then vehemently pursue damages.
Contact the meticulous San Francisco intellectual property attorneys
Call King & Kelleher, LLP today at 415-781-2888 or contact us online to set up an appointment.