Patents

What we do

We work to protect the great ideas of individuals and businesses. At Botkin & Hall LLP, we have over 100 years of experience helping inventors and businesses patent their inventions. Click here to learn more about how we help inventors.

Patent Applications
Each inventor has unique goals and we can work with you to develop a patent strategy that best fits your needs. We can help you decide what type of patent application best suits your needs and file the application for you in the US Patent and Trademark Office and arrange for international protection of your invention.

Office Actions
Filing a patent application is only one step in the process of getting a patent. The “Office Action” process determines the scope of your patent protection and whether your patent is allowed. The attorneys at Botkin & Hall LLP are advocates who understand Office Action procedure and strategy and help ensure you receive the broadest patent coverage possible.

Licensing/Sale
Once you have been granted a patent, you will probably want to allow others to use your invention in exchange for a royalty. Our attorneys will help you prepare licensing or sale agreements that protect your interests.

Patent Search
Before you make the substantial investment required for a patent application, it may be worth your time to consider having an attorney perform a patentability search. This search reviews published patents and patent applications to determine if someone else has already patented your invention.

Technical Experience
All of the patent attorneys at Botkin & Hall LLP have undergraduate degrees in engineering and are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our technical expertise allows us to understand how your invention works and to provide technical insights during the patent protection process. Our attorneys have experience in the following industries:

  • Mechanical Systems & Manufacturing
  • Chemistry & Chemical Processes
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Automotive
  • Industrial Controls
  • Materials & Composites
  • Business Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Orthopedics
  • Biotechnology
  • Electrical Systems, Devices & Circuits

International
A U.S. Patent allows the holder to prevent others from using or manufacturing the invention within the United States. For protection in foreign countries, patent applications must be filed in each individual country. We will work with you to develop an international patent strategy that meets your needs and will leverage our experience and international connections to implement it.

Litigation
The best litigation strategy is to avoid litigation. Unfortunately, you can’t plan for every contingency and litigation can become necessary. When you find yourself needing to enforce your patents or are being bullied by a competitor, you will need an attorney who understands how to maneuver in a courtroom and can distil technical information in a way that is accessible to judge and jury. Our attorneys have tried numerous jury trials and are ready to help you protect your invention. Click here to learn more about our litigation services.

Tracking
We utilize the same tracking and docketing software as much larger firms, which allows us to keep you informed of deadlines and maintenance fees and ensure that your patent rights remain in force for the full term of the patent.

Fees
The patent application process is expensive. A properly drafted patent application takes considerable time to prepare, but pays dividends that manifest during the Office Action process and during enforcement. A hastily drafted patent application typically results in narrow protection or denial by the Patent Office. We work hard to keep our costs down and pass the savings on to you. We caution you that websites offering bargain basement prices for patent applications are often predatory and don’t have your interests at heart. Call us for a consultation today, we are confident that you will not find a better value or level of service than we provide at Botkin & Hall LLP.

Click here for more information about our fees.