To obtain legally binding invention protection, you need a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). A patent provides both invention and intellectual property protection. The length and requirements of patent applications are determined by the type of patent.
Design patents require a descriptive title, an optional description, one claim (the patented design), and drawings showing the object from all possible angles, with appropriate descriptions. Plant patents require a title, specification (description of characteristics, related plants, and proof of asexual production) one claim, and two color depictions.
More complicated are utility patents, which require several sections of great length, including a discussion of prior art (previous patents), the object and advantages of your invention, drawings, a detailed description of the invention, and legal claims of its attributes. The claims, in particular, are difficult to write without a patent attorney or a patenting agency, such as InventHelp, as they must be worded in specific legal jargon. It’s possible to have a perfectly good patent rejected simply due to application mistakes.
It is also possible for an approved patent to become essentially useless. This can happen if a thorough description is not given, making it easy for competitors get around the patent’s specifications and steal your idea. To ensure adequate protection, it’s recommended that you hire a patent attorney to write your application.
So, when patenting your product, how do you go about finding the right patent lawyer or patent agency? Selecting one at random means risking a rejected application. Instead, seek an attorney or an agency with solid experience and references, and a high success rate of patenting inventions such as InventHelp. Patent professionals can help.