Once you’ve got your CAD design and you’re ready to start manufacturing, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your intellectual property! Applying for a patent is an important part of the invention process. Don’t take on the Patent Office alone! With help from our network of expert U.S patent attorneys, you’ll have all the tools you need to successfully pursue your patent.
Whether you have questions about a provisional patent application, you need to perform a professional patent search, or you’re looking for a qualified patent attorney to handle your patent filing with the USPTO, our patent services will connect you with the expert legal assistance you need. Get a free estimate and let us know a little about the nature of your invention, and we’ll set you up with a leading U.S patent attorney.
Utility patents are the most important type of patent for inventors. These are the patents which establish your rights over the function and workings of your invention. If you’ve created a new device or method, this is the main type of application you’ll want to file. Filing a utility patent is a significant investment and can be quite complicated. With Cad Crowd, you’ll be connected to a professional patent attorney who will guide you through every step of the patent process.
Whereas utility patents protect the function of your invention, design patents give you exclusive rights to the form or presentation. Design patents can be quite important in establishing your product’s uniqueness
and in carving out a spot in the market. While not as sophisticated as a utility patent, a qualified patent attorney will help ensure that your patent process goes smoothly the first time around, saving you money on costly and avoidable mistakes.
An essential part of any patent application process is a reliable patent search. Our patent search service will connect you with an experienced and professional attorney who understands how to navigate the USPTO databases. The last thing you want is for your costly patent application to be rejected because you missed something in your preliminary search that a professional would have found. Avoid costly errors, and take advantage of Cad Crowd’s leading network of expert U.S patent lawyers.
Working with so many inventors, we’ve established professional relationships with some of the country’s best patent attorneys. We’ll connect you with our vetted network of patenting experts, who will provide you with a free estimate for the patenting services you need. It’s as simple as that!
Fees vary depending on the type of patent you are applying for, and the type of product you’re looking to patent. It’s impossible to give a general figure, but you can see our page on USPTO patent fees for an idea of some of the costs you can expect.
There’s no such thing as a provisional patent, there are only provisional applications. See the Patent FAQ for more information.
The duration of a patent application will vary significantly from case to case depending on the specifics and on the complexity of the application. You can expect the entire process to take at least a year.
See the full Patent FAQ for more patent information.