Practice Areas

At Proven Patents, we specialize in patents for mechanical devices and products – with a special focus on medical device patents – as well as ornamental design patents and patents related to consumer electronics, household goods, exercise equipment, sporting goods, and recreational type inventions. However, our experienced staff is prepared to assist you in a wide variety of intellectual property matters, from patents and licensing to portfolio management and business planning. Our areas of expertise include:

Utility Patents

The most common type of patent application at the USPTO, utility patents cover the creation of a new or improved product, process, or machine. When you want to ensure you have the exclusive right to make, sell, or use your invention, you want a utility patent. As a patent law firm with a proven track record, Proven Patents can help you protect your idea. Our specialties include:

  • Medical Devices
  • Dental Devices
  • Automotive
  • Solar & Clean Technology
  • Sporting, Fitness and Recreational Goods 
  • Mechanical Devices

Design Patents

Quicker and more cost effective to obtain than utility patents, design patents offer significant protection for your branding assets or valuable product development. Though a design patent is limited to a product’s appearance rather than its structural or functional elements, it is still vital to protecting a company’s branding and other work. Design patents cover the ornamental design of an article or product – including digital design elements.

A design patent is essential to protect those elements that make your product or brand unique – especially the visual features that become inextricably associated with your brand’s quality and performance.  Design patents have become a very important, yet less expensive, solution for protecting innovations in your companies and products.

Proven Patents specializes in ornamental design patents, and is experienced in:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Automotive Accessories
  • Audio Components
  • Apparel & Fashion
  • Sporting Goods
  • Household Goods

International Patent Prosecution

A global marketplace offers great opportunities for businesses, and developing your patent portfolio internationally helps you protect the markets that you develop your product and branding in.  An effective intellectual property law firm needs to be able to defend its clients’ interests at home and abroad.  Proven Patents has the experience and international contacts required to prosecute and manage patent portfolios around the world, offering protection for your innovations beyond the US borders.  We can protect your interests while increasing your market share outside of the U.S., including in Europe, Asia, and in every corner of the globe.

Patentability search and evaluation of utility and design patents

At Proven Patents, we get involved in helping clients formulate a cost-effective approach that starts well before the patent application process. One of the first – and most helpful – steps is a patentability search.

Quick and inexpensive, a patentability search helps determine whether an invention is patentable before the application process begins, and before greater investment is directed to a new innovation. Not only does this provide insight that can help us craft a more powerful (and more valuable) patent application, but it also helps avoid the major pitfalls that less experienced applicants often fall into.

The search can also help reveal new technological solutions that might improve your idea and lead your product developers to new solutions.  With the completed search in hand, we will work with you to analyze the patent landscape and develop a strategy that will have your application primed for success.

Infringement search and evaluation

There are two sides to infringement, and Proven Patents is ready to help with both. For those looking to assert their intellectual property rights, we can help you evaluate the risks and benefits of asserting your rights.

For those who want to identify and mitigate the risks of infringing upon another’s rights – or who just want to know the boundaries of their freedom to operate with a new product or innovation – we can help you formulate a strategy that will leave you confident in your ability to operate your business, brand, or product, and offer additional protection from enhanced damage awards.

Licensing

Whether you’re the licensor or the licensee, you need someone looking out for your interests who truly understands your needs. Proven Patents will ensure that you get all the advantages you’re entitled to under a well-drafted licensing agreement.

License agreements can help a company generate additional revenue from its intellectual property, allow a licensee to operate without the risk of infringement, and even set out limitations on where and how an invention is used.

But they also require an experienced IP law firm that can anticipate potential issues and protect your interests. Proven Patents will help you develop a license agreement for your intellectual property that gets you the greatest possible value from your ideas and innovations, or for a third party’s technology that you wish to practice.

Portfolio Management

We no longer live in a world where it’s enough to protect your patent assets in the United States alone. In the modern global economy, it’s essential to have an experienced IP law firm that understands when, where, and how to protect your intellectual property outside of the US. Proven Patents has both the skill and experience to manage your patent assets both in the US and internationally. Whether you’re a solo inventor or represent a large multinational corporation, we can help you understand the global IP landscape and how to protect your rights in every corner of the globe.

Trademarks & Copyright

As a full-service intellectual property law firm, Proven Patents is ready to help you apply for or defend your trademark and copyright protections. Among the services we provide are:

  • Registrations
  • Oppositions and Cancellations
  • Searching

Other Services

At Proven Patents, we strive to provide our clients with a broad spectrum of services related to the creation and management of a successful and profitable intellectual property portfolio. That means responding to your needs and providing services as varied as:

  • Invention disclosure and inventor interviews
  • Third party infringement and invalidity evaluations and opinions
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Consulting and technology development agreements
  • Due diligence
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