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Patent Law

A patent protects an invention, for example, a machine or other useful device.

Legally, a patent is a property right that gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, offering to sell, selling, or importing the patented invention into the United States.

How much does it cost to get a patent?

It depends on how complex or simple the invention is and how much time it takes to write the patent application. At Madan Law PLLC we typically offer flat rate options to our clients. Call us to discuss in more detail how much it will cost you to get your invention protected.

How long does it take to get a patent?

As of January 2014, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has stated that the average patent application is pending for 24.6 months. Applications received in the USPTO are numbered in sequential order and the applicant will be informed within eight weeks of the application number and official filing date if filed on paper.  If filed electronically, the application number is available within minutes.

How long does patent protection last?

For applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, utility and plant patents are granted for a term that lasts 20 years from the date you first applied for the patent (subject to the payment of appropriate maintenance fees). Design patents last 14 years from the date you are granted the patent.

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