Do You Need a Full Utility Patent?

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Aug 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: If I get a Provisional Patent and things go well, do I then need to get a Full Utility Patent?

Question Detail: I'm just trying to decide where I should start. I'd prefer to not spend as much money as the Utility Patent but if I'll hopefully need it eventually, I'm thinking it might be worth it.

Answer: If you want to get an issued patent, you will need to file a non-provisional (utility) patent application. Only an issued patent will give you the right to sue an infringer.

The cost of filing a utility application can vary a lot. We only have fixed fees to prepare and file patent applications.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.

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