Confidential free initial consultations by experienced registered patent attorney and intellectual property rights (IP or IPR) trial lawyer, with offices in Chicago, IL, La Grange, IL and SW Michigan (New Buffalo), focusing on US and international patent applications, patent prosecution, management, protection, enforcement and patent infringement litigation (prosecution and infringement defense). Chicago intellectual property attorney offering SAME DAY, confidential, and affordable FLAT RATE copyright and trademark searches and applications in most cases, and other alternative billing arrangements, such as contingency or contingent fee arrangements, for many intellectual property rights matters, including infringement lawsuits (infringement litigation).

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Patent lawyer who represented and counseled clients with respect to the sale of their patents to patent aggregetors, including purchases by Intellectual Ventures Management.

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The United States Patent Office generally recommends the use of registered patent attorneys by stating as follows:

"The preparation of an application for patent and the conducting of the proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) to obtain the patent is an undertaking requiring the knowledge of patent law and rules and Office practice and procedures, as well as knowledge of the scientific or technical matters involved in the particular invention.

Inventors may prepare their own applications and file them in the USPTO and conduct the proceedings themselves, but unless they are familiar with these matters or study them in detail, they may get into considerable difficulty. While a patent may be obtained in many cases by persons not skilled in this work, there would be no assurance that the patent obtained would adequately protect the particular invention.

Most inventors employ the services of registered patent attorneys or patent agents. The law gives the USPTO the power to make rules and regulations governing conduct and the recognition of patent attorneys and agents to practice before the USPTO. Persons who are not recognized by the USPTO for this practice are not permitted by law to represent inventors before the USPTO. The USPTO maintains a register of attorneys and agents. To be admitted to this register, a person must comply with the regulations prescribed by the Office, which require a showing that the person is of good moral character and of good repute and that he/she has the legal, and scientific and technical qualifications necessary to render applicants for patents a valuable service. Certain of these qualifications must be demonstrated by the passing of an examination. Those admitted to the examination must have a college degree in engineering or physical science or the equivalent of such a degree."

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