Understanding Patents and How the Jafari Law Group Can Help You Secure One
As a business owner, your most valuable resource is your mind. Your ideas, original inventions, and processes are what set your business apart. Ideas are an incredibly difficult thing to quantify and protect, but without legal protection, nothing is stopping a competitor from stealing your inventions and your customers right out from under you. The Jafari Law Group is dedicated to making sure that doesn’t happen. We specialize in helping our clients to secure patents. Below is a brief overview of how we do that.
What is a patent?
A patent is a license that gives you exclusive rights to your invention for a set period of time. For example, Invisalign held patents surrounding their invention of invisible teeth aligners for years. They only recently expired, which is why more invisible aligner companies have recently entered the market. Invisalign had years to establish their brand name within the market, and therefore are in a much stronger position than they would have been without those patents.
How Can the Jafari Law Group Help me Secure One?
Before we file an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we will research patents that your competitors may hold. We do not want to deal with an infringement issue, and so it is best to avoid one at the start. Once we have found an appropriate niche for your product or invention, we will follow an application on your behalf.
What If Someone Else Infringes On My Patent Rights?
Once you are awarded a patent, you are legally protected from competition in that specific area. For example, had Invisalign been a Jafari Law Client, we would have been on the lookout for any invisible companies that were attempting to sell Invisalign’s products before the patent expired. If illegal competition did crop up, we would have put an end to it, and we can do the same for you.
Remember, your intellectual property is incredibly valuable. Proper protection can be the difference between success and failure. If you need help filing a patent, then contact the Jafari Law Group for assistance. We are more than happy to help give you a competitive edge, so call today.