The patent process

The patent process is complex, requiring technical understanding of the invention, legal understanding of how it fits in with prior patents, and an institutional understanding of the Patent Office. Our aim is to guide you through this process while making everything as clear and transparent as possible. With our help, you can make the decisions that maximize the impact of your invention and the success of your business.

  1. Evaluating patentability and strategy
    The process begins by determining the patentability of your invention and identifying the best strategy for your specific needs.
  2. Performing a patent search
    Following an extensive patent search, Mr. Germinario will make a detailed analysis of how your invention compares to existing patents.
  3. Choosing the right type of protection
    The specific protection you choose can have a big impact on your business plan, resources and timeline.
  1. Drafting the patent application
    A careful consideration of the specific claims being made in your application can determine its success and efficacy.
  2. Navigating Patent Office actions and appeals
    Mr. Germinario’s experience with the Patent Office ensures an effective response to Office actions your patent may face.


  • Patent transactions and maintenance
    After you get your patent, understanding how to use it for your business needs and actively maintaining it will ensure you are getting the greatest return.

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