Once your invention is found to be potentially patentable, Mr. Germinario will guide you in selecting the most appropriate type of patent protection. Alternatives such as utility vs. design patents and non-provisional vs. provisional applications are discussed and analyzed in the terms of your business plans, resources and preferred timing, as well as the characteristics of your invention itself.
At this stage, Mr. Germinario also works with you to consider your need for international patent protection and to identify particular foreign markets where patent protection may be most advantageous. The international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) provides a process by which foreign patent rights can be pursued in tandem with U.S. patent applications. Mr. Germinario has an extensive network of professional contacts in the world’s major foreign patent venues who provide the necessary local services to pursue “national stage” patent applications in their respective countries.