An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. Murphy & Ellis, PLLC helps inventors at all stages of patent prosecution and defending your patent rights from infringement. Our attorneys also defend those who have been accused of infringing an existing patent.
Patents are grouped into three different classifications depending upon their form. Our attorneys have the knowledge to help you with:
The attorneys at our firm will help you understand which patent process makes the most sense for your invention and your business.
To qualify for patent protection, your invention or improvement must be:
Our attorneys meticulously review your invention with an eye for your eligibility based upon the three primary factors. We then conduct a thorough patent search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered.
If your invention appears to be unique, our attorneys walk you through the complex process of preparing your application, including creating essential drawings and descriptions. While waiting for the issuance of your patent, your invention is marked patent pending, thereby affording you substantial protections. A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period for which you retain exclusive rights to your invention.
If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available legal remedies. Our attorneys first demand that the infringer cease and desist unauthorized actions. We then aggressively pursue damages.
If you are facing a claim for patent infringement, we work to prove that the plaintiff’s patent is invalid. This can be done by proving that their invention was not novel, that the claims in the patent were obvious, or that they waited too long to file after disclosing or selling the invention. Our attorneys may also use other defenses such as fringe analysis, patent misuse, inequitable conduct or estoppel.