How Long Will It Take Me to Get My Patent?

A question I am frequently asked is, “How long does it take to get a patent?” As with most things, the short answer is, “It depends.”

Attorney-Client Privilege Is Greater Than > Non-Disclosure Agreements

From time-to-time, individuals call my office and request an appointment to discuss their invention. Many times, they have done a little bit of homework and have learned about a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). As a precaution, they usually ask me to sign their NDA at the start of the appointment, before they share anything with me. […]

Attorney-Client Confidentiality and Privilege 101

Every so often, when I’m expecting a client to walk in the door for their first appointment, I’m surprised to see two people walk through the door. The first thing I ask is to be introduced. Then I ask them what their relationship is. That may seem intrusive and nosy — especially when I ask […]

How Long Will It Take Me to Get My Patent?

{3:15 minutes to read} A question I am frequently asked is, “How long does it take to get a patent?” As with most things, the short answer is, “It depends.” I often say that a typical case takes about 2 – 3 years. To understand why, we need to look at patent law history. Previously, […]

“Pro Tips” for Your Prototype

People always ask, “Well I haven’t built a prototype, can I apply for a patent?” And the truth of the matter is: you don’t need a prototype to apply for a patent.                      If you are going to build a prototype, I’d love to share some […]