Patents - WHO can help?
The preparation and prosecution of a patent application requires an extensive knowledge of patent law, and Patent Office practice. Now, because the actions required to secure a patent are very time-dependent and costly, it is advisable to contact a professional patent practitioner any time before you should take an action in regard with your invention.
Members List of Worldwide Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys - IP Directory @ Parker & Parker
There are lots of people, pros and cons, arguing on the issue to seek or not professional assistance when dealing with patent matters. In no way we encourage you to turn away from consulting professionals. However, until you will engage your money in a business like, you should be able to answer yourself to a few essential questions:
We gues that you would probably not want to spend long hours at someone else billing rate explaining simple background information to understand what is your invention about. On the other hand, do not expect to find too much through a free initial consultation when you try to aproach an attorney or other patent professional. Even stating a formal opinion it is time consuming that business people can not afford to give it away for free.
- Do I really have an invention?
- Where is my niche-market to commercialise my invention?
- How much I can to afford myself to spend before having any returns?
- What is the level of my understanding in dealing with patents?
Now, to choose a patent professional it is not easy. One of the best ways to find a good patent agent or attorney with a technical background consistent with the technology of your invention, is by a referral.
A very efficient alternative may be to utilise the capabilities of a professional searcher who can help you to determine the patentability of your patent, and whether pursuing a patent is right for you early on - before you accrue enormous cost, or worse, at the risk of jeopardizing patentable invention. Now, How to Hire an Attorney...(?!)
Would you like to use our professionally and courteously searching service, or to do it yourself, it is up to you to decide. One thing we would like to make you sure is that if you finally decide to take full advantages on our services, providing the material and results of our search directly to your assigned attorney or agent, it can help to develop a more complete application by knowing what patents to avoid when drafting your application.
Among the NSW Patent Attorneys who cater to be on service to you, please select one below at your preference:
Australian Patent Attorneys & Trade Marks Attorneys
(List provided by the The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia )
Registered Attorneys (Australia)
PIPERS Worldwide Listing of Patent Attorneys & Agents
Lists of International Patent Agents
Australian University Research Contacts (Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee - Official Site)