Practice area: Patents & IP

Startup Patent Consults ○ Patent Drafting ○ USPTO Office Action Responses ○ Trade Secrets ○ Licensing ○ Secret Sauce Audits

When you find a patent attorney that understands startups and cares about your success, you can stop looking.  We have convinced more potential clients not to pursue a patent application by talking through their probabilities of success, realistic budgets and timelines, and their startup plans than clients we have signed up.  And it wasn't because we refused to help.  It is because the potential clients were informed and made the right decision for them.  Take advantage of our $300 no-commitment consult to talk through your much larger future investment and time commitment to your dream.

silverlegal provides utility patent application preparation (drafting) and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") to its clients.  We can help with provisional, non-provisional or PCT applications.  silverlegal can work with foreign associates (international law firms) to help silverlegal's clients procure patent rights in other countries or help the foreign associates' clients procure patent rights in the U.S.  silverlegal can also help its clients with the patent process from inventor's notebooks to invention disclosures to global filing decisions to decisions of whether to maintain existing patents.  For international applicants seeking a US inbound patent legal assistance, please click here.  

We enjoy working on mechanical, consumer products, complex manufacturing, medical device, aerospace, electromechanical, materials processing and other interdisciplinary inventions.  Through our partners or subcontractors, we can also work on software, chemical

If you have a USPTO Office Action rejecting your claims under 35 USC §101, §102, §103 or §112 or objecting for another reason, silverlegal can prepare and submit a response for you.  Or, if your technology is so complex that your current law firm won't spend the time to learn it in order to effectively progress your application, give silverlegal a call.

silverlegal also provides innovative service models based on clients needs.  For example, if an application is the cornerstone of a business strategy and is worth spending extra money on, silverlegal may pull together multiple experts to provide input.  In other situations, you may want silverlegal to provide oversight of your existing patent attorney.  For us, it is always about building the right solution for the client, and always at a predictable budget.

Mr. Silver is a patent attorney registered to practice before the USPTO and represents startups, established companies and individual inventors (aka solo inventors) with complex technologies.  


Call silverlegal for a fixed-fee "all-inclusive" price quote today for a utility patent application or a USPTO Office Action response.  silverlegal can offer an "all-inclusive" rate to its clients and not nickel and dime them for each tiny thing.  Patent application pricing varies based on application type, complexity and subject matter.  Before calling us, note that it is not our business model to be a low-cost provider but instead offer a high value for your investment.  We will need to speak with you to quote a price.  

If you request a patent search, we outsource it to professional patent searchers who can work at lower rates and be more efficient than we can.  When possible, we also use outsourced professional patent draftspeople for high-quality drawings.  (Sometimes we are able to use your drawings to save costs provided they are compliant with patent office guidelines.)

Most patent Office Action responses based on one or more rejections can be handled for $1,500 - $3,000 depending on complexity.  Prepping for and conducting examiner interviews, provided no travel is involved, is usually less than $1,500.  These estimates are non-binding and subject to change at any time at silverlegal's discretion.

Government fees are paid for by the client unless included in an "all-inclusive" rate.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's fee schedule can be found heresilverlegal provides for free select patent forms here.  


  • Optics

  • Mechanical

  • Materials

  • Nanotechnology

  • Automotive

  • Processing

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Displays

  • Medical Devices

  • Printing

silverlegal affiliates with other patent attorneys and agents to provide greater technological scope for its clients including unlisted technology areas. 

Select applications and granted utility patents that Mr. Silver worked including drafting or prosecution are listed on the left of this page.  Note that a listing here does not mean that Mr. Silver both drafted and prosecuted the same applications to allowance, or that Mr. Silver owned the client relationship.  Nor does it mean that a new client can expect similar results.  Patent Numbers with an asterisk (*) were drafted by Mr. Silver.

Assigned to Masten Space Systems Inc.

Additively manufactured non-uniform porous materials and components in-situ with fully material, and related methods, systems and computer program product

Assigned to Tracey Tools LLC

Soil Conserving Shovel, Apparatus And Methods Of Use And Manufacturing

Invented by Maluki Takumah

Magnet-Actuated Mixing Device,
Method of Manufacturing
 and Method of Use

USP 8,682,728*
Invented by Vincent Konkol and Judd Lasarow 

Networking Advertising Methods and Apparatus

USP 7,623,278 Assigned to Xerox Corp.

Mems Fabry-Perot Inline Color Scanner For Printing Applications Using Stationary Membranes

9,138,519* Assigned to Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Multi Power Source Power Supply

USP 7,635,824 Assigned to NGK Insulators Ltd.

Plasma Generating Electrode, Plasma Generation Device, And Exhaust Gas Purifying Device

USP 7,896,460 Assigned to Xerox Corp.

Systems And Methods For Reducing Process Direction Registration Errors Of A Printhead Using A Linear Array Sensor

USPs 8,038,623 and 8,133,184 Assigned to Datascope Corp.

Calibration of in vivo blood pressure sensors

USP 7,819,523 Assigned to  Hoya Corp.

Ocular Lens

USP 7,811,702 Assigned to  Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique

Microbattery Comprising Through-Connections and Production Method Thereof

USP 7,791,795 Assigned to  Nikon Corp.

Microscope with Focusing Assist Apparatus

USP 7,718,446 Assigned to  Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.

Evaluation Method for Crystal Defect in Silicon Single Crystal Wafers

USP 7,826,333 Assigned to TDK Corporation

Optical Recording Medium

USP 7,761,004 Assigned to Nikon Corporation

Electronic Apparatus, Lighting Apparatus and Method of Calculating Electric Quantity Thereof

USP 7,839,296 Assigned to Renishaw PLC

Scale and Readhead Apparatus and Method

USP 8,599,440* Assigned to Xerox Corporation

Methods and Apparatus for Adjusting Ink Pile Height

USP 8,016,418 Assigned to Nidek Co., Ltd.

Eye Axial Length Measurement Apparatus

USP 7,733,063 Assigned to Denso Corporation

Apparatus for Calculating Quantity Indicating Charged State of On-Vehicle Battery

USP 7,822,230 Assigned to Mitutoyo Corporation

Image Measuring System, Image Method and Computer Readable Medium Storing Image Measuring Program Having a Nonstop Measuring Mode for Setting a Measurement Path

USPs 7,608,987 and 7,861,389 Assigned to Seiko Epson Corporation

At Cut Quartz Crystal Resonator Element and Method for Manufacturing the Same

USP 7,865,130 Assigned to Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Material Processing Apparatus, Material Processing Method, and Material Processing Program Product

USP 8,090,875 Assigned to Nikon Corporation

Device And Method for Connecting Device Manufacturing Processing Apparatuses, Program, Device Manufacturing Processing System, Exposure Apparatus and Method, and Measurement And Inspection Apparatus and Method

USP 7,727,487 Assigned to NGK Insulators, Ltd.

Plasma Reaction Vessel, and Method of Producing the Same

USP 7,850,198 Assigned to Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Knee Protection Apparatus for Vehicle Occupant


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