Practice area: Patents & IP
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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 here. silverlegal provides for free select patent forms here.
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.