What We Do
A prior-art search (referred to as a patent search) includes all the prior art that's related to your innovation. Anyone can search Google Patents, but a professional patent search is performed by careful method, and will yield relevant results.
A thorough prior-art search includes a Web search and a patent search at the U.S. Patent Office at uspto.gov. There is a science to patent searching and it's easy to miss prior art. We've been doing these searches since 2006, so we have gotten pretty good at it.
Patent Writing and Prosecution
We research, write, file, and prosecute patent applications. We guide you through the Patent Office's myriad requirements and fees.
Scott Keeley is a registered patent agent with 12 years of intellectual-property experience and a background in engineering and design. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office does not distinguish between agents and attorneys. However, we have access to the legal resources necessary to defend your patent.
Freedom to Operate (FTO) means that a business can develop and produce its product or process with minimal risk of infringing on someone else's patent. It is a method for assessing risk.
Evaluating Freedom to Operate is a deep-dive research and analysis process that results in a report that is intended to keep you from infringing on another person's intellectual property.