Ensure Proper Patent Protection
Securing proper patent protection early and timely is critical to growth of market share. CARR helps clients define the scope of protection to include those features necessary for the invention to work and bring the greatest market value. At a minimum, the objective is to obtain at least one independent claim covering the most general concept of the invention, designed to protect ownership rights during careful scrutiny in future transactions such as high-stakes litigation, licensing negotiations, mergers, acquisitions, or the like.
In many cases, our attorneys help clients secure greater protection and more flexibility by procuring multiple patents for related subject matter. More than one patent claim may be presented, provided the claims differ from each other. In each case, the main or independent initial claim is used as the foundation for subsequent dependent claims. This approach helps our clients protect the less marketable or innovative features as well as the more fundamental aspects of the invention.
For a more detailed discussion of a practical example of the Wright Bros. "Flying Machine" invention, please review our white paper on Ensuring Proper Patent Protection (.pdf).
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CARR Intellectual Property attorneys serve clients throughout Texas, the United States, and the world. We counsel inventors and businesses in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Marshall and other cities in Texas. Our attorneys also serve many international clients, including companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, and Israel.