What is a patent agent?

What is a patent agent?

A patent agent can represent his/her clients in front of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for anything related to a patent. They can help clients prepare, file, and defend patent applications. To become a patent agent, someone must have a technical degree, and then must pass the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Bar exam.

  1. A patent agent helps you to secure your invention with a patent. Although you can file for a patent application on your own, involving a patent agent is strongly advised.

  2. A patent agent can help you to manage objections and corrections from the USPTO's patent examiners. They can help you to make the application process smoother and quicker.

  3. A patent agent can help you to save money and time, while keeping a business focus. Your patent is a business tool and should be drafted with your business strategy in mind. A patent agent can keep you focused on your business, not just your technology, when drafting your patent application.

  4. Though they have many similarities, a patent agent is not a patent attorney, and can't go to court when there is patent infringement. Of course, many patent attorneys also don’t go to court (litigate).

At KISSPatent, we have an extensive technical background in software, technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. We are also very business focused and will help you get the patent that benefits your business most. If you want to learn more about how we work with our clients, please reach out to us.


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