Houston & Dallas Patent Attorney
Williams IP Law is a registered patent attorney firm in Dallas, Arlington and Houston Texas with experience handling hundreds of U.S. and international intellectual property matters. We have mechanical and electrical engineering backgrounds with experience in various disciplines. See why we are one of the best intellectual property firms in Texas.
Applying for a Patent
Applying for a patent is a time-consuming process that should not be left to “do it yourself” methods or cheap “fill in the blank” websites. A patent application is the most complex and detailed legal document there is. Shortcuts are dangerous. At our Houston and Dallas offices we offer competitive flat fee rates to balance quality work with a reasonable fee.
Domestic Patent Help
Under current laws, typically the first person to file the patent application at the USPTO “wins” so to speak. In other words, being the first person to invent something does not guarantee that you will own its patent or have a right to a patent. You must be the first to apply for the patent. We make it a point to be forthright and upfront in communicating the patent process. We are there for you throughout the entire process.
Clients may not be sure what type of patent is needed or when to pursue one: a provisional or non-provisional application covering the product’s utility and functional aspects, or a design application covering the ornamental appearance of the product. We explain the advantages and disadvantages along with expectant timelines. After discussing your particular situation, we are able to propose a particular path right for you.
Foreign Patent Services
When dealing in international or foreign patents, the order in which you disclose and file your application makes a huge difference. We have extensive experience with international patent applications (PCT) and foreign patent applications. We have a close network of foreign associates throughout the world able to file your application. Unlike a lot of patent lawyers who merely do a Google search to find a foreign associate, we have personally met with and interviewed all of our foreign associates and selected those who share our goals of producing the best quality work at the most reasonable fee.
Texas Patent Services
You can rely on our experienced Houston and Dallas – Fort Worth patent attorney for all your legal needs, including:
- Domestic and international patent procurement services
- Utility and design patent prosecution
- Patent litigation and enforcement services
- Patent licensing/cross-licensing
- Patent portfolio review/audits
- Prior art and clearance searches
- Competitive intelligence reviews
- Patentability and infringement opinions
- Ownership and assignment issues
- Patent prosecution and counseling