Larson & Larson offers the services of experienced patent attorneys in the area around St. Petersburg. Our expertise includes patents, trademarks, and copyrights; and comprises both defending and prosecuting. Our skilled litigators are available to help you protect your inventions as well as your intellectual property.
While physical property is important, these days companies have begun to place more value in their intangible assets. Obtaining a patent can be one of the best things to do for your business. Because of the constant competition between companies, this legal protection can prevent your competitors from using a technique that you have perfected.
In the United States, patents are granted to provide inventors with the exclusive rights to their inventions. This way no other entity can make, use, sell, or profit from your particular product or invention. Only entities who receive a license will be allowed to use your intellectual property.
Our patent attorneys are familiar with local, federal, and international laws and agreements that can secure your intellectual property rights.
Dealing with the law requires an important amount of knowledge to ensure requests are filed correctly. Hiring the right lawyer in St. Petersburg will make a huge difference in the way your case will be handled.
Before starting on anything, you will need to know which of the three types of patent applies to you and your situation best:
- Utility – These protect the inherent function of the invention. Term length is 20 years from the date filed.
- Design – These protect the overall appearance of a product. Term length is 14 years from the date issued.
- Plant – These protect plants that are produced by the inventor. Term length is 20 years from the date filed.
Do not worry if you are not sure what kind of protection you need; our experienced litigators will be able to help you determine which will provide the best protection for you. We can also help you with the filing and paperwork, to ensure everything is done correctly.
Whether you are seeking a patent, or are involved in an infringement case in St. Petersburg, our patent attorneys will be able to guide you through the entire process. Even if you think you can handle it on your own, we recommend setting up a consultation with a professional to discuss your options. This way, you will have an idea of what to expect in the future, should you need our legal representation.
At Larson & Larson we have the extensive and necessary knowledge, experience, and attention to detail to guarantee your applications are filed correctly and you are prepared for any fights you might have to face. We have been serving the residents of the St. Petersburg area for over 25 years, obtaining the quality results our clients have come to expect from us.
Our patent attorneys are qualified in understanding these difficult laws and will help you throughout the entire process including:
- Novelty Searches
- Infringement Searches
Regardless of your situation, our St. Petersburg firm offers the services of qualified patent attorneys who can help you completely understand the process. In addition to assisting you with the filing all of the necessary paperwork for your case, we will continue to fight for you by responding to objections, injunctions, and requests for information.
Our network of international associates can help you file patents around the world, as well as manage your foreign applications. If you would like to speak to one of our St. Petersburg patent attorneys for more information, do not hesitate to call us today at (727) 546-0660.