Patent prosecution means your and your representative's interactions and correspondence with patent offices in regards to a patent application or a granted patent
When you consider applying for a patent, this means you will enter into a process that involves several parties. Both you and the consultancy that represents you as well as national and international patent authorities and maybe foreign agents will engage in this process.
Patent prosecution refers to this process and the various interactions with patent authorities that may occur. Zacco’s patent attorneys and paralegals will assist you in drafting and filing the patent application for your invention with the relevant patent office. They also pursue your application until the protection for your invention is granted, presumed that the application meets all requirements for patentability.
Three basic criteria must be met in order for your product or method to be patentable, the invention must:
- Be novel. It must not be known to the public anywhere in the world before the filing date of the patent application.
- Involve an inventive step. It must differ significantly from what is known before the filing date of the patent application.
- Be capable of industrial utilization.
If you are looking for assistance with patent prosecution, please contact us!