Intellectual Property Patents
Your intellectual property deserves protection. Our patent lawyers have extensive experience in science-based patents – including software, hardware, mechanical and electrical. There are three main types of patents, as explained below, that give inventors the exclusive rights to make and sell their invention for a period of time (typically 20 years). Our team can walk you through general patent law, as well as each specific patent type, and help you determine the best option for your invention and situation.
Utility patents protect the functionality of a new and useful process, machine, composition of matter (such as an alloy), or manufacturing system. Utility patents are the most common patent type and can offer inventors and companies broad protection for many types of ideas. Our cannabis patent lawyers can aid you through the application process and ensure protection for your business.
Plant patents are available for invented or discovered asexually reproduced plants that are a new variety of plant distinct and distinct from any plant found in nature. Often these plants are some form of genetically modified organism (GMO). Eligible plant types might include mutants, hybrids, and newly found seedlings. Feel free to contact our cannabis patent lawyers with specific plant patent questions.
Design patents are available to inventors who create a new ornamental design of a functional item. The design often constitutes the industrial schematics of inventions that could range from ballistic rockets to mechanical pencils. Our attorneys can help you with everything from strategy and design identification to the patent application process.
Contact our Patent Attorneys
Invest in your ideas, inventions, and business by contacting the Gleam Law team today. Our attorneys operating out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland work with clients from all around the world, are well versed in intellectual property law, and can help you protect your valuable assets. We provide the following legal services:
- Patent applications and filing
- Intellectual property rights and licensing
- Trademark registration
- Copyright protection
- Business litigation