The Intellectual Property Protection You Need from a Lawyer You Can Trust
Dale Ream serves as a mentor for inventors across the United States, with more than 20 years of product development experience, including product design engineering, prototyping, patenting, licensing, and direct manufacturing. Ream Law Firm, L.L.C., offers solid guidance from start to finish on all facets of intellectual property matters, as well as how intellectual property relates to everything else that can make your invention a reality.
Dale makes certain he is accessible to clients no matter how large or small. This personal approach to intellectual property law is just one thing that sets him apart from other attorneys.
As an independent inventor, the intellectual property basics you should know about prior to meeting with an intellectual property lawyer are:
The U.S. Constitution provides that Congress has the power to protect the discoveries of inventors. George Washington enacted the first patent statute on April 10, 1790, which provided patent protection for “any useful art, manufacture, engine, machine, device, or any improvement thereon not before known or used.” Although patent statutes have been modified many times since the present patent system is entirely governed by federal law.
A patent is a right granted by federal law describing an invention that did not exist prior to conception by the inventor. It gives the inventor a limited monopoly right to exclude others from making, using, importing, selling, or offering to sell the claimed invention. A patent may be granted for inventions that are considered new, useful, and non-obvious.
There are many types of patents, each with its own advantages and usefulness. A patent may be provisional, nonprovisional, utility, design, plant, foreign or domestic. Ream Law Firm, L.L.C. is dedicated to helping inventors determine what type of patent is appropriate for their invention and circumstance and is experienced in all types.