HOW TO PROTECT YOUR INVENTIONS
We can help you protect your new ideas
Raven IP recognise that patents give a business a commercial tool which can be extremely valuable and which protects the investment of time and money in research and development and which can be used to protect market share.
The patent services provided at Raven IP include
Is my idea new? Prior to seeking patent protection and outlaying significant funds, it is always a good idea to first determine if your idea is new. Patent searching is also an important step in minimising risks to your business. We recommend at least conducting a search of some of the patent databases such as the Australian Patent Office Database, the US Patent Database and the European Patent Office Database. Patent searching is quite complex and seeking professional advice is recommended.
Patents can stand or fall by the quality of the drafted specification, so excellence in drafting has always been a key focus for Raven IP. A critical step in the process of preparing any application is to thoroughly understand the technology. Our team has expertise in a broad range of technologies, so we can work directly with technical and business staff alike. The combination of technical experts and industry experience enables Raven IP to provide cost-effective drafting of applications. It is also important to remember that a patent is a legal document which is enforceable in a Court of law.
Once the application has been drafted it is filed at the patent office and products and/or processes covered by the application can be marked and/or marketed as ‘patent pending’. The patent prosecution process involves overcoming objections which can arise when an application is examined by the patent examiner, before a patent is granted. Raven IP offers a creative approach to patent prosecution and has enjoyed much success in having patents of commercially useful scope granted for clients worldwide. Through local representatives, we can file and prosecute international patents at national patent offices around the world.
Raven IP has a wealth of experience providing both infringement opinions and validity opinions. Analysis invariably begins by searching patent literature for issued or pending patents, and providing a legal opinion as to whether a product, process or service may be considered to infringe any patent(s) owned by others.
Raven IP understand the commercial value of a well-managed IP strategy. We work with clients to develop patent portfolios, advising on filing or prosecution strategies and foreign filing programmes. We pride ourselves on the reliable maintenance of our clients’ hard-earned patent portfolio.
At Raven IP we believe in being transparent when it comes to costs. And what’s more, contrary to popular belief, you do not need to rob a bank to get the right advice and protection. Raven IP prides itself on being extremely competitively priced – just ask us for a quote, you may be pleasantly surprised. Further, all of our Patent Attorneys offer an obligation free consultation (that means no charge!), to discuss with you your plans and provide a recommendation for the best protection strategy.
Raven IP are experts in formulating the most cost effective filing strategy to protect your patent. We will meet with you and provide you all available avenues and pricing structures available to secure the rights to your invention. We pride ourselves on taking the extra time and going the extra mile for our clients to ensure their needs are met – in a friendly and professional manner, keeping you informed every step of the way.
Review our Patent FAQs page to learn more or call us today 1300 737 739.