July 24, 2020

Choosing the Right Patent Attorney

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If you have an idea or invention you would like to protect, you need to find the right patent attorney for the job. Keeping a few tips in mind as you move forward increases your odds of finding the right attorney for your situation. Badmus & Associates wants to show you how to find an attorney that matches your needs and long-term goals, and you will move forward with confidence and peace of mind.

Find an Attorney Who Specializes in Patent Law

The first step is to only consider attorneys who specialize in patent law. Only attorneys who have been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can offer patent law services to the public.  You can find out if an attorney is registered by visiting the USPTO website. Only a qualified patent attorney can guide you each step of the way and apply for the right patent to safeguard your idea.

Shop Around

At Badmus & Associates, we encourage prospective clients to shop around before making a final decision. Ask plenty of questions and make sure the attorney you hire has your needs in mind, empowering you to hire an attorney who values your patent as much as you do. But be sure you understand the full extent of the services provided for the fees that are quoted.  The lowest fees aren’t usually equal to the best service.

Ask About Billing and Payments

Different attorneys have different billing practices. Some attorneys charge an hourly fee for their services, but others will charge you a flat rate for their work. Before you sign any paperwork, you want to know whether you must pay for everything upfront or if you can pay for your attorney after completing your patent. Ask if the attorney you have in mind accepts payments.

Getting Started

If you need patent attorneys you can trust, the Badmus & Associates Law Firm is here to help. We stand by your side and help you apply for the patent you need to protect your invention. If you would like to begin, reach out to our caring team right away. Give us a call at 214-494-8033 or fill out form below to schedule a complimentary consultation.