Demystifying Intellectual Property.

How much should your company spend to protect its intellectual property?

It depends.

We will work with you to develop an intellectual property strategy and budget, and we will aggressively work within your budget to deliver results.

Patents

We do patent work on a fixed fee basis, giving you budget predictability. Each client is different, and so each client needs a unique strategy. Lynch LLP’s attorneys have years of experience in procuring patents for clients of all sizes and types, from individual inventors, to companies with an eye on multimillion dollar buyout offers.

Contact us to discuss your patent strategy.

Trademarks

Like patents, Lynch LLP does trademark work on a fixed fee basis. We try to make sure you always know what to expect when it comes to budgeting. Building a strong brand is the cornerstone of any business. Lynch LLP’s attorneys go above and beyond anything you will find with a corners-cutting filing service to ensure you have the best chance at registering your trademark.

Contact us to discuss your trademark strategy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an "actual use" trademark?
You can file an “actual use” trademark application if you are currently using the proposed mark in association with your goods or services, and you are also selling those goods or providing those services in a state other than your own (i.e., “in commerce”).
What is an "intent to use" trademark?
You can file an “intent to use” trademark application if you have concrete plans to use the proposed mark in association with your goods or services, but you are not yet selling those goods or providing those services in a state other than your own (i.e., “in commerce”).
Do I qualify as a micro or small entity?

[Current as of 11/16/2016]

Conditions under which a patent owner qualifies for reduced “small entity” fees:

If the owner is a “person” (i.e. individual or individuals) who has not assigned, granted, conveyed, or licensed, and is under no obligation under contract or law to assign, grant, convey, or license, any rights in the invention.

If the owner is a “small business concern.” Under the SBA regulations, this means that the owner, including affiliates, has fewer than 500 employees and the owner has not assigned, granted, conveyed, or licensed, and is under no obligation under contract or law to assign, grant, convey, or license, any rights in the invention.

A non-profit organization (regardless of size), including institutions of higher education who has not assigned, granted, conveyed, or licensed, and is under no obligation under contract or law to assign, grant, convey, or license, any rights in the invention.

If the owner has transferred or licensed rights, or is under obligation to do so, it can still qualify for small entity status so long as each party individually meets the requirements listed here.

Conditions under which a patent owner qualifies for reduced “micro entity” fees:

The owner must qualify as a USPTO-defined small entity.

The owner must not be named on more than four previously filed applications.

The owner must not have a gross income more than $169,548.

The owner must not be under an obligation to assign, grant, or convey a license or other ownership to another entity that does not meet the same income requirements as the inventor.