Services

The DP IP GROUP has a rich experience and understanding of intellectual property practice.  

Our approach is to emphasize simple, quality solutions and a high degree of collaboration and transparency with our clients.  DP IP Group is committed to delivering services at a reasonable and predictable cost.

For the best results, we will work with you throughout the patent process from prior art searches to patent preparation and prosecution to patent portfolio management.  However we are happy to take up your cause whatever stage of the patent journey you are at. 

Our services include:

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Patentability Searches and Opinions

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Patent Claim Drafting

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Patent Application Drafting

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Provisional Patent Applications

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Non-Provisional Patent Applications

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Design Patents

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Patent Prosecution

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Patentability Searches & Opinions

DP IP GROUP strongly recommends conducting a prior art search before drafting a patent application, on both financial and strategic grounds.

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The patent process is an expensive investment.  A quality prior art search helps identify pertinent patent references before committing significant financial resources.  It also facilitates more educated patent investment decisions, increasing the chances for broader patent protection. 

DP IP GROUP works with the inventor to develop an in-depth understanding of the invention before ordering a search.  

We work with a variety of search firms to scour the patent and non-patent literature for relevant prior art.  

By organizing searches with the client’s goals in mind, DP IP GROUP does more than search for relevant prior art–we search for ways of distinguishing our client’s invention from the prior art.  We also achieve a meaningful picture of the patent landscape.  

By developing a picture of the relevant prior art, we can compare multiple opportunities for fitting the invention into the patent landscape and position it for the strongest patent claims.   

Patent Application Drafting

DP IP GROUP assists inventors in preparing high quality domestic and international patent applications.  

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Our expertise in application drafting ensures that our clients get the most property for their ideas.  

DP IP GROUP excels at helping inventors grow their inventions throughout the application drafting process. 

Utilizing our extensive scientific backgrounds, we take the time to understand our client’s invention and identify opportunities for expanding our client’s ideas.   Utilizing our extensive knowledge of U.S. patent laws, we use those opportunities to expand our client’s intellectual property.

At DP IP GROUP we work with inventors to draft high quality patent applications which satisfy all legal requirements and also incorporate enough flexibility to protect later improvements.

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Non-Provisional Patent Applications

DP IP GROUP has extensive experience in preparing and filing high quality non-provisional patent applications, which can eventually mature into an issued patent. 

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A U.S. non-provisional application is a patent application that when properly filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is placed in a queue and examined by a Patent Examiner.  It consists of a written description of the invention and drawings that together explain how to make and use your invention.  If the claims of the non-provisional patent application are ultimately determined by the Patent Examiner to meet the legal requirements, the non-provisional patent application may issue into a U.S. Patent.   An inventor oath or declaration in compliance with the applicable patent rules is also required.  

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Patent Claim Drafting

DP IP GROUP specializes in drafting claims that emphasize the patentable aspects of the invention.

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Drafting the patent claims is where an inventor asserts ownership over a certain technological advance.

The patent law community universally recognizes the supreme importance of patent claims.  Patent claims define the inventor’s intellectual property.  Choosing the most beneficial claim strategy is key to the patent process.

DP IP GROUP specializes in drafting claims that provide the inventor with the most property possible.  These claims will later serve as the basis for drafting a patent application, which further describes and explains the invention.

Defining the invention most favorably requires an expert understanding of the patent landscape.  At DP IP GROUP, we draft a client’s claims using the information gained by our search and analysis of the prior art.  

By defining the invention with a clear understanding of existing technology, our firm provides clients with patent claims emphasizing the distinguishing features of the invention.  We build arguments for patentability into the claims.  These arguments are of tremendous value at later stages of patent prosecution, such as during examination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Provisional Patent Applications

DP IP GROUP is happy to advise you on the wisdom of investing in a provisional patent application, and if appropriate then working with you to draft and file it.

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There several advantages to filing a provisional application.  It can give you a year to assess whether your invention is commercially viable before committing to the higher cost of filing and pursuing the regular patent application. 

It can also be used to add a “Patent Pending” notice to your invention or invention advertisements to deter competitors from copying your invention.

Design Patents

DP IP GROUP can work with you to apply for a design patent to protect the unique look, improved shape, or novel form of your invention.  We can advise you on whether this is a viable route.

Patent Prosecution

Patent prosecution is at the heart of the DP IP GROUP.  We believe the depth and length of our experience qualifies us as experts in all areas of patent prosecution and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

Pre-Grant Patent Prosecution

Pre-grant patent prosecution is the written negotiation phase leading to issuance of a patent. DP IP GROUP responds on behalf of our clients to USPTO office actions. Normally a patent is issued after two Office Actions, unless further examination or an appeal is warranted.

Our patent prosecution practice includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 –  Preparing and filing responses/amendments to USPTO Office Actions

–   Conducting Examiner Interviews 

–   Preparing and filing information disclosure statement

–  Preparing and filing responses to restriction requirements

–  Preparing and filing request for continued examination (RCE)

–  Preparing and filing continuation, divisional, and continuation-in-part applications

–  Preparing and filing appeals, including brief and reply brief, to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI)  brief and reply brief

 

Post-Grant Patent Prosecution

This phase covers a number of patent review options for issued patents, relating to both our client’s own patents as well as third party patents.  We expertly file and prosecute, reissue applications, post grant review, ex parte re-examination, and inter partes review on behalf of our clients.

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Examiner Interviews

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Patent Appeals

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International Patent Applications

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Patent Portfolio Management

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Prototype Development and Fabrication

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Commercialization

Examiner Interviews

At DP IP GROUP, we are adept at talking with Examiners from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

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Our ability to conduct an effective Examiner Interview can reduce the timescale and associated cost of the patent application process by eliminating subsequent Office Action rejections.

DP IP GROUP practitioners are highly experienced in these conversations knowing when to listen carefully, clarify where necessary and how to respond to examiner feedback. 

If the interview reveals no possibility of an amendment making any further progress in the prosecution, then the interview will still provide us with useful information in determining the next steps, and giving substantive points about what should be addressed in the next filing.

International Patent Applications

DP IP GROUP can help you file or protect your invention internationally. We have successfully filed applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and have a good understanding of the process of protecting an invention in countries throughout the world.  We help our clients develop a global patent portfolio strategy including growing a portfolio, managing an existing portfolio, and foreign filing strategy. 

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The Patent Coorperation Treaty (PCT) simplifies the process of filing foreign patent applications, delays the expense of applying for patent protection in multiple countries and allows the inventor up to 30 months to assess the viability of the invention.

It is important to note that at the end of the PCT International Phase time period, it is necessary to file direct international applications. 

Our practice includes filing PCT patent applications around the world, obtaining foreign filing licenses, and prosecuting patent applications in multiple jurisdictions around the world.  

DP IP GROUP has a vast network of international partners to work with to grant patent protection across the globe, including: 

– Europe

– Latin America

– China

– Japan

– India

– Korea

– Taiwan

– Russia

– Canada

– Australia

– Brazil

 

 

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Prototype Development and Fabrication

DP IP GROUP can assist you with prototype development and fabrication.  We have close associations with a prototype development team to provide fast, efficient prototype solutions to our clients.  

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 We can introduce you to concept design engineering staff that uses state-of-the-art CAD systems to create a 3-D database file, which you can then use to produce accurate models or prototypes from a wide variety of materials. 

DP IP GROUP has a wealth of connections that can help inventors to obtain prototypes, product samples and product inventories, along with starting websites to sell directly to the consuming public.  

Patent Appeals

With a strong scientific and technological background and a deep understanding of patent law, DP IP GROUP will provide you with quality representation at the first level of appeal before the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

Patent Portfolio Management

For over 15 years, DP IP GROUP has helped clients both large and small to efficiently manage the patent protection they need in the U.S. and across the globe. 

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We customize a strategy that pursues sensible economic prosecution of lower priority applications, while ensuring that higher priority applications receive the time and resources needed to obtain the broadest possible scope of protection.

Our patent professionals work with you to expand your patent portfolio by implementing the best business practices to efficiently secure rights to, and maximize the value of, any intellectual property that your business generates.   We also help to reduce costs by identifying patents and patent applications that do not add substantial value to your business as possible candidates for abandonment.

Whether your business needs help managing a large conglomeration of global patent assets or simply a handful of key domestic patents, DP IP GROUP have the resources and the experience to tailor a portfolio management strategy that suits your business objective.

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Commercialization

DP IP GROUP can successfully assist clients in generating revenue from patent assets.  We can do this by advising you on licensing, direct marketing and patent purchase.

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The most profitable route for inventors is often licensing the right to make, use, or sell your product.  As patent holder, you retain ownership of the invention and earn royalty payments on future sales of the product.  You can grant an exclusive license to one company or several companies and DP IP GROUP can advise you how.

Direct manufacturing is another means by which an individual inventor may profit from his invention.  This involves taking the invention directly to the market in the same manner that small and large businesses do. 

In today’s age of fast global communications and the low cost of early manufacturing, an individual should investigate obtaining product samples or small inventories, often through international manufacturers.  We can introduce you to a host of key contacts from prototype developers to website developers.  With DP IP GROUP, the individual inventor is not alone in navigating the development highway.

Patent Purchase is another way to commercialize a patented invention. DP IP GROUP collaborates with experienced patent valuation and brokering companies in the brokering and sale of a client’s patent when neither licensing nor direct manufacturing is possible.  

Patent monetization is yet another way to commercialize a patent.   Recently, patents are increasingly monetized by being purchased by entities who create large patent portfolios in order to bring new innovations to market.  

Wherever you are in the patent process or in the world, DP IP GROUP would welcome your call today.
Get in touch on +1 516-582-1692 or email us at info@dp-ip.com

 

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Intellectual Property Practitioners
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