Experienced Patent Attorneys Represent Inventors and Businesses

Protecting inventors and their ideas through patents and litigation

An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. At Charisse Hines Law, we help inventors at all stages of patent filing and prosecution.

Preserving all types of patents

Patents are grouped into three different classifications depending upon their form. We have the knowledge to help you with:

  • Utility patents. Including machines, chemical formulas, compounds and manufactured goods
  • Design patents. Original, ornamental design for a manufactured product
  • Plant patents. A new variety of plant

We will help you understand which patent process makes the most sense for your invention and your business.

Conducting patent research

To qualify for patent protection, your invention or improvement must be:

  • Novel. Your design or improvement must not have previously been known.
  • Nonobvious. The design must be more than just a combination of existing ideas.
  • Useful. Your creation must have a function.

We meticulously review your invention with an eye for your eligibility based upon the three primary factors. We then conduct a thorough patent search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered.

Registering your patent pending

If your design appears to be unique, we walk you through the complex process of preparing your application, including creating essential drawings and descriptions. While waiting for the issuance of your patent, your invention is marked patent pending, thereby affording you substantial protections. A patent is granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a specific time period for which you retain exclusive rights to your invention.

Contact one of our meticulous Alexandria intellectual property attorneys

Call Charisse Hines Law at 571-549-2635 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Alexandria, Virginia office.