How can IPfever reduce the cost of patent? We set up simple rules: (1) you do your own homework; (2) attorneys work online; and (3) we make sure the attorneys fees are proportional to what you get. First, you do your own homework. If you just ignore an issue because it’s too much to deal with yourself, nothing ever changes.… Continue reading How to get a patent without costing a fortune?
Patent is an intellectual property right, which is not aimed to boost the economy but intended to advance science and technology. So, many business-minded people will struggle with the basic concept of patent and how it should be used for their business. On the other hand, patent is recognized as the most reliable and strong… Continue reading How Does Patent Work for Small to Mid-size Business?
Will your patent justify your time and money? This is where you can benefit from a consultation to a patent attorney who understands your technology and has your best interest in mind. The truth is virtually anything can be patented … if you don’t mind what is claimed in the patent. In other words, you sufficiently narrow the scope… Continue reading Value of a patent: the cost-benefit analysis
Getting a patent is not like having a trademark registered. If you started using a name, logo, image, or even a sequence of musical notes as a symbol that stands for your product or service, you already have a trademark. Trademark registration is a way to give an affirmative notice to the public that you are using the mark. The registration offers some perks, which are… Continue reading Why you need a patent?
IPfever is not a legal service provider, but it’s in a business of helping small and midsize businesses to tackle their legal issues. Some of the help must come from licensed professionals like you. It currently provides access to federal trademark and patent related legal services, but an expansion to other areas of law is desirable. First of all, you must be… Continue reading Are you an attorney interested in working with IPfever?
Availability retainer is not an advance payment. Typically, attorneys ask for a retainer, so they won’t end up with nothing in their pocket. It goes like this. You hire an attorney to represent in a civil action. You pay $1,000 as a part of the retainer agreement between you and your attorney. The attorney will do works… Continue reading What is Availability Retainer?
He earned his J.D. in 2012 from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate of concentration program in Intellectual Property Law. After admitted to the Illinois bar the same year, he practiced trademark law before the USPTO ever since. After working at a South Korean electronics manufacturing company for two years, he now focuses on… Continue reading Young Jeon, JD
Above is a cumulative showing of trademark fees (government fees only). Assuming you use your trademark for a single type (category) of product/service, an online application fee can cost as low as $225, plus a $125 one-time maintenance fee after 5 years of use and $425 every 10 years. Total $1,200 over 20+ years? Not much right? This calculation doesn’t include… Continue reading How much does a trademark registration REALLY cost?
Federal trademark registration has become a standard practice for many reasons including (1) it’s inexpensive (as low as $225 to apply online); (2) due to the internet, no one does business in a single state; and (3) branding becomes crucial to even small businesses. And if I add one more to the list, it’s fairly easy.… Continue reading Tax forms are complex and lengthy, but they can’t go south.