IP Consulting and Small Business Attorney Indianapolis

Patent Consulting Services

IP Consulting and Small Business Attorney Indianapolis

The path from idea to protection of patents is intricate and nuanced. Scott Williams offers review and analysis of new Inventions for potential patentability. We discuss with clients their ideas and inventions to make an initial assessment as to whether the idea or invention may be patentable. In some cases, an idea or invention simply will not fit within the ever-changing definition of the type of subject matter that is even eligible for patenting. In other cases, an idea or invention may not be new or nonobvious enough to likely be patentable. However, many ideas and inventions are of an eligible type of subject matter, and at least initially appear to be potentially new and non-obvious. In many instances, an idea or invention may be a candidate for protection as a trade secret even if it is not likely to be patentable. In some cases, trade-secret protection may be preferable to patent protection. We can also give general guidance as to the likely costs of pursuing and maintaining patent protection. In cases in which clients wish to move forward with possibly filing a patent application, we are happy to refer you to a patent attorney at another firm.