Patents Attorney

 A number of different types of patents may be available to protect your invention or idea. From utility to design protections, learn more about them here!

A number of different types of patents may be available to protect your invention or idea. A utility patent protects the way that a device works, while a design patent protects the way that a device looks. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best possible protection is to have one of each.

Utility patent applications are available as provisional applications and non-provisional applications. Whether or not you decide to start with a provisional application is up to you, but there are a number of factors to consider when going this route. In any case you will eventually need a non-provisional application if you hope to have your product examined and eventually registered. Design patent applications are only available as non-provisional applications.

If you have any questions regarding the patent application process please feel free to send us an email or give us a call at (909) 979-7287, and we will be happy to discuss your options

Utility Patents

Utility Patents Attorney

If you have an original invention that you would like to protect with a utility patent, call our South California-based law office to speak to our experienced patent and intellectual property attorney, Andrew Pharar 909-979-7287.

Provisional (PPA) or Non-Provisional (NPA)?

Non-provisional patent applications eventually mature into a patent. They are the complete patent application, take time to prepare, and could cost more.

If you’re looking for something more straightforward to prepare and costs less, provisional patents are the way to go.

If you’re unsure what works best, call us at 909-979-7287, and we’ll help you decide!

Serving Inventors & Business Owners all Over The World

Although we are based in South California, Pharar Patents & Intellectual Property has clients all over the world. No matter where you’re located, we can help you protect your inventions, products, and intellectual property.

What is a Utility Patent?

Utility patents applications prevent others from profiting from your original invention. Essentially utility patents give you exclusive rights to make, sell, and profit from your invention. Utility patents are the most common patents but in order to be patentable, inventions have to meet certain criteria: inventions must be useful, novel, and original or previously disclosed.


Advantages of Utility Patents

  • Allows You To Potentially Profit

In order to begin selling and making money from your invention, you must have a utility patent. Once you have a patent for your invention, you are able to begin manufacturing and selling your product/original invention as well as preventing anyone else from doing so.


  • Licensing Opportunities

If you don’t want to make or sell your inventions but are looking to make money from it, you can license or assign your utility patent rights to a third party and charge them fees.

Utility Patent Disadvantages

  • The Design of Inventions Are Not Covered

Utility patents don’t protect the look or design of your original invention. If you have a uniquely designed story, you’ll need to file for a design patent.


Design Patents

What is a Design Patent?

Design patents are for any new and ornamental designs of articles of commerce. As the name suggests, the design patent is specifically made to protect the creation of the item.

What are Patents Used For?

Design patents can be utilized for ornamental configuration and surface decorations. It protects only the appearance of the item and not the functionality of it.

There are a few rules that must be followed when getting a design patent; call Andrew at 909-979-7287 to learn more!

Helping You Through The Design Patent Process

To begin the design patent application and legally protect your manufactured goods and products from being stolen, call Andrew Pharar of Pharar Patents & Intellectual Property at 909-979-7287.

Get a Free Consultation