Patents

 

Practice Areas

Utility patents protect new, useful, and non-obvious processes, machines, manufactures, compositions of matter, and any improvements thereof. A granted patent provides the patent owner with the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling, or importing the patented invention in the United States and its territories. The term of a patent is 20 years from the earliest effective filing date the patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


The United States Patent and Trademark Office also grants design patents on new, original, and ornamental designs, and plant patents for new plant varieties that have been asexually reproduced.


Curatolo Sidoti prepares, files, and prosecutes patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and worldwide. All of the attorneys of Curatolo Sidoti are licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Curatolo Sidoti also maintains long-standing associations with foreign patent professionals throughout the world to assist in obtaining patent protection for our clients outside the United States.


Curatolo Sidoti collectively has over 40 years of experience in the following areas:


 Patent Searches and Novelty Opinions


 Preparation and Prosecution of United States Patent Applications

 Preparation and Prosecution of PCT International Patent Applications

 Preparation and Prosecution of Foreign Patent Applications

 Patent Validity Studies

 Patent Infringement Studies

 Right To Use/Clearance Studies