You need our Guangzhou patent lawyer to protect your intellectual property rights, especially patents in China. Patents are a type of Intellectual Property right that grant the owner "the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling" the invention in the United States or "importing" the invention into the United States. There are three types of patents; utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. It is important to be aware of the fact that patents protect inventions based on patentable subject matter and not ideas.
Both patent agents and patent attorneys are qualified to help represent inventors during the patent prosecution process. Both may draft patent applications and assist the inventor during the patent prosecution process. Our China patent attorneys and agents are trained in an area of technology, usually either science or engineering and have passed a test administered by the China Patent Office that evaluates his or her understanding of patent law. Patent attorneys can also provide opinions on patent law, while patent agents cannot. Our patent attorneys will also possess a law degree and may help the holder of a patent in legal proceedings like infringements to help uphold their patent rights. Patent agents may not represent an inventor in a court of law during an infringement case.
If you are interested in obtaining China patents, you have two options. Our patent lawyers can take a close look at your invention and long-term goals and help you determine which choice is right for you. Your first option is to file a patent application in the country or regional group in which you are interested. The second option is to file a Patent Cooperation Treaty, or PCT, application with the World Intellectual Property Organization. You will still have to file with each individual country or regional group later, but filing the PCT application allows you to delay filing individual patent applications by up to 30 months.
In order to file a national patent application in a given country, you need to use a patent agent or patent in China. With many years of experience as an intellectual patents attorney, our Guangzhou patent lawyer has relationships with patent law firms around the world.