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Basic Patentability Opinion order confirmation, item #SP09
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NOTE: This Basic Patentability Opinion
Service is ONLY for low/moderate complexity inventions, that are NOT
in Chemical or Biotechnology subject areas, and covers 1 prior-art references
to be analyzed. See our Advanced
Legal Patentability opinion for complex situations.
You must read, understand, and agree to the below information
and Service Agreement (by
clicking on the "I Agree" button at the bottom of this page),
then click on the "Add to Cart" button.
The general process to conduct a Patentability Opinion,
unless otherwise agreed upon, proceeds as follows:
Upon your payment being honored
, we email you
confirmation including instructions on how to securely submit your
invention description, and cited prior-art references, and full contact
information to us confidentially
As an additional layer of protection, a signed confidentiality agreement
(i.e., nondisclosure agreement, or NDA) covering the invention description
you submit to us will be sent to you upon request. Note that Registered
Patent Agents and Attorneys are obligated
by law to preserve their clients' proprietary information in strict
otherwise he or she can be permanently barred personally from ever
practicing in patents or any other area of law. Moreover, all employees
of Bay Area IP have signed nondisclosure agreements.
You should have your disclosure witnessed (preferably
two witnesses), evidenced by signature to the statement like "I
have read and understand the invention described above".
- Your case will be assigned to a Registered Patent Agent possessing
at least a Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering (highly competent
in the mechanical, electrical, and computer arts), who will email you
asking any additional information or clarifications if required.
- An estimated completion date will be communicated to you (usually
within 1 week).
- We deliver your patentability
- We will not proceed to perform any further work until we receive instructions
and payment for additional services you wish to procure based on the
patentability opinion, and/or initial consultation.
Some basic Search conditions and limitations to understand
are as follows:
- All materials and information related to the invention to be considered,
including written and verbal descriptions, samples, drawings, photos,
recordings, and videos, as identified in the invention description (submitted
after payment) will be accepted, and confirmed received, by us under
the condition that the information they contain, shall be used by
us solely for purposes requested, or authorized by you. We shall
exercise a high degree of diligence to safeguard your proprietary matter
(i.e., nonpublic knowledge) from unauthorized access by others persons.
We shall only copy your proprietary matter as needed for work requested
by you, and we will return your proprietary matter, including any copies,
to you at any time you request it.
- You need to provide us a written disclosure of your invention (preferably
in electronic form) and a search report containing prior-art reference
that are to be the subject of the Patentability Opinion analysis before
we can begin. We may notice a deficient invention disclosure and provide
you with an opportunity to respond with instructions and/or clarifications.
However, we may not notice any deficiencies in your invention disclosure
and perform the procured Patentability Opinion as agreed upon, whereby
you agree to accept the Patentability Opinion rendered resulting from
any faults in your invention disclosure. Basically, our Patentability
Opinion is only as good as your invention disclosure and the prior-art
reference provided to us.
- The Basic Patentability Opinion service is only for simple inventions,
of relatively low complexity. Higher complexity inventions require
more time and expertise to perform an effective Patentability analysis,
whereby, the Basic Patentability Opinion level of service may result
in substantially less quality results. You are advised to purchase the
Advanced Patentability Opinion services that we offer.
- We will complete a Basic Patentability Opinion on your described
invention within 1 week of our receiving the appropriate payment, prior-art
references, and a sufficient description of the invention.
- We will provide you a Patentability Analysis, performed by
a Registered Patent Practitioner in good standing with the USPTO patent
bar, setting forth the reasoning, and possible conjecture, for or against
the likelihood the invention that was the subject of the Patentability
Analysis will be allowed in some form by an Examiner at the USPTO. You
understand that our Patentability Analysis is only our professional
opinion, and that, as with any legal opinion, due to the uncertainties
in USPTO practice, U.S. Case law, and the prior-art discovery process,
the actual outcome of your case should you decide to apply for patent
may differ substantially from the predictions of our opinion. Our goal
is only to provide an opinion that is more likely than not, to be
accurate given the information readily available at the time the
opinion was rendered. Thus, we cannot be held responsible or liable
for any action or inaction performed bases on our patentability opinion.
- You understand that that neither of submitting this form with or without
subsequent payment, nor submitting invention disclosure(s), nor receiving
an initial consultation, nor communicating by email creates an attorney/agent-client
relationship. All acts under this service are understood not to create
an attorney/agent-client relationship and, therefore, are not an attorney/agent-client
Moreover, you must acknowledge that you understand and accept the Service
NOTICE: The email address submitted with
your payment must be valid for us to provide you order confirmation
and instructions to fulfill your request.