20 yrs. exp.
All provisions of the latest round of
changes to the patent laws and regulations ("the America Invents
Act") are in effect September 16, 2013.
changes impact the traditional notions of "what to do" when you
have an invention. I suggest all inventors study and understand
changes in the law and regulations prior to taking any action regarding
any invention they may have, or call me.
I write, file, and prosecute patent applications,
and also perform the following:
* Patentability searches;
* Preparation and filing of Responses to patent office communications;
* US rep. for patent applications initially filed outside the USA;
* Claims amended to
conform to USPTO practice, when requested; and
* Cost control.
I came into the patent field as an inventor after having made
several inventions while working industrial
R&D, plus two in my garage. So I appreciate what the patent process
is like from the inventors' perspective.
Having been a patent
practitioner 20 years I've helped people from all walks of life obtain
patents on their inventions, including multi-billion dollar international
corporations. I can help you with any patent-related matters before the US
Patent Office, and strategy matters. My success rate is among
the highest you'll find. As an added bonus, I also have an MS in
Technology Commercialization, which means my clients also have the benefit
of picking my brain with respect to business and commercialization
issues, something most other practitioners cannot provide.
One of the most important aspects of
patenting inventions, is the patentability search. From a
well-conducted search, we can write the best claims in view of the prior
art, which saves valuable time in patent procurement, in addition to
significant amounts of money. I've done searches 22 years and
typically find about half of the inventions
presented to me already in the prior art via a search. Patent
searches are important so one does not expend resources trying to patent something that's not
Please contact me at your convenience and we can
discuss how you can put my knowledge and experience to work in helping you succeed with your
invention, or that of your client. Please do not send any
confidential information via email. Thank you.
Chris Whewell, USPTO Reg. No. 37,469
M.S. , Technology Commercialization
Tel. (512) 763-1142
available upon request.
Fields I've worked in include:
* Consumer Products;
* kitchen gadgets;
* business methods;
* tool & die;
* sporting goods;
* surface treatments;
* Methods and processes;
* bedroom devices;
* Etc., but no biotech and no software.
degree is in Technology Commercialization from UT Austin. You benefit with
me - I cannot help but consider commercialization issues in every case I
see and these considerations often alter the course of business
Please click the blue boxes above and left
for info on that topic. Due to economic inflation, the PTO fees information may not
always be up to date.
about flat-rate fees, no hourly billing fees. This
means that you know what you're getting into up-front costwise, and won't
be surprised with recurring bills. Once I know the nature and
complexity of your invention, I provide a price quote that I do not
deviate from. I will definitely save you money over other providers
of patent services while delivering high-quality in a fast time
Skype ID is: chris.whewell1
Please DO NOT email me any confidential information.
Please phone me first at (512) 763-1142
SIMPLE INVENTION ? Inventors
frequently state "my invention is very simple." If you would
like to see an example
of what a patent application on a "simple" device looks like ,
then CLICK HERE to view or download a sample patent application I
wrote on a simple invention.
US Patent Search
I have over
20 years of hands-on patent searching experience. I can provide:
* a formal written search report;
* copies of all relevant patents found;
* if the invention appears patentable, then a detailed cost and
timeline breakdown of what I would expect you should expect to pay to obtain a patent on the
If you have a good enough invention that you will
make money selling it, others will definitely copy it. The patent laws were
designed to protect inventors by providing a limited monopoly on your invention so that only
you can profit from your labors, if you take proper full advantage of the Law.
Click on the links above and at the left for good information.
Provisional, Utility, or Design Patent Applications - Whatever route you choose, I'm with
you every step of the way until the day we either receive
the patent grant, or we abandon all hope.
inventors will recognize our affordable rates and quick service as a smart business use of
resources. Preparation of a utility patent application for as low as $
3000 ? Yes, it is possible in some of the simpler cases.
I'm expedient, responsive, pragmatic, friendly, and
Get a first or second opinion
or let's perhaps discuss strategic
options. I've not had a dis-satisfied client in 20
PROTECT YOURSELF !!!
You should consult with a professional patent
practitioner before making any disclosures of your invention to anyone, to avoid
forfeiting or waiving your rights. I have seen many inventors make mistakes by acts
and omissions they made prior to seeking advice. Don't be in that crowd. It
really is worth the little money you would spend in seeking advice.
Email link below:
Thank you for visiting,
Yours very truly,
Chris Whewell, M.S.,
& US Patent Office Reg # 37,469
tel. (512) 763-1142
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