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Thank you for joining us at American Inventor.   At American Inventor we are dedicated to offering the public superior intellectual property legal services.  Our firm offers patent, trademark and copyright prosecution (the filing of the IP with the relevant agency) and litigation services.  As a firm we started in the mid 90′s solely as a firm helping small inventors with the filing process.

The filing process is that of doing a patent search and then a patent application.  Back then there was also something called a document disclosure program, but that no longer exists.  Instead we advocate that our clients file as many provisionals on their ideas as possible and pay to upgrade to utility patent applications or pct’s.  PCT stands for Patent Cooperation Treaty.  For example, one of our clients has about 50 or so engineers and they are coming up with new ideas all the time.  Initially it is very hard to tell if the ideas are of any value, but they want as early a priority date as possible.  Accordingly they write up a description that is sufficient for enablement (this means that another engineer of similar skill could read what they wrote and then walk to their work bench and create the thing) and we then take that document, add on a single claim and get the material filed as a provisional and docket the filing so we can warn them that they have to make a decision as to what to do with the idea nine (9) months later (the actual deadline is one year but it is better to try to do things ahead of time.)  This allows our client to preserve lots of ideas with priority dates very inexpensively and to only move forward with those ideas which they believe will be a success.  Please give us a call if you would like to diswcuss your companies IP strategy as different companies goals require different strategies.

Some Information you might find interesting.

American Inventor’s Protection Act of 1999 – The American Inventors Protection Act was enacted November 29, 1999, as Public Law 106-113 and amended by the Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-273) enacted November 2, 2002. The material presented on this web site reflects this enacted law.  The Entire Law is available here.

America means both North and South America which means that the rules an inventor has to follow in America are not always the same.  The countries which are a part of the Americas are listed below.

We can assist you with filing in any of the below countries.

Anguilla http://www.ipo.gov.uk/pro-policy/policy-information/extendukip/extendukip-anguilla.htm
Antigua and Barbuda  http://www.ipo.gov.uk/pro-policy/policy-information/extendukip/extendukip-antigua.htm
Argentina  http://www.inpi.gov.ar/templates/index.asp
Aruba  http://www.opi-aruba.org/Patent.htm
Bahamas  http://www.ipo.gov.uk/pro-policy/policy-information/extendukip/extendukip-bahamas.htm
Barbados  http://www.caipo.gov.bb/site/index.php
Belize http://www.belipo.bz/
Bermuda  http://www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=216&&PageID=560&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true
Bolivia  http://www.senapi.gob.bo/
Brazil  http://www.inpi.gov.br/portal/
British Virgin Islands  http://www.ipo.gov.uk/pro-policy/policy-information/extendukip/extendukip-virgin.htm
Canada  http://brevets-patents.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/introduction.html
Cayman Islands  http://www.caymanfinance.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=4081,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Chile  http://www.inapi.cl/portal/institucional/600/w3-channel.html
Colombia  http://www.bancopatentes.gov.co/
Costa Rica  http://www.mjp.go.cr/
Cuba  http://www.ocpi.cu/
Dominica  COPYRIGHTS ONLY cipo@cwdom.dm
Dominican Republic  COPYRIGHT http://www.cultura.gob.do/
Ecuador  http://www.iepi.gob.ec
El Salvador  http://www.cnr.gob.sv
   
Grenada  Telephone: (1 473) 440 08 70 / 20 30
(1 473) 440 66 95
 
Guatemala  http://www.rpi.gob.gt/
Guyana  Telephone: (592 2) 68 641
63 083
Haiti  
Honduras  
Jamaica  
Martinique  
Mexico  
Montserrat  
Netherlands Antilles  
Nicaragua  
Panama  
Paraguay  
Peru  
Puerto Rico  
Saint Kitts and Nevis  
Saint Lucia  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
Suriname  
Trinidad and Tobago  
United States  
Uruguay  
US Virgin Islands  
Venezuela