Why Was My Patent Application Rejected?

It is very uncommon for a patent application to be allowed to issue as a patent in the first action from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after filing.  It is far more likely that some or all of the claims in a patent application will be rejected by the patent examiner in the first… Read more

Category: Patents

Unregistered Copyright Infringement Damages

Copyright protection exists in any work that is fixed in a tangible medium of expression, even if the work is not registered with the United States Copyright Office. However, if someone tries to infringe on an unregistered copyright — copy the work, sell the work, or perform the work without permission — the unregistered copyright… Read more

Category: Copyright

Unregistered and Registered Trademarks

A trademark identifies a specific brand of a product or service. It sets the brand apart from others and operates to eliminate the likelihood of confusion between competing products or services. A trademark can be a symbol, word, series of words or even a sound. Think of the apple with a bite taken out of… Read more

Category: Trademark Protection

Types of Patents

There are several different types of patents, and each type applies to a specific class of invention, has specific requirements for filing that type of patent application, and offers a specific duration of protection. Utility Patent Most patents that are applied for and granted are utility patents. Utility patents are granted for inventions that are… Read more

Category: Patents

Client Approved


"Our company has worked with a number of patent attorneys and were so pleased when we began working with Parsons & Goltry nearly a decade ago. Mike Goltry's knowledge and attention to detail has enabled us to have numerous products patented and trademarks registered. We highly recommend this Law Firm."

- Sharon K.


"Michael Goltry is the most professional, honest and effective patent attorney whom I ever met in my 40 year professional engineering career. I started to work with him over 20 years ago and plan to work indefinitely."

- Zoltan Kemeny, PhD, Struct. Eng.


"Mr. Goltry took a provisional patent that we'd filed ourselves, and quickly and professionally turned our innovation into U.S. and foreign applications. His [patent claims] were a thing of beauty, and I was amazed by how deftly he countered the inevitable office actions. His language held up, and the U.S. Patent just issued. He was easy and efficient to work with, and his fees were remarkably reasonable. We're not planning to go anywhere else, ever."

- Ski Milburn, CEO, Victori, LLC


"I applied for a patent through Parsons & Goltry. After being on the docket for 2 years at the USPTO, I received notification that my patent request had been denied. Michael Goltry contacted me immediately to review my options. After I informed him of my decision to move forward, he filed a response to the USPTO. In his response he got the examiner to fully understand the claims in the patent application and the "denied" decision was reversed. I was able to secure and receive a "patent granted" decision. Thank you, Michael Goltry."

- Kathy H., Inventor


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