Patenting 101

Broadly speaking, a patent is a detailed public disclosure of an invention given in exchange for the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the invention for the duration of the patent’s term.  Sounds simple, right?  But the devil is in the details.  Read on. What Is A Patent Under the Law? Under… See the Full Article

Category: Patents

Patent Troll Legislation Passes

Patent Troll Legislation Passes in Washington State In an unprecedented move, the Washington House of Representatives passed a Patent Troll Prevention Act, prepared by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, which was announced in an Attorney General press release earlier this year. The bill, which took the form of Senate Bill 5059 at the Senate and… See the Full Article

Category: Patents

Patent Term Adjustments

Obtaining a patent on an invention offers patent holders a limited monopoly on the right to exclude others from making, selling, using or importing the invention for a set amount of time. Utility and plant patents offer protection for twenty years from the filing date and design patents offer protection fifteen years from the date… See the Full Article

Category: Patents

Get the Right Look for Your Trademarks

The appearance of a trademark is one of its most important aspects, and trademark applicants have an important choice to make when deciding what their mark will look like.  There are three types of trademarks you can select from on a trademark application, and they are: Standard Character Marks. Standard character marks are used for… See the Full Article

Category: Trademark Protection

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"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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