What Does Patent Pending Mean?

We’ve all seen the late night infomercials touting their inventions, which all seem to have two common taglines. The first is something to the effect of “Call now and we’ll double your order!” and the second involves the phrase, “patent pending design.” But what does patent pending mean, and what kind of protection does a… Read more

Category: Patents

Trademarks and Tattoos

With 20% of Americans having tattoos you would think the issues of trademarks and tattoos would have been settled a long time ago. However there have been several recent high profile case involving tattoos, trademarks and copyright. One of the more notable was LeBron James’s tattoo artist suing the video game NBA 2K16 for copyright infringement…. Read more

Category: Trademark Protection

How to Protect Your Idea During a Pitch

After you have your light bulb moment, the next logical step is to get it to market. To do this you’ll need money for startup and production costs, which can add up quick. If you don’t happen to have the cash on hand you’ll need investors. When you go to meetings with potential investors, it’s… Read more

Category: Patents

When to File a Trademark

At Parsons & Goltry we almost always recommend registering your company’s trademarks. Although trademarks can be earned through first use, there are several additional benefits offered by registering with USPTO. However, there is a right and a wrong time to register your marks. The timing of registering a trademark really boils down to making sure… Read more

Category: Trademark Protection

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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