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Do I need to use a patent attorney to pay an issue fee?

I've just been issued a notice of allowance for my patent application. Since we (my attorney and I) filed pre-AIA, before micro entity status existed, we claimed small entity status. Now that we've ...
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Things to take care when inventor self drafts the patent

There is this saying that it is always better to consult and work with an attorney to draft patents. It is said that when you self draft a patent you would draft inferior patents, miss out on things ...
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is a patent attorney worth it or should I pursue the patent myself, and how would I go about choosing an attourney? [duplicate]

Is it worth the money to get a patent or should I pursue it on my own? How can I also find a good patent attorney?
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Is it a red flag for a patent attorney to be a prolific inventor in diverse fields

A patent attorney has several patents to her name in very diverse fields. Some inventions are routine utilities, while others are highly technical & domain specific. The latter makes me wonder ...
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Provisional Patent in US for non US citizen

Can a non US citizen file a provisional patent in US? Does he need to hire an attorney or can he do it himself? What does he need to do to convert the provisional patent into a final patent? ...
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Is patent search reserved to agents or attorneys? Is searcher accountable?

Is providing "search services" (like patent search, patent landscape, freedom to operate analysis and so on) reserved to patent agents or patent attorneys or is it a service that any company can ...
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Patent Attorney Fees: Business Instruments & Negotiation

Is there a legal mechanism in the state of California to allow a percent-of-patentee-sales contract to cover a patent attorney's fees?
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Avoiding issues while changing the attorney?

I am not a US citizen. I filled an application in USPTO through an Attorney based in US. I do not have any intent to go further for examination,office action etc with this attorney, because I would ...
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Where to find patent Agents/Attorneys?

Is there any website or a forum where I can find patent attorneys or agents who are reliable ? After a lot of searching, I find most of the websites of attorneys very 'spammy looking'. Answers from ...
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Is it necessary that the reply to office action be made by attorney

I am asking in connection with USPTO filing. Lets say my patent is filed by a US attorney (I am not a US citizen). Now it goes through examination, and office action is sent. I want to know is it ...
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Are independent patent agent/attorney companies a better deal?

Through experience I know that when hiring consultants, top quality software architects can come about $50/hour less expensive if they are working independently rather than though a large company. ...
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What is a good way to locate (and choose) a U.S. patent attorneys office that specializes in a given area within a field

What's the best way to find specific patent firms and individual attorneys who specialize in the technology area of my application? It seems that the best patent attorneys tend to have specialties. ...
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How to initiate a WIN/WIN relationship for inventor and patent professional

What is the optimal way for a solo/serial inventor and a patent professional (attorney or agent) to engage one another in a business relationship so that it is a WIN/WIN experience for both? The ...