FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. What is a patent? A patent is a form of intellectual property that grants the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling a particular technology.

2 What is a trademark? A trademark is a form of intellectual property that protects customers from being confused as to the source of a particular product or service.

3. How much does it cost to…? We try to provide a fixed fee for specific services such as preparing and filing a patent or trademark.  Open ended services such as legal research, litigating, etc. are charged on an hourly basis.  Please email Kristie Reynolds at admin@bakeriplaw.com for a list of estimated fees, policies, and the procedure for establishing an attorney-client relationship.

4. Could I set up a meeting to talk about my idea? First, please set up and conduct a free phone initial consultation.  Second, please set up a formal attorney-client relationship.  Third, please schedule a meeting in person or on the phone to discuss your specific legal matter.

5. Could I tell you about my idea and then have you tell me whether I should get a patent? We suggest you speak with a business advisor or someone who is capable of forecasting the profitability of a particular concept.  Our law firm is happy to help forecast patentability, patent issuance, etc. but cannot forecast profitability.

6. If you file a patent does that include some form of guarantee that I will get a patent? No.  The process of preparing and filing a patent application does not include a prediction of patent issuance.