An information disclosure statement (IDS) can be an integral part of the patent application and prosecution process. This document is filed to show that a patent is valid and enforceable. An IDS can be filed anytime during or after the patent application has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In an IDS, the applicant must disclose all prior art, or information, that pertains to the patentability of the idea or invention in question. This duty to disclose prior art is ongoing throughout the process. In fact, the failure to provide relevant information can lead to patent being unenforceable. A knowledgeable attorney will be vital in helping meet this duty.
Providing Skilled Representation At All Points Of The Patent Process
At the Eldredge Law Firm of Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, as well as Denver, Colorado, we regularly prepare these documents for our clients as part of the patent application and prosecution processes. Patent lawyer Richard G. Eldredge has personally prepared hundreds of patent applications. When you work with our firm, you will have the benefit of working closely with him at all stages of the application and prosecution process. He will help you disclose other patents, domestic and foreign publications and journals, and any other documentation that could impact the patentability of your application.
It is not uncommon for there to be multiple IDS during the patent application process. Our law firm will work closely with you and work diligently to present all relevant information to the USPTO in as timely a fashion as possible.
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