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Mechanical Patents Lawyers

When a new mechanical device is invented, its inventor must seek a patent in order to garner exclusive rights to the device. In seeking a mechanical patent, a mechanical patent attorney is an essential resource. If you have questions about the patent process for your mechanical invention, seek the counsel of a Boston patent and trademark lawyer today.

What is a mechanical patent?

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A patent is a type of intellectual property right that is granted to the inventor/creator of an invention by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A patent grants the patent holder exclusive rights to his or her invention, meaning that it is unlawful for another person or party to manufacture, distribute, sell, or import the invention without authorization.

A mechanical patent, then, is a type of patent that is given specifically for a mechanical design or invention. Mechanical inventions may be applicable to a variety of industries, including:

  • Textiles
  • Construction
  • Industrial facilities and equipment
  • Metalworking
  • Aerospace and
  • Many more

The inventor of any mechanical invention that is new, original, non-obvious, and useful may seek a mechanical patent.

What does a mechanical patent lawyer do?

An inventor has the right to seek a mechanical patent without legal counsel. However, doing so is not advised – when you file a patent application without a mechanical patent lawyer, the chances of your patent application being denied increase.

A mechanical patent lawyer helps those seeking a patent prepare and file the patent application. Patent attorneys can help a patent-seeker to:

  • Understand whether his or her device is patentable
  • Recognize common hurdles to receiving a patent
  • Prepare and file a completed patent application
  • Understand the next steps in the process.

A mechanical patent attorney can help an applicant receive a patent both domestically and internationally. Furthermore, a patent attorney also provides services in regards to patent enforcement.

Patent law is a highly specialized field. As such, it is best to seek representation from an attorney who focuses on intellectual property law exclusively.

Contact a Boston Patent & Intellectual Property Lawyer Today

At the law office of Altman & Martin, our Boston-area attorneys specialize in aiding individuals and small businesses with all of their patent needs. As a boutique firm, we specialize exclusively in patent and trademark law. For assistance in pursuing a mechanical patent for your invention or design, contact us today by filling out the form online or calling us at 617-523-3515. We look forward to working with you!