Taylor IP focuses on the technical side of the patent law business. We prepare and prosecute patent applications (also known as “prep and pros” in the industry), and also render opinions on various topics.
For example, we render opinions related to the patentability of an invention. Patentability opinions are typically rendered prior to preparing and filing a patent application so that in the event an invention is not patentable, the costs associated with preparing and filing a patent application can be avoided.
However, sometimes we also render patentability opinions after a patent application is filed, such as when a patent application is filed in a rushed manner as a result of an impending public disclosure, such as a trade show.
As a further example, it is possible to file a provisional application so that an invention is “patent pending” for the purposes of determining customer interest, and then a patentability opinion is rendered prior to filing a full non-provisional patent application.