New York Patent Attorney
Call us for a free consultation if you’re trying to find a Patent Attorney in New York. Our New York Patent Attorneys offer Patent Searching, Patent Preparation, Filing, and also Prosecution professional services for small-scale businesses, start-ups, small business owners, and also innovators in New York. We optimize the business value of Patents and Trademarks. One way we do this is to ensure that the Patent Application shows the value and originality of your innovation, so the Patent Application can be used to help sell or license your invention in New York, or anyplace else.
Our Technology Skill Sets are Comprehensive and Diversified
Our New York Patent Attorneys have comprehensive and diversified tech training and also experience with a wide array of technological innovations, spanning many industries involving Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Technology, Machine Learning, Medical Instruments, Optical Devices, Electronic Devices, and also Mechanical Devices. We can promptly understand your invention. Our shared experience of over 80 years permits us to manage anything from the basic to the complicated, so we can develop and carry out successful patent strategies.
Our Business Skills Produce Successful Legal Documents
Along with decades of legal experience integrated with technical practical experience in an array of fields, we additionally bring to bear experience as Entrepreneurs, so that we can provide value by leveraging our business skills for your advantage. The Patent Applications that our Patent Attorneys in New York write for you can be used to help you sell your innovation to possible licensees, and also can be employed to assist your efforts to recruit a possible partner or financier.
Large Firm Quality — Smaller Firm Care
We bring big firm capabilities and experience to small-scale companies, startups, and people in New York that would not receive adequate care from a Patent Attorney in New York at a larger patent firm. You receive even more individual consideration from a Senior Level Patent Attorney, which is necessary to creating a greater quality Patent Application.
Do I Need a Local New York Patent Attorney?
You Need the Right Patent Attorney:
One That Concentrates On Inventors, Start-Ups, as well as Smaller Businesses
Most local Patent Attorneys in New York concentrate on working for bigger corporations that ensure a stream of patent work yearly. They are not enthusiastic about working with individual inventors and small business owners with a single invention. Therefore, individuals and small-sized companies are typically palmed off to a novice junior Patent Attorney in the Firm with insufficient training and negligible oversight.
As rarefied as Patent Attorneys are, even fewer New York Patent Attorneys concentrate on small-scale clients, and for that reason they are virtually never obtained locally. That’s why Patent Law Firms with an entrepreneurial emphasis market nationally, because there are not enough sole inventors and entrepreneurs in any one area to maintain such an extremely specialized law firm for a Patent Attorney in New York.
Patent Attorneys are Licensed to Practice Nationally — You’re Not Limited to Just New York Patent Attorneys
Patent Law is based upon Federal Law, not State Law. Every Patent Attorney is licensed to practice nationally by passing the Patent Bar Exam provided by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. So, finding a Patent Attorney in New York is not needed.
You Do Not Need a New York Patent Attorney — You Require the Right Fit
- Obtain a Patent Attorney that grasps your company concerns and objectives.
- Obtain a Patent Attorney that concentrates on collaborating with clients like you.
- Choose a Patent Attorney with foreseeable fixed fees, and that will address questions on the phone without giving you an invoice.
- Locate a Patent Attorney that is simple for you to connect with, during regular work hours, and also after typical business hours.
- Find a Patent Attorney who’s prepared hundreds of patent applications, and obtained hundreds of issued patents in a wide array of modern technologies and industries.
- Obtain a Patent Attorney with terrific Testimonials.
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Notable Patents from New York Inventors
John L. Mason – New York, NY
From early human history, farmers searched for methods to keep food from spoiling. Prior to canning, foods were dried, smoked and salted, or soaked in sugar for preservation. Other methods of canning preceded Mason’s, but those jars had a lid sealed with wax, which was messy, unreliable, and unsafe. If the wax was not applied properly, it allowed bacteria to thrive in the jar. John L. Mason, a tinsmith, invented a square-shouldered jar with threaded screw-top, matching lid, and rubber ring for an airtight seal: the Mason jar. Mason jars were an integral part of food preservation for the next 100 years, and the Mason jar is still today the common term for the jar used in home canning.
Willis Carrier – Buffalo, NY
The first modern air-conditioning system wasn’t actually created to keep people cool. Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographic and Publishing Company’s Brooklyn printing plant needed a solution for summer humidity, which caused blurry prints and swollen pages. Willis Carrier, a 25-year-old experimental engineer, created a primitive cooling system to reduce humidity around the printer. He used an industrial fan to blow air over steam coils filled with cold water. The excess humidity would then condense on the coils and produce cooled air. Installed in 1902, Carrier’s invention kept consistent temperature and humidity in the plant, enabling the printing press to operate year-round without issues. In 1904, Carrier patented the first modern air-conditioning system, creating an entire industry essential to global productivity and personal comfort.
Nikola Tesla – Manhattan, NY
Tesla lived in Manhattan for more than 50 years, and was one of the Gilded Age’s brightest minds, a visionary who gave the world innovations in electricity, radio, and wireless communication. Tesla invented the first alternating current (AC) motor and developed AC generation and transmission technology. In the 1890’s, Tesla invented electric oscillators, meters, improved lights, and his most famous invention: the high-voltage transformer known as the Tesla Coil. Together, Tesla and Westinghouse partnered with General Electric to install AC generators at Niagara Falls, creating the first modern power station. The AC system he championed and improved remains the global standard for power transmission.
Process for Putting Sound on Film
Freeman Owens – New York, NY
Owens changed the movie making business forever when he patented the process for putting sound on film. He later advanced cinematography technology when he designed and developed cameras and lenses used by the Eastman-Kodak Company. Owens had 11,812 inventions and 200 patents to his credit, including patents for the A.C. Nielsen Rating System, plastic lens for Kodak, and many more.
James Powell and Gordon Danby – Rocky Point, NY and Wading River, NY
In 1967 two Brookhaven Lab researchers, James Powell and Gordon Danby, filed for the first patent for a maglev train: a mode of transportation that uses the fields generated by superconducting magnets to levitate and move trains. Maglev vehicles using the magnetic levitation (maglev) technology Powell and Danby invented follow a fixed track, like ordinary trains, but can exceed speeds of 370 miles per hour. Like the first steam locomotives, automobiles, and passenger airplanes, maglev vehicles have the potential to radically change how we get where we want to go.
Paul Marshall – New York, NY
The first patent for virtual reality was in the year 2000 to inventor Paul Marshall. It was originally envisioned to create a three dimensional information landscape for analyzing financial data. The visors remained only a research tool until 2016 when Oculus released the RIFT and the HTC VIVE followed shortly after.
Electric Fuse Box
Thomas E. Murray – Albany, NY
American inventor and businessman Thomas E. Murray is the pioneer behind many of the foundational elements of the modern day electrical grid, from the design of power plants that produced electricity and distributed it efficiently to insulated electrical cable to electric fuse boxes. Receiving a total of 462 patents during his life, Murray leveraged his technological ingenuity and business acumen to create many of the foundational elements of a system that we take for granted today every time we turn on the television or a lamp.
Marc Chavannes – Brooklyn, NY
Alfred Fielding and his business partner Marc Chavannes, a Swiss chemist, invented Bubble Wrap by accident. They were trying to create a textured wallpaper by putting two pieces of plastic shower curtain through a heat-sealing machine but were disappointed by the results: a sheet of film with trapped air bubbles. However, the inventors did not totally dismiss their failure. They were granted the first of several patents for the process and equipment of embossing and laminating materials. To continue developing their unusual product, which was branded Bubble Wrap, Fielding and Chavannes founded Sealed Air Corp. in 1960. It wasn’t until they decided the next year to use it as packaging material that they found success.
Rommy Revson – New York, NY
Rommy Revson conceived of a hair band to hold a ponytail without damaging the hair. The breakthrough for the design was when she noticed how the the elastic waistband of her pajamas puckered. She combined fabric and elastic into a prototype and within a year, she got a design patent for the Scrunchie, which protected how it looked but not how it was made, and also found a licensee for her patent. The Scrunchie became the ubiquitous, inexpensive hair accessory of the late 1980s and ’90s, worn by millions of women. It was so popular, in fact, that her licensee at the time could not manage the quick surge of orders and went out of business. Copycat manufacturers flooded the market, but retailers like Walmart, Kmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens, agreed to become licensees and abide by the patent. At their peak, scrunchie sales in the U.S. totaled around $100 million annually. She never manufactured the items, but made more than $1 million per year licensing her patent rights.
More Patents filed by New York Patent Attorneys
Toilet Paper Roll
Seth Wheeler – Albany, NY
Seth Wheeler owned the Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Company, the first business to sell toilet paper on a roll. Over the course of his lifetime, Wheeler would go on to receive more than 100 patents, many related to toilet paper. Two of Seth Wheeler’s most notable inventions: the toilet paper roll and the paper’s perforation. He also received patents for a multiroll toilet paper holder, a toilet paper fixture, and a process for ornamenting toilet paper to give it a pleasing diamond-patterned look.
Closed-Circuit Television Security System
Marie Van Brittan Brown – Jamaica, NY
Brown patented a home security system, the first closed-circuit television (CCTV) security system, which paved the way for modern home security systems used today. While working late hours as a nurse and fearful of being vulnerable in a high crime neighborhood at night, Marie Van Brittan Brown decided to figure out a way to see who was at her door if she heard knocking. In 1966, with the assistance of her husband, she invented a security system which consisted of four peepholes, a sliding camera, television monitors, two-way microphones, and a remote that would allow her to either unlock the door at a safer distance or press an emergency button that could send an alarm to police or security.
George A. Wheeler – New York, NY
George A. Wheeler patented the first practical moving staircase. His patented “Elevator” was similar to what we know as the modern escalator and was the version that took hold in the market. It comprised steps that emerged from the floor and flattened at the end. Charles Seeberger bought Wheeler’s “Elevator” patents in 1899 and quickly struck a deal with the Otis Elevator Company to produce moving staircases. Seeberger also coined the term “escalator” —- from the French “l’escalade”, to signify climbing — and registered the trademark Escalator.
New York Patent Stats
New York State Ranks #2 for Most Issued Patents
With a grand total of 222,328 patents issued to New York inventors across all years, NY State ranks #2 out of all states for the most issued patents. That makes New York patent attorneys some of the busiest in the country.
NY Ranks #3 in the World for Clean Energy Patents
New York state ranks third in the world for the most clean energy patents issued in the third quarter of 2012. The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index shows that the majority of the 63 patents issued during that period went to Upstate New York inventors. Upstate New York, and Rochester in particular, is one of the world leaders in battery and energy storage, including fuel cells. Many patents also focused on inventions related to wind energy, which could potentially attract international companies. The clean tech industry is likely to have a large economic impact in upstate New York.
Six New York Universities Ranked in the Top 100 Universities Worldwide for US Patents
For the 2018 ranking of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents, six NY Universities made the top 100 list. Columbia ranked #15, Cornell #23, the Research Foundation of State University of New York (SUNY) #30, New York University #31, Rochester #82, and the Research Foundation of City University of New York (CUNY) #93.
Cazenovia, New York: Home to the Largest Private Collection of Patent Models
For 90 Years, from 1790 to 1880, the U.S. Patent Office required every Patent Application to be accompanied by a working scale model of the invention, no larger than 12 inches on each side. The American patent system was the only one in the world to mandate the submission of a model with a Patent Application. The Patent Office exhibited these patent models in the grand galleries of Washington D.C.’s Patent Office Building, a display of inventions that spanned industries, produced by inventors from all walks of life, and which embodied inspiring stories of ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Devastating Patent Office fires in 1836 and 1877 destroyed or damaged more than 100,000 models. Finally in 1880, the Patent Office stopped requiring models, mostly because it was running out of space to store them. Some models were returned to the descendants of the inventors, approximately 10,000 were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution, and the remaining models were sold at auction.
The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum in Cazenovia, New York, maintains the largest private collection of patent models, all equipped with their original patent tags: attached by tiny bits of government-issued red ribbon. That’s where the phrase ‘red tape’ comes from.
New York Inventor First African-American to Obtain a U.S. Patent
New York inventor Thomas L. Jennings was the first African-American granted a patent by the United States. A tailor and clothier by trade, he started out as an apprentice to a prominent New York tailor before opening what would become a large and successful clothing shop in Lower Manhattan. During this time, Jennings began experimenting with chemicals to remove stains from his customer’s expensive clothing. In 1821, Jennings received a patent for a process called “dry scouring”, a method for removing dirt and grease from clothing that would lead to today’s dry cleaning industry. Unfortunately, we’ll never know exactly what the dry scouring method involved. In 1836, a massive fire destroyed the US Patent House in Washington D.C. and approximately 10,000 patents were lost during the blaze, including Jennings’ Patent x3306.
Under the Patent Act of 1793, an individual had to sign an oath declaring that he was a citizen of the United States. Jennings’ patent was significant and controversial at the time because the patent explicitly recognized Jennings as a free citizen of the United States. For the great majority of black people in America before the Civil War, patents were unobtainable, as an enslaved person’s inventions legally belonged to their master.
With the success of his business and patent, Jennings became a leader in the abolitionist and civil rights movement in New York City. Much of his substantial earnings from the invention supported a number of charities and legal aid societies, as well as Freedom’s Journal, the first black-owned newspaper in America.
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WHAT OUR NEW YORK CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Patent Attorney Russ Weinzimmer was interviewed as an invited expert on “Sky Radio”, answering the question: What’s Patentable? Determining whether an invention is patentable involves legal considerations that most business owners and engineers are not aware of, and even marketing considerations that they’re not aware of, but a good patent attorney brings both those considerations when evaluating the technology suite of a company.
The benefits of a patent are that it provides credibility, legitimacy, and exclusivity. It helps to market to consumers, investors, and lenders who know that a patent confers a business advantage. The patent holder is more likely to obtain investment funds, loans, or grants, because there’s something in which to invest, an asset created by the patent.
The number of Patent Attorneys is rapidly declining, at the same time as demand for patents is rising. From 2008 to 2018, the number of new Patent Attorneys fell by 50%. From 2009 to 2015, the number of Patent Applications increased by 30% and the number of issued US Patents increased 70%.
Patent Attorneys account for more than 15% of law firm job openings while representing less than 2% of all lawyers in the U.S. As more of the already dwindling supply of Patent Attorneys are hired by big law firms and by large corporations and universities as in-house Patent Attorneys, there are fewer and fewer available to work with individual inventors and small companies.
While a patent may take several years to issue, you get increasing protection from the moment you file. The initial 18-24 month waiting period is only to start the process of the government’s examination. It takes an additional 6-12 months to get the patent issued. You don’t want to sue someone who infringes on the patent right away.