Ohio Patent Attorney

Call us for a Free Consultation if you’re trying to find a Patent Attorney in Ohio. Our Ohio Patent Attorneys offer Patent Searching, Patent Preparation, Filing, as well as Prosecution services for small businesses, startups, business owners, and innovators in Ohio. We stress enhancing the business valuation of Patents and Trademarks. One way we do this is to make certain that the Patent Application shows the value and also uniqueness of your invention, so the Patent Application can be leveraged to help promote or license your invention in Ohio, or anyplace else.

Our Technical Abilities are Comprehensive and Diversified

Our Ohio Patent Attorneys have comprehensive and diversified tech education as well as practical experience with a wide array of modern technologies, covering various industries involving Physics, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Medical Instruments, Optical Instruments, Electronic Devices, and Mechanical Instruments. We can swiftly comprehend your invention. Our shared practical experience of over 80 years makes it possible for us to manage anything from the simple to the complicated, so we can design and carry out successful patent solutions.

Our Business Experiences Build Effective Legal Documents

In addition to decades of legal experience incorporated with tech experience in an assortment of fields, we likewise bring to bear practical experience as Entrepreneurs, so that we can provide value by leveraging our business skills for your benefit. For example, the Patent Application that our Patent Attorneys in Ohio write for you can be utilized to assist you in selling your innovation to possible licensees, and also can be employed to assist you in attracting the involvement of a possible partner or financier.

Big Firm Quality — Smaller Firm Attention

We bring large firm abilities and experience to smaller firms, startups, and individuals in Ohio that would not get proper care from a Patent Attorney in Ohio at a larger Patent Firm. So, you receive much more personal consideration from a Senior Level Patent Attorney, which is important to creating a better Patent Application.

Do I Require a Local Ohio Patent Attorney?

You Require the Right Patent Attorney:
One That Focuses on Innovators, Startups, as well as Small Businesses

Nearly all local Patent Attorneys in Ohio prioritize providing services to bigger companies that provide a stream of patent work every year. They are not excited about working with individual innovators and small business owners with a single invention. For this reason, individuals and smaller businesses are typically passed off to a novice junior Patent Attorney in the Firm with inadequate training and negligible oversight.

As rarefied as Patent Attorneys are, even fewer Ohio Patent Attorneys prioritize small-scale clients, and subsequently they are virtually never found locally. That’s why Patent Law Firms with an entrepreneurial emphasis market nationally, given that there are insufficient sole inventors and business owners in any one area to support such a particularly specialized legal firm for a Patent Attorney in Ohio.

Patent Attorneys are Licensed to Practice Nationally — You’re Not Restricted to Only Ohio 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 Examination provided by the US Patent & Trademark Office. Obtaining a Patent Attorney in Ohio is not needed.

You Do Not Require an Ohio Patent Attorney — You Require the Right Fit

  • Find a Patent Attorney that appreciates your business issues and objectives.
  • Find a Patent Attorney that specializes in representing clients like you.
  • Locate a Patent Attorney with predictable flat fees, and that will answer questions on the phone without sending you an invoice.
  • Obtain a Patent Attorney that is simple for you to get in touch with, during standard work hours, and also after normal work hours.
  • Choose a Patent Attorney that’s written hundreds of patent applications, and acquired hundreds of issued patents in a wide variety of technologies and sectors.
  • Obtain a Patent Attorney with outstanding Endorsements.

Notable Patents from Ohio Inventors

airplane patent illustration filed by an Ohio Patent Attorney

Orville & Wilbur WrightDayton, OH
Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright were American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane.

Charles KetteringDayton, OH
Kettering was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. He held 186 patents, including the electric starter, which replaced hand cranking, and the internal-combustion engine.

Garrett MorganCleveland, OH
After witnessing a crash between an automobile and a buggy, Morgan was inspired to develop the three-position traffic signal. By having a third position besides just “Stop” and “Go,” it regulated crossing vehicles more safely than earlier signals had.

vacuum patent drawing filed by a Patent Attorney in Ohio

James Murray SpanglerCanton, Ohio
James Spangler invented the first commercially successful portable electric vacuum cleaner, an invention that revolutionized household carpet cleaning. In 1908 Hoover bought Spangler’s patent and eventually, there was a Hoover vacuum cleaner in nearly every American home.

Amos TylerToledo, OH
Amos Tyler received the first U.S. patent to issue for chewing gum. While chewing gum had been around for several thousand years, Tyler’s inventive composition consisted of white rosin mixed with olive oil. He called it the”Celebrated Tolu and White Rose” chewing gum and manufactured and sold it in the Toledo area.

cash register patent figure filed by an Ohio Patent Attorney

James and John RittyDayton, OH
James Ritty owned a saloon in Dayton, Ohio and suspected that his bartenders were putting payments in their pockets instead of the till. Working with his brother, John, a mechanic, they invented what would become the first cash register. Making its intention to thwart sticky-fingered employees clear, Ritty called it “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier.”

Ohio Patent Stats

Dayton, Ohio: The Original Invention Capital of the United States

In the early 1900’s, Dayton became the invention capital of the United States with the most patents per capita of any American city. It was home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of scientists and technicians.

Some of the city’s influential inventions included: the airplane, the cash register, the self-starting ignition for automobiles, the electric wheelchair, air conditioning, the modern parachute, magnetic strip technology for credit cards, and stealth technology for aircraft.

Dayton at that time was like the Silicon Valley of mechanical engineering, with investment to support a whole class of inventors and thinkers who collaborated with each other. The Wright Brothers and Kettering and Deeds formed a group known as the “Barn Gang” that later developed into the Dayton Engineers Club.

Dayton OH Engineers Club logo

Ohio #8 in the Nation for Most Issued Patents

The Buckeye State continues to be one of the nation’s most innovative states. Ohio ranked #8 in the nation based on its total number of filed and granted patents since 1975, with 127,347 total patents. Ohio Patent Attorneys stay busy keeping up with all that patent work.

Four Ohio Universities in Top 100 for Patents Issued

Four Ohio universities are in the top 100 in the world for patents issued in the United States for 2017:

  • Case Western Reserve University: #43 with 53 issued patents.
  • University of Akron: #60 with 43 issued patents.
  • Ohio State University & Ohio State Innovation Foundation & Ohio State Research Foundation: #64 with a combined 41 issued patents.
  • University of Toledo: #98 with 25 issued patents.

We Help Clients Get Patents in Ohio

Patent Attorney in Ohio
  • Columbus
  • Cleveland
  • Cincinnati
  • Toledo
  • Akron
  • Dayton
  • Parma
  • Canton
  • Youngstown
  • Lorain
  • Hamilton
  • Springfield
  • Kettering
  • Elyria
  • Lakewood
  • Newark
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Middletown
  • Dublin
  • Beavercreek
  • Mentor
  • Euclid
  • Mansfield
  • Strongsville
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Fairfield
  • Delaware
  • Grove City
  • Findlay
  • Huber Heights
  • Westerville
  • Lancaster
  • Warren
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Hilliard
  • Lima
  • Marion
  • Gahanna
  • Upper Arlington
  • Brunswick
  • Stow
  • North Ridgeville
  • Mason
  • Fairborn
  • Massillon
  • Westlake
  • Bowling Green
  • North Olmsted
  • North Royalton
  • Kent
  • Austintown
  • Garfield Heights
  • Shaker Heights
  • Xenia
  • Wooster
  • Troy
  • Barberton
  • Medina
  • Green
  • Zanesville

You Don’t Need a Local Ohio Patent Attorney.
We Specialize in Clients Like You!

Contact Us for Your Free Initial Phone Consultation

We make the effort to understand your business objectives so that our service effectively helps you reach your goals. We offer an informative free initial telephone consultation. All consultations with an attorney regarding your technical ideas and legal matters are confidential, whether you choose to hire the firm or not.


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Why You Need a Good Professional Patent Search

Why You Need a Good Professional Patent Search

Only new inventions can be patented. Before spending money on a patent application, an effective patent search must be performed to see if your invention already exists. Even if the search does not find your invention exactly, it is important to find the most similar prior art which effectively forms a fence around your invention in idea space. After your patent issues, all of the prior art cited to the Examiner acts as a shield against invalidating your patent in the future.

Patent Lawyers: How to Choose the Right Patent Attorney

Patent Lawyers: How to Choose the Right Patent Attorney

FreeAdvice.com logo interview with Russ Weinzimmer:

Learning how to write a patent application takes years of working as an apprentice with experienced patent lawyers and requires legal and technical knowledge, plus the ability to explain all of that in a clear, concise manner that can withstand attack from some of the smartest patent attorneys in the country if the patent becomes litigated.

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges InventHelp Patent Searches are Purposefully Incomplete

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges InventHelp Patent Searches are Purposefully Incomplete

A Pennsylvania class action lawsuit alleges that InventHelp made false representations that consumer ideas were eligible for patents and misled them into purchasing services agreements.

The lawsuit claims that InventHelp’s purposefully incomplete patent searches and basic information package reports are part of InventHelp’s ploy to convince consumers that their inventions are marketable and/or patentable, and con them into signing contracts for more expensive Submission Services. The “Preliminary Patentability Opinions” claim that customers’ proposed inventions are eligible to receive patents, when, in fact, there often already exist “dead ringer” patents that would prevent these inventions from receiving patents.

Patent Attorney Costs:Flat Fees Work Better for Clients

Patent Attorney Costs:
Flat Fees Work Better for Clients

Instead of charging clients for every billable hour and each individual expense, the flat fee rate model charges clients a flat fee for specific work. In order to accurately quote a flat flee, the patent attorney needs to take the time to fully understand the client’s needs and create a plan to efficiently and effectively protect what matters to the client’s business. Thus, the value of the work becomes the focus of the engagement, rather than the attorney’s time.

The benefits to you are clear: You know what the final cost will be, and can budget accordingly. You don’t need to worry about going over budget and running out of money halfway through. You don’t have to pay extra for phone calls and emails when you have questions. You don’t get nickel-and-dimed for every minute and expense. You only pay for the actual work, and you don’t tie up money in retainer fees.

Patent Attorney Free Consultation

Patent Attorney Free Consultation

Many inventors wait to call a Patent Attorney for a free consultation until they feel ready to begin the patent process. Unfortunately, that sometimes means they made mistakes along the way that will prevent them from getting a patent for their invention … mistakes that could have been easily avoided if they got advice sooner. Don’t make decisions about patents or IP for your business without talking to an actual Patent Attorney.

Everything you disclose in the Free Consultation is confidential. You don’t need to schedule an appointment, and we are available outside traditional business hours. We can work with you, no matter where you are located. Patent Law is Federal Law, and Patent Attorneys are licensed to practice nationally.



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