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12 December 2016 In Intellectual Property

Whether you’re a big company or an individual inventor that want to file your patent in China, most clients want to know how much it’s going to cost to hire a patent attorney based in Shenzhen.

Your patent needs and concerns are unique to your company and your situation. Rather than tell you what we can do and hope that we eventually get to what you are looking for we ask “how can we help you” and then focus on your patent issues.

We know, and appreciate that our clients trust us, and pay us, to serve their IP needs. Our Shenzhen patent attorney is committed to providing top-notch services in return for that trust and will never treat a client as if we are doing them a favor by working on their matter.

The grant of a patent by the China patent authority provides the patentee with the legal right to prevent others from making, using, and importing the invention for the length of the patent term.

At present, the term for a utility patent is measured as twenty years from the effective filing date of the patent application.

To be patentable, an invention must be new, useful, and nonobvious. A “new” (or novel) invention is one which no one else previously thought of. “Useful” refers to the invention having some use. “Nonobvious” refers to the requirement that the inventiveness involved be more than merely that of the artisan of ordinary skill in the relevant art.

To assess whether the inventor has at least invented something “new”, it is recommended that a novelty search be performed. Although this is not required by the Patent Office, it can often be highly useful in determining whether to go forward and/or how to modify/present the application to the China Patent Office in view of the prior art.

After the patent application is filed with the appropriate filing fee and papers, an examiner at the Patent Office examines the patent application and communicates with the applicant with respect to whether the application is allowable. Very often, this process — called “patent prosecution” — can take several years and additional cost. However, an experienced patent attorney can guide you through the process.

Patent Prosecution

  •  Patentability Searches & Opinions
  •  Utility & Design Patent Counseling
  •  Patent Application Drafting/Filing
  •  International/PCT Patent Filings
  •  Patent Examiner Interviews
  •  Office Action Responses
  •  Inter Partes Examinations (IPR)

Patent Litigation

  •  Freedom-To-Operate Opinions
  •  Patent Infringement Support
  •  Patent Infringement Counseling
  •  Inter Parties Reexamination

Patent Portfolio

  •  Patent Licensing & Assignment
  •  Patent Acquisitions and Selling
  •  IP Auditing
  •  Offensive & Defensive Strategy
  •  Patent Valuations
  •  Identifying Licensees & Infringers

Technical Expertise

  •  Mechanical Devices & Systems
  •  Electrical Devices & Systems
  •  Computer/Business Methods
  •  Biomedical Devices
  •  Chemical Arts
  •  Life Sciences

Please see our fee schedule to get an understanding of the fees which you may incur. Unlike many other law firms, particularly large law firms, we usually do not bill by the hour. Instead, we determine a fixed fee for the work based on the complexity and expected effort for the project.

We know protecting your invention can be a bit overwhelming. We take the confusion out of the process. There are many options to protect your invention. A Shenzhen patent attorney can help you determine the best course of action to meet your goals. To contact us regarding our services, please call +86 188 19019636 or provide your contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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