Patents and Licensing LLC: Daniel W Juffernbruch, Patent Attorney, a local Patent Law firm with years of experience helping clients in the Crest Hill, Illinois area.
Many inventors want to compete globally, but an international patent does not protect an invention in all the world's nations. However, an international patent application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty establishes a single filing date. This gives inventors more time to choose the nations in which to pursue individual patent protections and other benefits.
Hiring a Crest Hill international patent lawyer can ensure your patent application is properly done and meets all the necessary requirements required by international patent law. The lawyer can explain patent requirements, the patent process, and meet all the deadlines along the way.
No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.
An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.
A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:
Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.
Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.