Utility patents are granted to a person who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new and useful improvement thereof.

Design patents are granted to a person who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.

Plant patents are granted to a person who invents or discovers and can asexually reproduce a distinct and new variety of plant.

At Maldjian Law Group LLC, we appreciate that protecting your inventions, technology or designs attributes to the overall success and profitability of your organization. We are here to assist from the concept stage of your idea to ultimately making it a commercially viable product or service.

We recommend patent searches and studies as a first course in evaluating your inventions or clearing a product for sale. We offer comprehensive searching and reporting to obtain a concise analysis of your IP opportunities. Once evaluated, we work with you on procuring, protecting and exploiting your IP assets or avoiding IP issues with third parties. Whether patenting in the United States or abroad, Maldjian Law Group LLC is the first and last stop you will need to manage your worldwide Patent portfolio.

If you have an idea, technology or design you would like to explore, please download our Invention Disclosure Form on our Links page. This will enable you to describe some of the details prior to meeting with us for the first time. Many sources for research purposes are available on the internet, and we have provided links to some of these on our Resources page. We recommend exploring them to get you started. Please note these links and resources are not intended to create an attorney-client relationship, which will only be established after you have formally engaged the firm.