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An Experienced Houston Patent Attorney 

Protecting inventors and their ideas 
An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. Attorney Karen B. Tripp has more than 30 years of experience helping inventors at all stages of patent filing and defending patent rights from infringement.

Preserving all types of patents 
Patents are grouped into three different classifications depending upon their form. We have the knowledge to help you with:

  • Utility patent – such as a machine, a chemical formula, compounds and manufactured goods
  • Design patent – original, ornamental design for a manufactured product
  • Plant patent – a new variety of plant

Conducting patent research 
To qualify for patent protection, your invention or improvement must be:

  • Novel – not previously known
  • Unobvious – not a form that an expert in the field could identify
  • Useful – has a function

Attorney KarenTripp meticulously reviews your invention with an eye for your eligibility based upon the three primary factors. She then conducts a thorough patent search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered. 

Registering your patent pending 
If your design appears to be unique, attorney Tripp walks you through the complex process of preparing your application, including creating essential drawings and descriptions. While waiting for the issuance of your patent, your invention is marked patent pending, thereby affording you substantial protections. A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period for which you retain exclusive rights to your invention.

Defending your rights 
If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available legal remedies. We first demand that the infringer cease and desist unauthorized actions. We then vehemently pursue damages.

Contact a meticulous Houston intellectual property attorney
Call the office of Karen B. Tripp at 713-658-9323 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.