What is a patent?


A patent (shorthand for letter patent) is a legal document granted by the United States government through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to individuals or entities in order to protect ideas—particularly inventions—for a fixed term.  A patent precludes others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States. There are three types of patents: utility, design, and plant.


Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the application date. Patent law is derived from the U.S. Constitution, which provides that Congress has the power to promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. U.S. Const. art. I § 8, cl. 8.



What we offer


ARC IP Law works diligently to protect and build the intellectual property interests of its clients. We assist clients throughout the patent planning process with U.S. and international design and utility patents. We are committed to helping our clients protect, manage, enforce, defend, and expand their innovative ideas and brand identities.


We apply our experience and expertise to achieve results and turn your ideas into assets. Our objective is to develop long-term client relationships that achieve results and exceed expectations, employing creative yet practical problem solving, responsiveness, and use of technology, to create a positive partnership work dynamic. We provide conscientious patent services and development strategies to fit your budget. ARC IP Law’s patent team excels at thoroughly understanding our clients’ objectives, and delivers services with efficiency and integrity.


Key Areas of Service Include:


Patent General Service

  1. Patentability studies

  2. Patent landscape reviews
  3. Non-infringement analysis and legal opinions

  4. Market and competitor analysis

  5. Due diligence

  6. Patent valuation assistance

  7. Licensing agreements

  8. Patent transfers or assignments

  9. Non disclosure and /or confidentiality agreements


Patent Prosecution

  1. Global patent portfolio management

  2. Prosecution strategies

  3. Claim construction

  4. Specification- drafting

  5. Design patents

  6. Utility patents


Post Grant Proceedings

  1. Post grant review

  2. Inter partes review

  3. Ex parte reexamination

  4. Patent interferences and derivation proceedings

  5. Supplemental examination

  6. Patent reissue

  7. Representation before the Patent Trial and Appeals board


Patent Enforcement

  1. Cease and desist demands

  2. Patent litigation

  3. Protective orders

  4. Customs enforcement

  5. International Trade Commission matters

  6. Local counsel for patent litigation


Trade Areas of Our Technical Expertise Include:

  1. Antennas

  2. Consumer goods and equipment

  3. Databases

  4. Electrical machinery and apparatus

  5. Audio visual technology

  6. Telecommunications

  7. Wireless technology

  8. Information technology

  9. Semiconductors

  10. Image processing

  11. Optics instruments

  12. Analysis and measurement

  13. Medical technology instruments and devices,

  14. Diagnostics

  15. Machine learning

  16. Robotics

  17. Computer systems and software

  18. Electrical

  19. Mechanical and machine tools

  20. Engines

  21. Pumps turbines

  22. Space technology

  23. Weapons