A utility patent’s life is 20 years from the date of filing of a non-provisional application. During its lifetime, the applicant/owner of the patent is obligated to make timely annuity or maintenance-fee payments to the relevant national patent offices in order to keep the patent in force as part of a long-term IP strategy. Intellectual property firms specialize in such activities.
At FlashPoint IP, a leader among intellectual property firms, we docket the details of all IP maintenance and annuities, and send clients advance reminders regarding approaching deadlines, to ensure that your rights are being monitored and maintained – enabling your IP to flourish. Contact us to discuss your options regarding IP strategy and positioning, and to find out more about FPIP’s IP renewal services.
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