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Rupak Nag

(510) 900-9501
Kwan & Olynick LLP
/Oakland, CA
/San Francisco, CA
/Mill Valley, CA

linkedIn/RupakNag

Patent Services

  • IOT
  • Security
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Mechanical
  • Design

Education:

Fordham University School of Law

Columbia Engineering[/fusion_text][/one_third][three_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA[/title][fusion_text]

The Supreme Court Ruling On Oil States and The Inter Parties Review

How will this ruling impact the value of your patent portfolio?  Should you focus on filing overseas patents to protect your inventions and business?[/fusion_text][button link=”http://www.rupaknag.com/the-supreme-court-ruling-on-oil-states-and-inder-parties-review/” color=”darkgreen” size=”” type=”flat” shape=”” target=”_self” title=”” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” icon=”” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”no” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”1″ alignment=”” class=”” id=””]READ MORE[/button][section_separator divider_candy=”” icon=”” icon_color=”” bordersize=”1px” bordercolor=”” backgroundcolor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

Should You Patent Your Invention?

If you are in a highly competitive field, working with a technology that is cutting edge or changing rapidly, planning on eventually selling your business, or wanting to license its use, yes.  The USPTO is now operating in a “First To File” model rather than a “First To Invent”, therefore filing your patent as soon as you are capable in the above instances is highly recommended.

Filing #patents for your #inventions can protect your investment.  In addition, investors and potential buyers look for a secure patent portfolio.  Most #technologypatents can take years to be approved, and are usually rejected at least initially.  But a seasoned patent attorney can work with the @USPTO US Patent Trade Office to refine and fine tune your patent claims.

How much does it cost?

While you may be able to negotiate lower rates based on your particular situation, you should budget for the following:

Provisional Patent Filing: $3000 – valid for one year

and/or

Patent Filing: $7-10,000

About Rupak

Rupak Nag is an Intellectual Property Attorney with in-house and law firm experience preparing and prosecuting US and foreign patent applications in software, Internet, and computer fields.  In alignment with overall patent portfolio strategy, has effectively collaborated with Engineering and Products teams including developers, UX/UI designers, and engineers; has performed transactional and licensing activities in cooperation with General Counsel and CFO; has managed organizational day-to-day Intellectual Property and related legal needs.

In-house experience responsibilities include all intellectual property matters, including building patent portfolio to over 50 issued and pending US and foreign patent applications in embedded security, mobile device and application security, and IoT fields; working closely with CTO and Engineering team to ensure strategic and comprehensive IP protection; working with Products team to align IP protection with company’s product offerings; working with General Counsel on transactional matters, including customer licensing agreements, re-seller agreements, evaluations, and manufacturing agreements; assisting with various in-house legal matters, including NDAs, export regulation compliance, open source, and trademark matters associated with company rebranding.

Law firm experience with nearly all aspects of US patent prosecution; has drafted over 200 patent applications and prosecuted hundreds of applications in a wide array of software and Internet technologies; has worked closely with founders, CTOs, engineers, and designers; has assumed responsibilities of in-house IP counsel for numerous start-ups and small-cap companies.[/fusion_text][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]95% of patents are initially rejected[/title][fusion_text]

Half of those will be allowed

The true ARTISTRY of a skilled patent attorney is in plain view when she or he meets with your inventor and is able to understand a highly technical invention within a couple hours of discussion, and then is able to illustrate and describe that invention in a summary and a short series of claims. In the software environment, this requires a high level of technical expertise. The true VALUE of a patent attorney becomes more obvious when you get that rejection letter, which in greater than 95% of the cases, arrives in your mailbox. With an allowed rate of only 50%, the response to the rejection, a re-writing of the claims, and the follow-up discussions with the USPTO patent examiner are critical.

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