E-Patent Your Invention (sm)
Law Office of Marc D. Machtinger, Ltd.
Step 1: The Conflict Station (sm)

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Welcome to the Conflict Stationsm!

In order to begin this PATENT PENDING e-patenting process, we must first perform a conflict check. This is a simple process which ensures that we have not previously represented, and do not currently represent a client with whom you may have a business conflict, or whose invention is closely related to yours. Conflicts occur relatively infrequently. This effort is to protect our current clients' interests as well as yours.

All of the following, if applicable, is required.

Mr. Ms. Dr.

Full Name:

List Full Names of all Coinventors, if any:

Name and address of individual or organization who will be responsible for attorney fees:

1. Are you acting on behalf of a business or other entity?

yes no

1a. If YES: Complete Business or Organization Name and Address:


Number of persons employed by your company/organization, including any affiliated companies and organizations (if the actual number is close to 500, please enter an exact number and verify):

Enter exact number:

Are you or your organization currently under any obligation to license or assign the rights to your invention to another entity? yes no

Phone:

Fax:

Is it O.K. to send confidential material by fax? yes no

Your email address:

Confirm your email address:

Your title or position with the organization:

Name and title of officer of organization who will sign our engagement letter and any formal documents on behalf of organization:

List any companies considered to be competitors:

1b. If NO, you are not acting on behalf of a business or other entity:

Your Complete Address:

Daytime Phone:

Evening Phone:

Fax:

Is it O.K. to send confidential material by fax? yes no

e-mail address:

Confirm e-mail address:

Does the invention relate in any way to your employer's business or your duties with your employer?:

yes no unsure.

If you answered yes or unsure, please Contact Us so that we may advise you appropriately.

2. Are you currently under any obligation to license or assign the rights to your invention to any entity which might have close to 500 employees or more?

yes no

3. Have you filed or been named as an inventor in a previous patent application?

yes no

4. Has the present invention already been disclosed, published, sold, offered for sale, or placed in public use, etc.?

yes no

4a. If YES, please enter the date on which the first such event occurred:

Note: 1-year grace period - notify us immediately if the 1-year anniversary of the date entered above is within 2 months or less of the present date. If there is not sufficient time to complete your application prior to this date, we may not be able to assist you. However, contact us immediately by telephone in order to discuss the situation, and we will advise whether we may be able to expedite your application to meet your deadline.

4b. If NO, do you plan to disclose, publish, sell, offer for sale, or place your invention in public use in the near future?

yes (When? ) no

5. Are you a U.S. citizen? yes no

5a. If NO, what is your citizenship?

6. Are you a U.S. resident? yes no

7. Is this the first time you are using our process? yes no

7a. If not, how many times have you used it in the past?

8. How did you find out about this web site and process?
If OTHER, please specify:
Who told you of this website and process:
or which search engine or website led you to us?

Please enter your desired Login name;
preferably your first initial followed by your last name with no space (4 to 16 digits)
For repeat users, add a "2" or consecutive number to the end of your Login each time you use this process
Please enter your desired Password (4-8 digits)
Please verify your desired Password:
Be sure to record your Login and Password for later use.

Please provide a general description of the field to which your invention relates. DO NOT disclose any information which you consider confidential at this stage.

As an example, if your invention were a cellular telephone having an improved directional microphone, you should state "My invention relates to the cellular telephone industry."

Note: If you are in doubt regarding how much information to include, be sure to err on the side of including less information rather than more. We will notify you if further information is required at this stage.

My invention relates to:

If you are ready to proceed, click on Step 2 below.
OR, if you have questions, go to our
"Submit Questions" page or contact us.
Then return here ("The Conflict Stationsm") to continue.

Ready to Continue? Great! Click STEP 2:

To Step 2: The Information Station

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