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Fortress PATENTS / IP appreciates the opportunity to serve your patent, trademark, and other intellectual property services.
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All inventors – Every inventor using Fortress PATENTS / IP services will receive the following service gift as our way of contributing to your invention’s success:
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FREE Patent Power Profile ($270 Value) – Provides insight into the patents power and from where that scope, strength and strategy is sourced in the patent.
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FULL Service – Inventors using our FULL Service patenting option may chose from one of the following supportive gifts:
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FREE U.S. Prior Art Search ($530 value), or
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FREE Patent Strengthener ($540 value), or
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FREE Initial Invention Marketing Website ($540 value ($1,000- $2,000 value at a web firm)), or
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FREE Post-Patent Consultation ($540 value)
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These services may also be purchased at the given value.  For instance if you want the extra strengthening claims and the website then have both for an additional $540.
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Available to all and combined with any service listed below.
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This Patent Power Profile is available to all inventors who use any Fortress PATENT / IP patent service options. This assessment is provided upon completion of a patent application as an aid to assess if any alterations are needed or desired before patent application filing. 
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Rarely is there an individual or business inventor that can identify the scope, strength, and strategy contained in their patent. This occurs because inventors are not informed by their patent service firms what imparts patent strength, particularly with their patent application. Knowing the Power Profile of a patent is important in properly using the patent as a business asset, minimizing investment risk, managing invention disclosure, leverage for licensing and partnership, and more.
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Cost – Free with FULL Service selection
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Value – $270 – Our investment into the greater awareness of an inventor’s patent character will provide significant insight into fully and properly leveraging their invention and associated patent instrument.
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Service – 12 point plus assessment of a completed patent application.
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To be granted patent rights an invention must be novel and non-obvious. To examine this standard the USPTO will search the U.S. Patent and Patent Application database as well as world patent, patent application, and abstract databases.
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Although not required, a thorough prior art search of the same databases used by the USPTO will provide an indication as to the likelihood of being granted patent rights and guide patent development to maximize patent rights and protections. 
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Cost – Free with FULL Service selection (Select one – This or one of the other Free Service Gift offerings).
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Value $530 (search and report) – Invest a few hundred dollars in a prior art search before investing a couple thousand in preparing and filing a patent. As the search will occur before the selection or payment of FULL Service fees, there will be an initial payment for the U.S. Prior Art Search and then the amount of fee already paid will be subtracted from the FULL Service fee when paid.
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Service – U.S. Patent and Patent Application Prior Art Search (between 4 – 6 hours).
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The single most important factor for increasing patent strength is inclusion of more independent claims. It is the independent claim that defines patent rights or sets the corner protective towers of your patent fortress in the intellectual properly landscape.
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There are also dependent claims that rely on the independent claims, but are simply act as fortress walls between the fortress towers and so do not expand upon any rights or protections. We will add as many associated dependent claims as needed. Another strengthening factor to a patent is the total number of claims.
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Cost – Free with FULL Service selection (Select one – This or one of the other Free Service Gift offerings).
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Professional Service Fee – Writing in an independent claim is $270 each. This fee is waived for 2 independent claims. All associated dependent claims are free.
USPTO Fee – The USPTO adds a fee for each independent claim above 3 and for each claim above 20 claims. These fees are not waived as they are USPTO fees. See the Fee Details webpage under the Utility Patent or App / Business / Code tab for fee details.
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Value – $540 (search and report) – Add two independent claims for four total independent claims:
Claim Strength – Immediately rank the patent with the top 25% of filed patents in claim strength.
Depth of Rights – Increased number of independent claims allows for more granular rights and protections. Not only protect the invention, but protect the inventive concept, specifically call out key inventive concept to add strength to them, etc.
Breadth of Rights – Patents need to anticipate the type of infringement assaults they might face. The more diverse the claims, the more rights, protections, and market potential is built into the patent. Use general Apparatus Claims to protect the physical embodiment of the invention. Use Method Claims to protect how to use the invention or process. Specialized claims to address a particular competitive technology, product claims to add context and value, maximum royalty claim if the patent will be licensed or sold, and others.
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Service – Add 1 or 2 strengthening independent claims.
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If you are intending to license or sell your invention and patent, or create a partnership based upon your invention and patent, then it is increasingly recognized an invention and patent based website is imperative.
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The value of the website is multiple fold for the new or seasoned new or experienced individual or business inventor:
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Paperless Distribution – Put your message on a website and get instantaneous distribution. It can get expensive to print, bind or cover, then mail presentations to numerous prospective interested parties. In today’s electronic media, just send a simple email with a link, post on social media, put the website URL on a business card, etc. to gain broader distribution.
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Real-Time Updates – As you develop your invention with new prototypes, new market studies, new options, new insight, etc. simply put it on the website and your interested parties can be advised of the new information. You cannot easily do this with paper, binders, and booklets.
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Interested Party Sharing – Imagine your contact in a company seeing your invention on the website and then choosing to share it with a marketer, engineer, and the CEO before a meeting by simply sending them an email with a link and then showing the website in the meeting. An interested party cannot easily share a hard copy and capture the look and feel you want, such as going from binder with color to black and white as loose pages. You are in more control with the website.
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Color And Animation – it is difficult to achieve the color, animation, and other elements available on a website with a paper based presentation.
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Website building is not the focus of Fortress PATENTS / IP, but our staff has website building experience to develop an initial website that will materially contribute to the next post-patenting steps in success of your invention and fully protective patent.
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Cost – Free with FULL Service selection (Select one – This or one of the other Free Service Gift offerings).
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Value – $540 of Fortress PATENTS / IP professional time (easily valued at $1,000 – $2,000 with a web development firm). Note that this website will be owned and controlled by the inventor. As such the inventor will need to obtain a domain name for the website (we will help) and sponsor website hosting (we will guide). The domain name is usually free for the first year ($10 per year after that) and hosting will cost $10 – $15 per month. These costs are well worth the benefits of a website as discussed above.
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Service – Depending upon the nature of the invention, the website will include at least a Home and Contact page. usually 1, 2, or more pages will be added to highlight each unique aspect of the invention.
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Editable – A website platform has been chosen that is intuitive to learn and easy to use. As such, the inventor will be able to easily change, update, and improve upon the website over time as their invention and business progresses.
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After your invention has been properly and powerfully protected, then there is no reason to be hesitant in sharing and promoting its value and benefits to the market. That may mean self-development and sales, patent licensing and sale, a partnership, or other arrangement. Fortress PATENTS / IP has experience working inside and outside of Fortune 20 to 150 public and private corporations, as well as mid-sized and small businesses.
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Our experience includes not only patenting activity and experience, but also establishing technology acquisition and licensing teams and groups to access, license, and buy outside technology. We have sat on many technology demonstrations with outside innovators and we know what major national and global corporations expect from outside individual and business inventors.  
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Our experience also includes working with and in mid-sized and small businesses to successfully license technology for on-going royalties significant enough to support business operations, selling patents, creating collaborative development and commercialization ventures, and more. We know the challenges inventors face and can provide success and experience based insight. 
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Cost – Free with FULL Service selection (Select one – This or one of the other Free Service Gift offerings).
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Value – $540 (search and report) – Few patent professionals have lived off of intellectual property through licensing, sale, or development of an invention. To most patent professionals a patent is simply a legal document with a type of “fire and forget” cycle in their offices. Fortress PATENTS / IP is different. We have experience making a living based on royalties and sale of intellectual property. At Fortress PATENTS / IP we know a patent is more than just a legal document, but a business asset as well. We have direct and indirect experience of licensing in / out, buying / selling, and partnering with inside / outside technology and patents. If you our interested in our insight, it is available.
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Service – Answer questions, provide insight, provide negotiation tip sheet, and more equal to about 4 hours of consultation.
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Perspective – One might ask if this fits within the FREE Consultation umbrella. Some of it does, but this is really consultation that is more like a project with an end result that requires more than top of mind answers, ideas, and quick written support. With this service we are willing to get more involved.
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Fortress PATENTS / IP knows how important patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property can be to individual and business inventors. The depth and breadth of our experience within the U.S. Patent and Trademark law as well as applied business make us a perfect match to support your needs and desires. Let us express our interest in your invention’s patent, business image, and success with our FULL Service and associated gifts.