Intellectual Property Lawyers in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids

For high-tech and other businesses, artists and individual inventors, intellectual property is the foundation of success. All businesses should identify, evaluate and protect their valuable intellectual property. At Willis Law, we use a variety of strategies to protect our clients' intellectual property — internal policies, contracts, registration and effective responses to infringement.

West Michigan Intellectual Property Law Attorneys

We work with both individuals and businesses in a variety of industries to protect their patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and intellectual property licensing rights. If you have an intellectual property concern that affects your bottom line, our intellectual property attorneys can provide efficient, cost-effective legal services to proactively protect or defend your rights.

Obtaining and Protecting Patents

In the United States, patents are obtained through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A patent can be granted for a novel, nonobvious, useful invention, product, process or concept. Depending on your invention, and sometimes other factors, different types of patent applications may be available. Your invention may be suited for a utility patent application (both regular and provisional patent applications), or, if your invention is only the ornamental appearance of an object, then a design patent may be appropriate. A United States utility patent grants you unlimited rights to make, use, sell, offer for sale or import your invention for 20 years in the United States. A design patent offers the same rights, but for 14 years after it is issued.

Our attorneys have practiced IP and patent law for many years. We understand how the patent process works and can perform patent searches, prepare patent opinions and prosecute your patent application from beginning to end.

Unlike some firms that only file patent applications with the Patent and Trademark Office, we can also enforce or defend your patent rights in court. If you have experienced or are facing allegations of patent infringement, we are experienced trial lawyers who can protect your interests in court.

We Want to See You Succeed and Grow

At Willis Law, we strive to make quality intellectual property representation affordable. We like to think of ourselves as partners in your business, because when you succeed, we succeed. Contact our Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids or Paw Paw offices today by calling (888) 461-7744 to arrange a free initial consultation.

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  • Willis Law You can be sure that if we need further advise in the future your office will be our choice.
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  • Willis Law Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for what you have done regarding my legal matter.
  • Willis Law We have referred you to several family members and friends.
  • Willis Law I've worked with several attorneys in the Kalamazoo area, and Michael is, without a doubt, extraordinary.
  • Willis Law A truly excellent experience from start to finish.
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