For those who do not wish to retain the services of a patent attorney, or for those who need advice relating to a specific issue at a particular stage of the patent application process, Hutchinson IP offers ad hoc consultancy services to assist in such situations.
The main advantages of our ad hoc service are that because we do not take over representation and assume responsibility and liability for a particular application, our administration and docketing requirements are greatly reduced, meaning that significant cost savings can be passed on to our customers. In addition, the price of our ad hoc consultancy service is fixed in advance of undertaking any work, and because there are no “hidden extras”, our customers know exactly what the costs are going to be.
This service is particularly suitable if you have received an Official Action, such as a Formalities Report, a Preliminary Examination Report, a Search Report and/or an Examination Report, and need help deciphering it or deciding what to do next.
If you need specific advice in relation to a particular matter, or if you are considering
changing professional representative and would like to try us before committing to
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