is a limited liability company providing services associated with the submission of prior art to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) by third parties (i.e., people or entities other than the patent applicant) pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §122(e), as enacted by Congress in the “America Invents Act”, and the PTO’s implementing rule 37 C.F.R. 1.290. does not offer or provide legal services to its customers.  Although employs staff having significant legal training in support of its service offerings e.g., to perform filings with the PTO, does not provide legal advice or represent clients in legal matters.  If a customer requests legal advice, will recommend that the customer seek advice from a lawyer who is practicing law in his or her state.

Our mission is to facilitate the submission of potentially relevant prior art by the public (including individuals, corporations and itself) in accordance with the “America Invents Act”.  This mission is intended to provide Patent Examiners with prior art ahead of their examination of U.S. patent applications and thereby enhance the quality and validity of granted United States patents.