A patent is a legal right to exclude others from practicing your invention. Before you can obtain a patent, you must first show that your invention is "new" and "non-obvious". Brian will work with you in determining whether your invention is potentially patentable. He will discuss with you the benefits of performing a patent search, the risks involved in making a public disclosure of your invention before you have an application on file, and will answer any questions you may have regarding the patent process. If you decide to move forward with preparing a patent application, Brian will painstakingly prepare the application so that it clearly describes your invention and offers you the best chance of obtaining patent protection.