People often ask the same introductory questions when they first start seeking patent advice and counsel, and are often concerned about getting billed for the attorney’s time just to learn the answers to a few basic questions. I typically don’t bill for such initial consultations and introductory questions (I say “typically” because, as attorneys, we usually don’t make absolute statements… 😉
The proof is in the pudding, right? So we have started a new feature here at the Patent Arcade: Patent FAQs. The Patent FAQs should answer your initial questions to help you decide whether to consult a patent attorney or not. If you have a questions that’s not on the list, then send us an email and we’ll endeavor to add it.