Patent Expert Witness Referrals Service
In June 2018, The United States Patent Office issued its ten millionth patent using its current numbering system, which began with the Patent Act of 1836. It took 155 years (1836-1991) for the Patent Office to issue its first five million patents, but only twenty-seven years to issue the next five million. There were over 308,000 patents issued in 2018 alone. Plant and Utility patents last for up to twenty years from the date of application, while Design patents last for up to fourteen years from the date of application. Patents can only be renewed by an act of Congress and that is rarely done. If they do renew a patent, it is only for a few years. Our patent expert witnesses, speakers, and consultants are scholars, researchers, and industry professionals with extensive field experience. Areas of expertise include biomedical engineering, chemistry, computers and computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, medical devices, medicinal chemistry, microchips, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, software engineering, and robotics, among others. Our patent experts have worked with major corporations such as Boeing, Borg Warner, Caterpillar, Ford, General Motors, Honeywell, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, Sony, Stryker, and Westinghouse, and are authors of best-selling books and numerous scholarly articles.