Who is responsible for patenting?
OTC has a patent attorney on staff who may work with you to file a provisional patent application as well as assist in any other issues relating to patent prosecution. Generally, OTC contracts with outside patent counsel for IP protection after provisional application filing, thus assuring access to patent specialists in diverse technology areas. Inventors work with the patent counsel in drafting the patent applications and responses to worldwide patent offices. OTC licensing specialists and our in-house attorney will help with the selection and oversight of the outside patent counsel.