Howard County, Maryland Patent Trademark Attorney
Howard County is located in the central part of Maryland and is one of the wealthiest counties in Maryland. The population of Howard County is estimated to be around 287,000 residents. The county seat of Howard County is Ellicott City. Howard County is a median household income of 108,844 as of a 2012 estimate. Howard County is named after John Eager Howard, a Colonel from the American Revolutionary War who served as an Officer in the Maryland Line of the Continental Army. Howard County takes up a total of 253 square mile, 2.7 square miles of which are water.
A patent issued by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, grants its owner — i.e., a business or inventor — the right to prevent others from making, using, offering to sell, selling or importing into the U.S. any invention covered by the patent without the owner’s authorization. Thus, a patent is a powerful-intellectual asset that garners in its owner, the exclusive right to exclude others, for up to 20 years from the filing date of the patent, from making, using, selling, offering to sell, or importing into the US, anything covered by the patent. Besides protecting valuable research and development, patents allow a business owners to put in place roadblocks to slowdown copycat competitors from stealing their innovations without remuneration.
Some towns in Howard County that we also serve include: Elkridge, Ellicott City, Columbia, Clarksville, Savage, Highland