Types of Patents

Ference & Associates can help you obtain:

1. Utility patents

This type of patent may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.

2. Design patents

This type of patent may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.


Patents Filed by Ference & Associates

Note the USPTO links below do not include all applications or issued patents which have been handled by attorneys of the firm, but only those on which the firm appears as the correspondence address.

Click here to retrieve a listing of issued US patents where the firm was of record.

Click here to retrieve a listing of published US patent applications where the firm was of record through February 17, 2011. Because of changes in the way the USPTO now publishes patent applications, the USPTO no longer shows the Attorney of Record after the publication date of 2/17/11.  However, Ference & Associates currently has 460 pending applications which have published since the changes in USPTO reporting.


To learn more about patents, please visit the following:

Pittsburgh Office
409 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
+1 412 741 8400

About Us
Ference & Associates is a Pittsburgh, PA based law firm with a global client base. Our attorneys focus on patent, trademark, and copyright law.

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