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Tracy Jong Law Firm (Patent Attorney, Trademark Attorney) is an intellectual property law firm serving clients all across the United States. We provide services to start-ups, small companies, scientists, doctors, and entrepreneurial individuals. Our office also serves as a US associate for foreign law firms seeking to file the US counterpart to foreign patent applications. A city with a history of innovation, invention and entrepreneurial spirit, Rochester, NY has one of the greatest concentrations of patent filings in the country.

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  • 8,407,955 "Removable Highly Secured Wall Panel Mounting System, April 2, 2013
  • 8,407,013 "Ab Initio Generation of Single Copy Genomic Probes, March 26, 2013
  • 8,376,212 "Automated flat mail piece, February 19, 2013
  • 8,322,345 "Surgical Drape and Method of Use, December 4, 2012
  • 8,316,790 "Medical Task Status Checklist and Manufacturing Method Therefore, November 27, 2012
  • 8,271,143 "Control system methods for networked water heaters", September 18, 2012
  • D667,608 "Bra", September 25, 2012
  • 8,270,692 "Methods and apparatus for quantifying photo-damage", September 18, 2012
  • D665,559 "Gardening pants with kneeling pad pockets", August 21, 2012
  • 8,209,129 "Ab initio generation of single copy genomic probes", June 26, 2012
  • 8,205,621 "Smoking device for aiding cessation of smoking", June 26, 2012
  • 8,175,752 "Control system methods for networked water heaters", May 8, 2012
  • 8,169,812 "Memory architecture with a current controller and reduced power requirements", May 1, 2012
  • 8,151,401 "Variable strength magnetic window cleaning device", April 10, 2012
  • 8,147,639 "Process for manufacturing free standing thermoplastic polymeric films", April 3, 2012
  • 8,145,294 "Method and apparatus for quantifying tissue histology", May 27, 2012
  • 8,076,104 "Rapid and comprehensive identification of prokaryotic organisms", December 13, 2011
  • D652,765 "Bird sculpture",January 24, 2012
  • D651,731 "Work light", January 3, 2012
  • 8,061,433 "Manually operated adjustable earth moving tool", November 22, 2011
  • 8,042,729 "Mailbox tray",October 25, 2011
  • 7,947,614 "Multi-layered fire retardant", May 24, 2011
  • D637,021 "Sorting and counting tray", May 3, 2011
  • 7,921,599 "Vegetation support system", April 12, 2011
  • 7,874,451 "Container assembly for use on planar surfaces of varying slopes", January 25, 2011
  • 7,874,420 "Affixable dispensing capsule", January 25, 2011
  • D632,916 "Birthday tablecloth with photo sleeves", February 22, 2011
  • D632,915 "Photo sleeve enhanced tablecloth", February 22, 2011
  • D632,343 "Lighted pom pom", February 8, 2011
  • D632,032 "Pet feeding reminder", February 1, 2011
  • D631,351 "Dispensing cap for a water bottle", January 25, 2011
  • 7,850,550 "Multipurpose golf tool", December 14, 2010
  • 7,830,628 "Lens and display accessory for portable imaging device", November 9, 2010
  • D621,403 "Infrared pen", August 10, 2010
  • D620,225 "Mailbox with cartoon holding stop sign", July 20, 2010
  • D618,324 "Beveled peripheral interior edge of sink basin bottom", June 22, 2010
  • D608,899 "Sexual stimulator", January 26, 2010
  • D596,412 "Infant travel chair", July 21, 2009
  • D588,357 "Purse", March 17, 2009
  • D580,205 "Walker foot skirt", November 11, 2008
  • D572,901 "Seatbelt cell phone holder", July 15, 2008
  • D559,990 "Sexual stimulator", January 15, 2008
  • D553,253 "Vibrator", October 16, 2007
  • 7,164,775 "In the ear hearing aid utilizing annular ring acoustic seals", January 16, 2007
  • 2012/0290556 "ANONYMOUS REFERENDUM SYSTEM AND METHOD", November 15, 2012
  • 2012/0290369 "REFERENDUM ENHANCED SUBSCRIPTION BASED APPLICATION SYSTEM", November 15, 2012
  • 2012/0283679 "BELLY BINDER WITH A REINFORCED OPENING", November 8, 2012
  • 2011/0042470 "USER ACTIVATED HOT WATER HEATER AND CONTROL SYSTEM", February 24, 2011
  • 2011/0041781 "COIL TUBE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR A TANKLESS HOT WATER SYSTEM", February 24, 2011
  • 2010/0275377 "OPERATING TABLE PATIENT POSITIONER AND METHOD", November 4, 2010
  • 2010/0299979 "APPAREL HAVING A MEANS FOR DISPLAYING AN OBJECT", December 2, 2010
  • 2010/0266445 "PORTABLE ANTIMICROBIAL ULTRA VIOLET STERILIZER", October 21, 2010
  • 2010/0243280 "FIRE RETARDANT COMPOSITION AND METHOD", September 30, 2010
  • 2010/0175700 "Surgical Drape and Method of Use", July 15, 2010
  • 2010/0195991 "APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR A HYBRID TANKLESS WATER HEATER", August 5, 2010
  • 2010/0193456 "Pivoting Shelf Assembly", August 5, 2010
  • 2010/0147180 "Elevated cableway for observation of nature", June 17, 2010
  • 2010/0078184 "FIXED RESIDENTIAL FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM", April 1, 2010
  • 2010/0004522 "Continuously Wearable Compact Blood Glucose Measuring Device", January 7, 2010
  • 2010/0001465 "GAME WITH MINIATURE COLLECTIBLE GAME PIECE FIGURINES USED AS RANDOM OUTCOME GENERATORS", January 7, 2010
  • 2010/0035700 "Golf Club Fitting Assembly", February 11, 2010
  • 2010/0013727 "LNB Alignment Device for Positioning Satellite Dish Feed Horns and Method Therefor", January 21, 2010
  • 2009/0304446 "Tamper Assembly", December 10, 2009
  • 2009/0300896 "Hub Bearing Assembly Removal Tool For Hub Bearing Assemblies", December 10, 2009
  • 2009/0298951 "Nontoxic Biocidal Composition And Method Thereof", December 3, 2009
  • 2009/0298940 "All Natural Antifungal And Antimicrobial Composition And Method Thereof", December 3, 2009
  • 2009/0240736 "Method and System for Creating a Personalized Multimedia Production", September 24, 2009
  • 2009/0138064 "Garment for Providing Back Support and Thermal Therapy", May 28, 2009
  • 2009/0005810 "Teething device", January 1, 2009
  • 2009/0001088 "MOUNTABLE RECYCLE CONTAINER", January 1, 2009
  • 2008/0124286 "Algae supplement and treatment method", May 28, 2009
  • 2008/0124318 "Algae supplement and treatment method", May 28, 2009
  • 2008/0090193 "Apparatus for heat treatment of materials and process for real time controlling of a heat treatment process", April 17, 2008
  • 2008/0086812 "Sink with tri-mountable sink rim", April 17, 2008
  • 2008/0086811 "Sink with tri-mountable sink rim", April 17, 2008
  • 2007/0217184 "LED light assembly", September 20, 2007
  • 2007/0187184 "Scissors lift utility tray assembly", August 16, 2007
  • WO 2012154927 "REFERENDUM ENHANCED SUBSCRIPTION BASED APPLICATION SYSTEM", November 15, 2012
  • WO 2012129370 "SOLAR PANELS GROUNDING CLIP", September 27, 2012
  • WO 2012061669 "CENTROMERE DETECTOR AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING RADIATION EXPOSURE FROM CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES", May 10, 2012
  • WO 2011028738 "METHOD FOR ENHANCING SELECTIVITY AND RECOVERY IN THE FRACTIONAL FLOTATION OF PARTICLES IN A FLOTATION COLUMN ", March 10, 2011
  • WO 2011022452 "COIL TUBE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR A TANKLESS HOT WATER SYSTEM", February 24, 2011
  • WO 2010090898 "APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR A HYBRID TANKLESS WATER HEATER", August 12, 2010
  • WO 2010123785 "PORTABLE ANTIMICROBIAL ULTRA VIOLET STERILIZER", October 28, 2010
  • WO 2011028736 "METHOD FOR ENHANCING SELECTIVITY AND RECOVERY IN THE FRACTIONAL FLOTATION OF PARTICLES IN A FLOTATION COLUMN", March 10, 2011
  • WO 2010129442 "IMAGE QUALITY INDICATOR RESPONSIVE TO IMAGE PROCESSING", November 11, 2010
  • WO 2010081051 "PIVOTING SHELF ASSEMBLY", July 15, 2010
  • WO 2010096393 "MEMORY ARCHITECTURE WITH A CURRENT CONTROLLER AND REDUCED POWER REQUIREMENTS", August 26, 2010
  • WO 2010091026 "DISPENSING CAPSULE", August 12, 2010
  • WO 2010009445 "LNB ALIGNMENT DEVICE FOR POSITIONING SATELLITE DISH FEED HORNS AND METHOD THEREFOR", January 21, 2010
  • WO 2009065151 "METHOD FOR IMAGE QUALITY ASSESSMENT USING QUALITY VECTORS", May 22, 2009
  • WO 2009064832 "METHOD FOR MAKING AN ASSURED IMAGE", May 22, 2009
  • WO 2009076117 "IMAGE TRANSFER WITH SECURE QUALITY ASSESSMENT", June 18, 2009
  • WO 2008048381 "SINK WITH TRI-MOUNTABLE SINK RIM | ÉVIER AVEC REBORD D'ÉVIER À MONTAGE TRIPLE", April 28, 2008
  • We routinely serve clients from other parts of New York state, such as Syracuse, Buffalo, Utica, Albany, Newburgh, White Plains, New York City, other states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Colorado, Nevada, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, California, Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina and overseas clients from Canada, United Kingdom, China and India, etc. Our services include: intellectual property contracts and agreements, patent searching, patent preparation, patent prosecution, patent licensing, foreign patent filings, trademark registration, trademark searching, trademark prosecution, trademark licensing, copyright registration, and business formation for new start-ups. Engineering Services can also be provided on an as-needed basis during patent preparation and prosecution. Technical Drawing Services can be provided on an as-needed basis during product development, patent preparation and patent prosecution.

    Our legal, industrial and technical background enables us to work with engineers, entrepreneurs, doctors, and inventors on any technology from the simplest to the most complex. We can speak with inventors, doctors, scientists, and engineers in their own language, putting them at ease, saving time and avoiding key information being “lost in translation” to non-technical professionals. Our personal, down to earth, approachable style is refreshing for most inventors.

    We work efficiently and creatively with inventors, health professionals, engineers, business owners, scientists, and management to identify patentable technology and to transform that technology into valuable intellectual property assets or to develop effective protection procedures. We work with business owners, management and marketing personnel to identify and protect valuable intellectual property with copyrights, trademarks, and design patents. We advise clients on intellectual property issues and contracts.

    Located in a suburban setting, we keep our overhead low. We don’t have an expensive downtown office space. When appropriate, we efficiently work with clients without requiring “face to face” meetings in our “brick and mortar” office. We can transact much of our business via telephone, e-mail, and fax. We can use internet video conferencing, a particular benefit for international clients. For many clients, this is convenient and time-saving. No time away from work for meetings, no travel time, and more expedient communication. Consequently, our clients receive both convenient and quality patent and trademark services and representation at a reasonable cost.

    We make the effort to understand your business objectives and present you options and alternatives. We won’t make your decisions for you, rather, we strive to educate so you can decide how best to proceed. We enjoy being a part of your team and take pride that our service effectively helps you to reach your goals.

    We offer free initial consultation. All consultations with a patent attorney or patent agent regarding your technical ideas and legal matters are confidential, whether you choose to hire the firm or not. (Do not send your invention materials until you have spoken with a patent attorney or patent agent by telephone or e-mail.)

    Patent Pending Status

    With patent rights, an invention may not be manufactured, used, sold, distributed, imported or duplicated without the inventor’s consent. Our office assists inventors in protecting and profiting from their invention by filing of provisional utility patent applications, non-provisional utility patent applications, international patent applications, and design patent applications.

    Full Scope of Services

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    After an application for patent protection is filed, our office assists inventors in deriving profit from their invention by representing their rights in negotiations with potential purchasers and licensees of the technology. We can assist in establishing the inventor as the sole source for the invention through branding via copyright and trademark protection. We also form new business entities and assist inventors in reviewing and negotiating manufacturing agreements for those who have a more entrepreneurial approach to profiting from their invention.

    From Patent to Profit

    Successful inventors understand that protecting their invention is the best way to maximize profit potential. With exclusive control over the rights and the source of an invention, the entire market share can be exploited to an inventor’s benefit. Think about it logically, if others can legally do something, why should they pay to do so? Only by having a monopoly on an idea can it be successfully and profitably exploited. Without protection, copycats and johnny-come-laters are sure to be in the picture of any commercially successful product. The value of an invention may depend on the steps taken to protect the idea early in the process.

    Cost Effective Investment

    An investment in a patent may be one of the best investments made by an inventor or entrepreneur. Over the lifetime of a commercial product, the cost is a relatively small one. Remember, patent “monopoly” rights for utility patents run for 20 years from the date of filing. For design patents, patent rights run for 14 years from date of issuance. The cost for patent protection generally amounts to $200 to $1,000 annually over the patent term.

    Additional Benefits

    Having a patent pending may have auxiliary benefits. It may deter competitors, but it may also create interest in your new or improved product. It may have the benefit of creating the impression that your company is leading edge, a market leader and innovative in technology. It may give investors some peace of mind that copycats and big box companies won’t usurp your nascent market share. It provides an asset that can be leveraged as collateral for funding.

    Test the Market with a Provisional Patent

    For a few thousand dollars, you can protect your idea before you publicly disclose it with a provisional patent application. This two step process of filing for utility patent coverage allows you to invest half of what is generally spent on filing a utility patent application. The provisional patent application gives you a priority filing date, establishes you as the inventor and provides patent pending status for 12 months. You can market your invention during this period. At the 8 or 10 month mark, you can assess whether the additional investment for a full utility patent is justified. If not, you abandon the patent application without additional cost and investment. If it is, you work with our office to convert the application to claim your monopoly right in your invention before the expiration of the 12 months.

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    2300 Buffalo Road, Building 100A,
    Rochester, NY 14624

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    (585) 247-9170

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