Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
PowerPatent, Inc., the company that empowers entrepreneurs and innovators to protect their intellectual property, announces a program for patent lawyers and patent agents to become certified service providers for PowerPatent users (PatentProAdvisors).
Bao Tran, CEO of PowerPatent, noted that "ProvisionalBuilder® is a great tool for collaboration between patent professionals and inventors. Our certification program is designed for patent professionals who use PowerPatent software, want to deepen their knowledge and skills, and demonstrate their PowerPatent expertise to the growing number of businesses and inventors using PowerPatent workflow solutions."
The collaboration between patent professionals and inventors becomes important due to the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA changes the first-to-invent rule to the first-to-file rule. This leads to less "patent-pending" time, as inventors who file first get their patents.
The PatentProAdvisor credential highlights patent attorneys and patent agents who have achieved an advanced skill level with PowerPatent products, and further distinguishes these professionals as “PowerPatent Experts” who can help PowerPatent users achieve high quality patent applications in a fast and expedient manner to meet the requirements under the AIA.
PowerPatent Inc. is a privately-held software applications company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Our company’s products are designed and developed by a team of legal, software, user experience, and Web design professionals. Our mission is to democratize the intellectual property (IP) ecosystem. Our tools provide a cost-efficient framework for inventors and entrepreneurs to participate in the IP system and be recognized and rewarded for their ingenuity. For more information, visit http://www.powerpatent.com, follow us @powerpatent on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.