Access to your Information: Sometimes you may need to see information from your files when the attorneys and support staff are not available. If the information is a filed document in a published US patent or patent application, this can often be viewed through the USPTO Public PAIR system. You will need to enter the code words on the screen and then search for your application or patent using an ID number such as the serial number, patent number or publication number. If you do not have one of these numbers handy, you can use the USPTO search page to locate the published application or patent.

Similar information about trademarks can be found through the Trademark Status Pages at the USPTO.

The information available through these pages is publically available information, and it only includes documents that have been filed with the USPTO. We can also provide you with a secure website on which you can view documents and correspondence realting to your files. If this is of interest, please contact us to see what arrangements can be made.

For Foreign Agents/Attorneys: Larson & Anderson is pleased to have and to develop collegial relationships with patent professionals in many countries. We offer initial services such as the filing of patent and trademark applications that claim priority to a foreign application on a fixed fee basis to maximize predictability of cost, and provide provide explanations of issues specific to US practice when we report substantive actions. Please contact us if you would like to receive a copy of our current fee schedule.

Our main USPTO Customer Number, which can be used on Powers of Attorney, is 57381. However, we can obtain and assign a separate customer number for foreign firms with at least one individual in-house that has a USPTO registration number. This will allow direct access to Private PAIR. We can also provide secure access to confidential documents if desired.

Becoming a Client: The formation of an attorney-client relationship occurs only when the both the prospective client and the attorney are in agreement to the terms of the relationship. Before Larson & Anderson, LLC can accept a company or individual as client we need to consider whether we could do a good job on behalf of the prosepctive client. This means considering whether we have the time and resources and the appropriate technical background. It also means doing a conflict check to make sure that work for a potential client would not create a conflict with an existing client, and explaining to the prospective client the associated cost of the services under consideration. Until this is all completed to everyone's satisfaction, Larson & Anderson should not be provided with confidential information and no attorney-client relationship exists.

Please remember when Larson & Anderson, LLC prepares a patent application or performs other work for a client, it is the client's duty and responsibility to review and understand the work, and in particular the patent claims, to determine if it/they meet the client's business needs.