About me.

Hi! My name is Greg Proctor. I’m a registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Look me up. My registration number is 73,819. I work in Silicon Valley, California, drafting and prosecuting patent applications. For the most part, I work on software-based patents. However, I have experience with mechanical and electromechanical patents as well. 

Setting some expectations.

Patent law is complicated, and we want to write in a way that’s enjoyable to read. As a result, the content we produce is never the full and complete explanation of a topic. To write in such detail would put you to sleep; we don’t want that. 


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