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Alloy Patent Law helps you grow your idea and transform it into reality. We guide you to success by protecting your idea and helping you profit. There are many routes and pitfalls.
We can show you the way.

You have a great idea, but the path forward may be uncertain. The questions seem simple, but answers can be hard to find.

Is my invention valuable? How do I protect my idea? How long will it take? What does the road ahead look like? Who has the answers I’m looking for?

We have streamlined every step of the process. We understand how important it is to remove the barriers that inventors face.

Alloy Patent Law sets the standard in modern patent law service for inventors. We are online, easy, fast, and professional. We are better because we focus on inventors, and only inventors.

If you are here to learn, welcome. Please visit our blog, browse services, view our transparent pricing, and reviews. If you still have questions, we are always available to meet to discuss your case.

If you think you need a patent, you have come to the right place. Alloy is First in Online Patent Law™ because we simplified the patent process for inventors.

  • The practice was built only with creators’ needs in mind. We are determined to deliver exactly what our clients care about: simplified process, experienced guidance, great access to your attorney, and fees that are transparent and reasonable.

  • Alloy clients can expect highly competitive pricing, excellent representation, unparalleled access to their attorney, and an experience that cannot be matched by conventional firms.

What We Do

We work with a special type of client- you, the inventor. If you think you need a patent, you have come to the right place. Alloy is First in Online Patent Law™ because we simplified the patent process for inventors.

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ONLINE PATENTS FOR small business,
startups, and individuals

It may sound odd, but most patent applicants are not inventors. Rather, most patent applications are filed by large corporations. The USPTO categorizes applicant size as undiscounted, small, and micro. Most of my clients are individual inventors and small startups that are micro entities.

To qualify as micro, the applicants must earn below ~$190,000 per year and have under four patent applications. If you exceed either of those thresholds, but have fewer than 500 employees, you are a “small” entity. If you have over 500 employees, you are “undiscounted.”

7 in 10 patent applicants have over 500 employees

and amazingly

Under 1 in 23 US patent applicants are micro entities*

  • USPTO FY2019 utility applications by entity type: micro 4.22%; small 25.82%, undiscounted 69.97%.*

In other words, inventors are actually a special type of client. We specialize in empowering inventors in a system that is not designed for them.

FIRST IN ONLINE PATENT LAW™

Alloy Patent Law is a firm like no other. We built the first truly online patent firm, and we are completely different than any firm you have ever encountered.

You will understand your case and how to move forwardWe know that information is power for inventors. We know that every case is different, and that getting the right answers for your particular case can be frustratingly difficult. You will speak with an attorney who will listen carefully about your invention and answer your questions in a straightforward, understandable way.

Risk free?
It’s simple- we love our clients, and we treat them like it. Did you sign up for the wrong service, or for a service that you really don’t need at all? Let us know, and we will solve the problem. We maintain a spotless track record. Why? Because our clients love us back.

LOCAL AND NATIONWIDE

Founded in Seattle, Alloy is proud to be a part of the Seattle creative community. As a virtual firm specializing in Federal Patent Law, Alloy has clients from across the country and around the globe.

Alloy Patent Law sets the standard in modern patent law service for inventors. We are online, easy, fast, and professional. We are better because we focus on inventors, and only inventors.

Testimonials

Real People. Real Stories.

Walker is extremely easy to work with! Very attentive and responsive to questions I had regarding the patent application process. The long process has just begun and he has been 10/10 thus far. Excited to continue working with him!

Tony Carter

Walker is easy to work with, very accessible. He doesn't nickle and dime you for every 5 minutes of his time like other attorneys do. He delivers what he promisses. Man of his word. Thank you Walker.

Andrey Kozorezov

Walker at Alloy Law has helped me on multiple projects over the last few years, from trademark filings to utility & design patents. He is honest, affordable, extremely knowledgeable & very quick to respond. It is important as my business grows to have a reliable & trustworthy attorney to work with, someone who I can depend on to provide sound advice & guidance. Walker has delivered on all fronts! I am very pleased with my experience with Alloy Law & will continue to consult with them as my business grows.

Jillian DeMichael

I wish Walker Weitzel at Alloy was around when I first applied for a patent. He is very knowledgeable and charges less than others in the larger law firms. I wanted a second opinion on enforcing a patent I have. He pointed out a couple things my more expensive lawyer missed and saved me a lot of money in the long run. I will be using Alloy again.I'm writing this review because as a small Business owner myself, I like to see other small businesses succeed.

Kurt Massey
Attorney Walker Weitzel
EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Walker Weitzel

Founder and Principal of Alloy Patent Law, LLC

I founded Alloy Patent Law in 2014 with the core mission of improving inventor access to patent protection. While the firm has grown dramatically over the years, the mission has not changed. We are here for the inventors. Accessible quality representation - that’s all we do.

Patent preparation and prosecution is my entire legal practice. I work with every client one-on-one from the outset. Once I understand your invention and the specifics of your case, we go to work.

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Alloy Patent Law offers a free 30-minute consultation with an intellectual property attorney.

Call (206) 899 6980 to speak directly to a patent lawyer or request a free consultation online, and an IP attorney will contact you shortly.

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Patent Attorney Free Consultation

An online patent attorney consultation can be incredibly valuable- even if it’s free Almost every day I do an online patent attorney consultation with an inventor who is deciding how to take the first step toward commercializing their design. Many are deciding whether to patent, while some are still learning about what a patent is and what […]

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Invention Patents are granted based on three main requirements: Novelty Usefulness Obviousness  To fulfill the eligibility criteria for types of patent invention claims, the invention must be new, provide usefulness, and must be non-obviousness to both a person of ordinary skill or an industry expert. While the above-mentioned requirements may seem clear, it is not […]

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The United States Patent Law has applied the first-to-invent patent system for many years. It allows patent inventors to file patent claims based on who invented the patent first, not on who filed for it earlier. In September 2011, a new patent reform bill, AIA (America Invents Act) was signed, changing the patent system to […]

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Agreements In Patent Assignments

Patent owners can get monetary benefits from their patented products or technology in two ways: Selling the license of the patent with a pre-agreed contract that gives the licensee the rights to sell, make or use the invention in exchange for a fee or royalty payments Assign the rights of the patent to another party […]

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An online patent attorney consultation can be incredibly valuable- even if it’s free Almost every day I do an online patent attorney consultation with an inventor who is deciding how to take the first step toward commercializing their design. Many are deciding whether to patent, while some are still learning about what a patent is and what […]

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Test of Obviousness in Invention Patents

Invention Patents are granted based on three main requirements: Novelty Usefulness Obviousness  To fulfill the eligibility criteria for types of patent invention claims, the invention must be new, provide usefulness, and must be non-obviousness to both a person of ordinary skill or an industry expert. While the above-mentioned requirements may seem clear, it is not […]

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The United States Patent Law has applied the first-to-invent patent system for many years. It allows patent inventors to file patent claims based on who invented the patent first, not on who filed for it earlier. In September 2011, a new patent reform bill, AIA (America Invents Act) was signed, changing the patent system to […]

September 28, 2022

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Agreements In Patent Assignments

Patent owners can get monetary benefits from their patented products or technology in two ways: Selling the license of the patent with a pre-agreed contract that gives the licensee the rights to sell, make or use the invention in exchange for a fee or royalty payments Assign the rights of the patent to another party […]

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